Close to 300 new jobs are coming to Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the expansion of two different companies in the Commonwealth Friday.
The first announcement came from the research group PPD Inc., a company that conducts research and clinical trials for drug development. It plans to invest $28 million to expand operations in Henrico County over the next three years.
McDonnell approved more than $500,000 in grants for the project, which is expected to bring 190 jobs to the area.
Meanwhile, A-T Solutions, an anti- and counterterrorism company, plans to invest $1 million and create 100 jobs in an expansion in Spotsylvania County. The group serves a number of government clients including the departments of Defense, State, Justice and Homeland Security.