Defense contractor projected to create jobs in Eastern Virginia


Company to add defense jobs in Virginia

The next three years will see a defense contractor create more than 31 jobs in an Eastern Virginia county, according to

Fulcrum Concepts is looking to set up operations in King and Queen County. The veteran-owned firm aids military and civilian special operations personnel by supplying aviation and specialized weaponry training. The company opted for the region due to the military establishments in Hampton Roads.

"The Middle Peninsula Regional Airport Authority, King and Queen County and the neighboring localities definitely contributed to Fulcrum Concepts' decision to relocate to the airport due to the business-friendly environment," said Michael S. Zinanni of Fulcrum Concepts. "The airport has come under outstanding professional management, enhanced airport service and navigational aid improvement, and significant infrastructure improvements to include a runway and taxiway resurface able to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft."

Of the defense jobs projected to be created by Fulcrum Concepts' plans to spread into King and Queen County, many are likely to require security clearance and lifestyle polygraph exams.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell granted his approval for at minimum $100,000 to aid the county from the Governor's Opportunity Fund.