Advanced Engineering Consultants, a certified woman-owned company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, will open an office at 249 Central Park Avenue in Virginia Beach this summer. The company specializes in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology engineering design services. The company will hire four new full-time employees immediately and nine more over the next 30 months with average wages of $83,200 excluding benefits.
Advanced Engineering Consultants was founded in 1998. It has been included in the 2012 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Ohio, and Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD, president and senior electrical engineer, was honored as the 2012 Ohio Asian Leader and was also a National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Columbus 2012 Visionary Finalist.
The company has a staff of 42 engineers and an additional office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Current clients include Ohio State University, Ohio University, City of Columbus, Indiana University, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NASA and Defense Logistics Agency.
The Virginia Beach Development Authority has approved an Economic Development Investment Program grant in the amount of $35,000 based on the number of jobs created in the City.
“Advanced Engineering Consultants aligns with an ideal technology industry sector and is a woman-owned business,” said Warren Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “We are pleased to welcome this prestigious company and these highly skilled and desirable jobs to Virginia Beach.”
The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international business and industry that results in the creation of new capital investment and jobs that increase the per capita income in the community. The City of Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of 437,000, and is the 39th largest city in the United States. The City has been recognized as the best run city in America, by 24/7 Wall St. in 2012. In 2013, the City was named the easiest city to start a business in the U.S. by Thumbtack.com in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and top overall mid-sized city in the U.S. by fDi Magazine. In 2012, the Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council, one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.