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Firm Announces Virginia Headquarters Expansion
October 30, 2019

DroneUp, a web and mobile platform for on-demand drone pilot services, has announced that the firm will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters operation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

DroneUp connects drone clients with qualified drone pilots through its Mission Match™? process, in-app and on the web. The company delivers on-demand services to commercial, government, and military organizations and addresses critical airspace safety oversight. DroneUp is committed to providing a comprehensive network of pilots while maintaining a steadfast commitment to safety and responsible operations.

“We are honored to be part of the Virginia business community,” said Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp. “We are sincerely grateful to Governor Northam, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, and the City of Virginia Beach. Their support, along with the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, have helped to ensure that we have the resources necessary to maintain our position as an industry leader in the global drone services space.”

“The soaring success of innovative companies like DroneUp is a reflection of the many competitive advantages available to unmanned systems companies in Virginia,” said Governor Ralph S. Northam in response to the announcement. “With the second-highest concentration of tech workers in the nation, renowned training programs, and a strong talent pipeline, Virginia is well-suited to be a leader in this skyrocketing industry. We are thrilled that DroneUp is reinvesting in the Commonwealth and helping to propel the Hampton Roads economy forward.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance to secure the project for Virginia, and will support the company’s job creation through the state-funded Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change in order to support employee training activities.

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