ELKINS, W.Va. — A global technology company has opened up operations in Elkins and will soon expand. Randolph County, the city of Elkins, and State Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael were on hand Tuesday to welome 22nd Century Technologies to the area.
“Here in this office we currently have close to 30 people and we’re expanding. We’re projecting we’ll need 80 to 100 people,” said 22nd Century CEO Anil Sharma.
The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia and provides I-T support mainly to the public sector.”When they need I-T Support those are the functions we provide and support for the different government agencies.,” Sharma explained.
Their work covers an array of technology solutions including, cybersecurity, digital transformation, cloud migration, application modernization, IT infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and workforce solutions.
Initially the company planned to use the Elkins operations to support a contract with the Internal Revenue Service. However, Sharma noted they have since added three more government support contracts and will be expanding the staff to fill those roles.
The company has about 6,000 workers nationwide and has work in all 50 states. They are hiring many of their workers from the local talent pool. Randolph County Director of Economic Development Robbie Morris said part of their role will be to help provide the workforce for the company to operate and expand.
“We’re very proud to welcome 22nd Century Technologies to Elkins. They have made a tremendous commitment to our community and we’re making a commitment to them to provide the workforce and support they need to be successful here,” Morris said.
22nd Century will operate out of the old Reidbord Building where IBEX Global was formerly located in Elkins.