​​​​​​Information Services Technology

Virginia Beach has proven to be a strategic location for the information and communication technology industry sector seeking an advantageous business climate.

The industry has a strong telecom infrastructure, reliable power supply and higher education facilities that provide degrees in computer sciences, communications and other information services-related fields.​

More than 30,000 civilians in the MSA work in information and communication technology and IT/electronics-related engineering.  Local universities offer a wide variety of degree and certificate programs to support the area’s rapidly expanding private-sector IT core.  Old Dominion University was the first college in America to offer a PhD in Modeling and Simulation. They created the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center to serve as a global research center of excellence for Modeling and Simulation in the areas of gaming, emergency response, transportation, health care, and defense. 

For most technology companies new to Virginia Beach, the City has capped the annual business license fee (gross receipts tax) at $50 for each of the first two years of operations.  For other incentives, visit our incentives page​. ​

Recent Technology Accomplishments​ ​

  • The first transoceanic fiber cable connections​​ in the Mid-Atlantic are coming to Virginia Beach. In March 2016, Spanish telecom giant Telefónica announced plans to connect Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza, Brazil to Virginia Beach with the BRUSA ultrafast submarine cable. 
  •  MAREA, owned by Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica, will bring the first ultra-high-speed data cable from Bilbao, Spain to Virginia Beach in the fourth quarter 2017. 
  • Globalinx Data Center, LLC, headquartered in Virginia Beach, has agreed to purchase 10 acres of land for $2 million in the Corporate Landing Business Park from the Virginia Beach Development Authority. The company plans to develop a 138,000-square-foot international, carrier-neutral data center to provide connections for numerous fiber providers. 
  •  Economic Development partnered with local private business leaders to launch Cyber Protection Resources Coastal Virginia, a non-profit organization that will assess and promote cyber security awareness, education, workforce training and advocacy services for the entire Virginia Beach region. ​

Major IT Companies in Virginia Beach

​CompanyEmployees
Christian Broadcasting Network Inc.720
Lockheed Martin​510
​SAIC​500
​Liberty Tax/JTH Holdings​400

Electronic Systems Inc.​

400
Doma Technologies, LLC400​

Key Positions - Average Annual Salaries

PositionVirginia Beach MSAUnited States
Computer and Information Systems Managers$140,570$145,740
Computer and Information Research Scientists$103,780$116,320
​​Computer Systems Analysts​$85,570​$91,620​
Computer Programmers$74,560​$85,180
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  MSAU​SA May 201​6 ​Data

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