Zantech IT Services, Inc., a provider of technology solutions to federal government and industry clients, will create 120 jobs and invest $317,853 as it expands its corporate offices in the Tysons area of Fairfax County. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the expansion today. Virginia successfully competed with Washington D.C., Maryland and West Virginia for the project.
“Fairfax County is the perfect location for our headquarters office to attract and retain a qualified workforce with advanced degrees and security clearances,” said Zia Islam, CEO of Zantech.
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has worked directly with Zantech during the past six years. Founded in 2007, the company has sustained rapid growth while providing clients with the solutions and expertise to meet their mission objectives, maintain critical functions and transform critical systems. The minority-owned company’s professional services span the full IT lifecycle, focusing on program support, applications development, systems operations and maintenance.
“We are so pleased to see Zantech expanding and creating more jobs, and we thank them for deciding to grow here,” said Catherine W. Riley, interim president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “Zantech is the perfect company to take advantage of the IT-based workforce in Fairfax County and the region, and Zia Islam is a great example of the rich diversity of our business community leadership that is a hallmark of Fairfax County.”
The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) to secure the project for Virginia. VEDP will support Zantech’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change in order to support employee-training activities.
“Virginia’s proximity to the customers we serve makes this the ideal location for our headquarters office,” said Zia Islam, CEO of Zantech, which competes globally but does much of its work from its Tysons headquarters. “It is also a wonderful place to live, which is why over 80 percent of our employees who work in Virginia also live in Virginia.”
Zantech supports a culture of education, community support and believes it is important to support the community in which we work. Over the years, the company has participated in numerous initiatives in support of mentoring and educating disadvantaged youth, wounded warriors, and veterans.