Mayor Levar Stoney and Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced this afternoon that media and information giant Thomson Reuters has set up a new office in downtown Richmond.
The company has leased around 9,300 square feet in the West Tower of Riverfront Plaza at 901 E. Byrd St., where it will join law firm Ogletree Deakins on the building’s 13th floor. The mayor and governor’s office held a press conference onsite at 1:30 p.m.
The new office is dubbed by the publicly traded Toronto-based firm as its Cyber Fusion Center.
It is expected to eventually employ more than 60 people. It has 20 employees on the ground presently, with plans to have 40 by year’s end.
Online job postings for the new Richmond jobs include IT project manager, securities platform engineer and information security engineer.
The lease was brokered on behalf of Thomson Reuters by Colliers’ Chris Wallace and Matt Hamilton. CBRE’s Trib Sutton, David Wilkins and Matt Anderson represented the landlord.
Stay tuned to BizSense for more on the deal.