IT & Software Development

Why pay more when you can get the same quality for less? Area universities are producing an abundance of coders and network engineers that are comparable to talent found in the Silicon Valleys of the world, but our wages are a whole lot less thanks to our lower cost of living.


  • Employment - 3,200 
  • Average Annual Wage - $71,048


  • 1901 Group - Reston, VA based company providing managed IT services provider that delivers 24/7 operations, analytics, and expertise in Unified Communications
  • AeroSoft* - Develops computer software that performs computational fluid dynamics analyses
  • Atomic Axis - Austin, TX based mobile development company that offers strategy and application development services
  • Dish Network  - Provides in bound technical support to Dish Network customers
  • IDD, Inc.* - a full-service IT firm specializing in custom software solutions, web design, mobile apps, content management systems (CMS), media services, graphic design, and digital and print marketing 
  • Heyo* - Marketing platform that enables users to create mobile and social campaigns that drive traffic, leads, and sales
  • New City* - Full service web design, marketing, and public relations information technology firm
  • Phoenix Integration* - Provides software that allows manufacturing companies to integrate and automate numerous software tools, remote locations, and different computing platforms into a cohesive environment for systems design
  • Harmonia* - developed the LiquidApps® suite of development tools. LiquidApps® brings user interface design and development from the programmers to the subject matter expert who is best able to develop the software
  • Prime Photonics* - Develops and markets fiber optic sensor systems for harsh environments
  • Rackspace - Dedicated servers, managed hosting, and web hosting service provider
  • TechPad*  - Coworking space in downtown Blacksburg for software development companies
  • TORC Robotics* - A leader in robotic autonomous vehicle solutions by providing Unmanned Vehicle Kits and proven modular Robotic Building Blocks
  • VTLS* - A leading global company that creates and provides visionary technology in library solutions for various governments

*Local Startup


Virginia Tech
Radford University
New River Community College


College/University Associates Bachelors Masters Ph.D.
Virginia Tech - 117 123 16
Radford University - 72 - -
New River Community College 24 - - -
Total 24 189 123  16 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics


  • Virginia Tech Research Centers - A leader in the deployment of information technology resources. Research areas are fiber optics, wireless communications, human-computer interaction, modeling and hardware description languages, configurable computing, digital library systems, and e-business. VIEW CENTERS
  • Radford University GAMeS Lab - The purpose of the Games, Animation, Modeling and Simulation (GAMeS) Lab at Radford University is to design interactive mobile games and study the impact of these products on student engagement and learning. READ MORE

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Christiansburg, VA.  24073

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2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report - Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department
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