Virginia Beach Development Authority Awards Grant to Jazz Solutions, Inc.

May 24, 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 24, 2023) – The Virginia Beach Development Authority (VBDA) has approved Jazz Solutions, Inc. (JSL) to receive an Economic Development Investment grant in the amount of $100,000 that will assist with its expansion into the Defense and Intelligence market.

Earlier this year, JSL announced the establishment of offices at 477 Viking Drive in Virginia Beach. The grant will allow JSL to make capital improvements to those offices and workforce development.

“The support of the City of Virginia Beach is crucial to our expansion plans,” said JSL CEO Kristen Larson. “We fully intend to be responsible stewards of taxpayer funds, as well as demonstrate to our clients and partners that there is a great deal of technical talent in this area. We intend to grow alongside the city and provide high-quality tech jobs. Our successes will be a direct reflection of the confidence the VBDA has placed in us.”

“We are thrilled with the City’s vote of confidence in our decision to establish a business practice here and eager to reinforce the Virginia Beach metro area’s position as a center of technical talent on the East Coast,” said Robert Wedertz, JSL’s chief operating officer for Defense/Intelligence. “We also intend to establish and mature relationships with academia in the state of Virginia to create strong pipelines of technical professionals who want to work and live here.”

“The defense and intelligence market plays a critical role in today’s economy, and by establishing offices in Virginia Beach, JSL is boosting our city’s prominence in this market,” said Taylor Adams, Virginia Beach deputy city manager and director of economic development. “We are thrilled they have chosen Virginia Beach as a place to expand their company, promote job growth and support the community.”


About Virginia Beach & the Department of Economic Development

Virginia Beach, one of Virginia’s most populous cities, resides where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to drive economic vitality and inclusive prosperity in the city by fostering the attraction and creation of new investment, innovation, and jobs.

About Jazz Solutions, Inc. (JSL)

Founded in 2013, JSL is an economically disadvantaged, woman-owned, SBA certified 8(a) program participant small business, delivering customer-centric IT solutions built to further the mission and goals of federal, state, and local governments.