Today, ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) in cooperation with ATLAS conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for ViaSat’s new corporate campus. As planned, the initial 80,00 sq foot facility will sit on 8.6 acres in ATLAS. Initial investment in the project is estimated at over $20 million dollars. ViaSat will also create a projected 150 new jobs with an annual payroll of 9.6 million.
“ViaSat is an example of our launch, grow and locate economic development story,” said Todd E. McDaniel, President and CEO of The Research Valley Partnership. “ViaSat’s decision to locate its Texas corporate campus in the Research Valley after it’s 2014 acquisition of NetNearU of Bryan Texas, represents our future. This is the type of company and the type of jobs we want in Brazos County. We are honored to have played a role in this important project.”
About The Research Valley Partnership
The Research Valley Partnership is a public-private economic development corporation serving the citizens of Brazos County, Texas. The Partnership pursues economic growth in the county without regard to jurisdiction through its programs, services and initiatives to help launch, grow and locate companies in Brazos County.
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access – anywhere – whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com.