Emerging IT business relocates to Prince William County to boost business advantages of HUBZone certification

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July 23, 2014 – Prince William County, Va. – Z-TECH Solutions (Z-TECH), LLC, a management consultancy and support services enterprise, has announced its relocation in Prince William County, Virginia. The new site of this emerging Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) qualified for HUBZone program stimulus, in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone.

“We’re delighted in our decision to relocate to Prince William County,” said Mike Zarou, President and Chief Executive Officer, Z-TECH Solutions, LLC. “The County is truly the best kept secret in the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan region for small consulting enterprise to flourish.”

“Relocating to Possum Point, Dumfries, Virginia was attractive for Z-TECH due to the central location and quick access to I-95 and I-66. Our new facility allows us to better serve our clients and employee base,” added Mr. Zarou.

Mr. Zarou is the founder of Z-TECH Solutions, LLC. As a retired Naval Officer with DAIWA III certification and extensive project management experience in the IT field, he provides clients with over twenty-five years of government contract administration expertise and operational knowledge in a wide range of Department of Defense (DOD) programs, such as contracting and financial management responsibilities. He was formerly the business financial manager for the Navy’s F-14 aircraft, a contracting specialist on the Joint Strike Fighter program and a warranted contracting officer at the Naval Air Systems Command.

The expanded Z-TECH team of consultants provides a wide variety of client service offerings, in the following areas:

Contract and Acquisition Management (GSA Vets GWAC);

Business/Financial/Budget Management Support (GSA MOBIS); and

Clerical/Administrative Support.

Z-TECH Solutions, LLC joins a growing industry of more than 629 IT companies in Prince William County. Identified as one of ‘America’s Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots’, according to Progressive Policy Institute, businesses are able to enjoy the competitive advantages of a highly skilled and readily available workforce, coupled with the lowest programmable computer taxes in the region. Prince William County’s favorable blend of large land parcels, multi-use zoned sites, incentives, reliable power and ample fiber optic availability make it an ideal location for IT, Data Centers and Cyber Security businesses seeking a location in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information on Z-TECH Solutions, LLC, visit: www.z-techllc.com<http://www.z-techllc.com/> or contact: Mike Zarou at: Tel: (703) 955-9558 or Email: mzarou@z-techllc.com<mailto:mzarou@z-techllc.com> .


• Prince William Science Accelerator<http://www.accelerate.pwcecondev.org/>, the only public-private commercially available property featuring wet labs space in Northern Virginia, officially opened in June 2014. Anchored in Innovation Park near George Mason University, the facility houses nine wet labs spaces and is designed as an innovative environment for entrepreneurial research and product development, working in conjunction with existing industry and universities, adding a further key element to the growing life sciences ecosystem in Prince William County. For information about locating in the Accelerator, please contact: Michael Aron at: (703) 792-5516 or maron@pwcgov.org<mailto:maron@pwcgov.org> or visit the website<http://www.accelerate.pwcecondev.org/>.

• In March 2014, Prince William County and George Mason University formally opened the Simulation and Game Institute (SGI) in Innovation Park. SGI provides accelerator space and offices to new and emerging companies engaged in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Games, cutting-edge game design and research, game training and certification; visualization and simulation software and business tools to help lead enterprises to commercialization. It is one of four international affiliates of the Serious Games Institute, which is an operating division of Coventry University in England. Other affiliates include locations in Singapore, South Africa and Mexico.

• Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 miles and is the 2nd largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

• 75% of Northern Virginia’s 1.1 million workers live within a 30 minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour.

• Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly-skilled, culturally diverse labor; 41% of the workforce has 4-year degrees.

• A pro-business community, Prince William County ranked #8 nationwide for job growth by CNN Money. Over the past decade, the County has experienced a 57% increase in the number of business establishments.

• Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P).


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