BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR)– The 1901 Group broke ground today in Blacksburg. Many gathered to celebrate the expansion, which also coincided with the 1901 Group’s 10-year anniversary.

The IT group joined forces with the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center to build their new Enterprise IT Operations Center. The state of the art facility will be an astounding 45,000 sq. ft. This is well-received news for those interested in high-tech jobs in rural Virginia.

The 1901 Group is FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) authorized. They are a leading provider in the public and private sector market, delivering innovative IT solutions. Some of the jobs they are trying to create focus on cloud, cybersecurity, and managed services.

“It’s a good model, there’s a tremendous amount of talent down here. I think on just where it was 10 years ago, IT companies weren’t ready to leverage talent in these areas… but right now, it’s changing. I think it’s a great opportunity for us to grow in this region because there is so much untapped talent,” said Sonu Singh, President and CEO of 1901 Group.

Singh said that they would like to add 200-300 cloud engineers, network engineers, security engineers, and software developers over the next couple of years.

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