Thomson Reuters to Establish Internal Cybersecurity Operations Center in Richmond
RICHMOND – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) joined Governor Terry McAuliffe to announce that Thomson Reuters will establish an internal cybersecurity operations center in the City of Richmond, bringing up to 60 jobs.
“Thomson Reuters could not have joined a more talented community than Richmond,” said Congressman Donald McEachin. “I am pleased to see the jobs, as well as the technology opportunities, flow into the 4th Congressional District. The Commonwealth has the personnel and the infrastructure to take Thomson Reuters to new heights. The successful partnership is yet another example of private-public partnerships creating opportunities in America. I am committed to supporting legislation at the federal level that continues to allow for such partnerships to thrive in the Commonwealth, and across the country.”
The company will occupy approximately 10,000 square feet at Riverfront Plaza and plans to employ up to 60 people in highly specialized roles by the end of 2018. Virginia state officials met with the company and successfully recruited this project for the Commonwealth in February 2017 in San Francisco at the RSA Conference, where Governor McAuliffe was a featured speaker.
“Virginia has emerged as a hub for cutting-edge intelligence technology, and Thomson Reuters is an impressive addition to the Commonwealth’s growing cybersecurity sector,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This key industry will continue to have a critical impact on citizens and businesses around the globe, and is an important component of our ongoing efforts to diversify and build the new Virginia economy. We are honored to gain a new corporate partner that is creating new, high-tech jobs of the 21st century in the City of Richmond.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Richmond and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City with the project. Thomson Reuters is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Background: Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Customers rely on Thomson Reuters to deliver the intelligence, technology, and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years.
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