GSS Gear to Relocate Corporate Headquarters and Showroom in Virginia Beach

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

​Global Supply Solutions, LLC (GSS Gear) will relocate its corporate headquarters and retail operations to 2037 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. The company is a preferred supplier of tactical and outdoor gear for the Department of Defense, federal agencies, emergency medical services, firefighters and law enforcement agencies across the country.
 
The company is currently at 1569 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach, with one of the largest specialty retail outlets of its kind on the East Coast. The new location (formerly Shaia Carpets) is 10,000 square feet with a state-of-the-art showroom. GSS Gear will invest more than $2.2 million in real estate, building improvements and business property in the new location. 
 
“We are pleased to retain this business in Virginia Beach,” said Warren D. Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “The location is ideal for GSS Gear with the proximity to the largest military installations in the world. This company aligns with our strategic plan to retain and recruit small, women-owned and Department of Defense-related businesses.”
 
The Virginia Beach Development Authority has approved an Economic Development Incentive Program grant of $30,000 based on the company’s capital investment.
 
Global Supply Solutions, LLC was founded in 2004. It is a Woman-Owned, Small Business as classified by the Small Business Administration. For the past 11 years, the company has supported thousands of Department of Defense clients, government and law enforcement agencies in missions around the world through GSS Gear equipment and apparel. The company offers professional experience in civilian and government sectors of special operations, anti-terrorism and law enforcement. GSS Gear represents more than 1,400 manufacturers of military, tactical and outdoor/adventure gear. 
 
What started in a 500-square-foot office in Virginia Beach has grown into a company with multiple retail stores and warehouses.  In addition to Virginia Beach, the company also has a retail location in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. For more information on the company, visit www.gssgear.com.
 
The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 440,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi magazine. CNNMoney.com ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.
 
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