Ava Security, a unified service provider of cyber and video security, has selected Raleigh, North Carolina as the location for the company’s new Americas headquarters. Ava will be investing in the region, creating new jobs, and adding to Raleigh’s rich tradition of innovation. Raleigh joins Uxbridge (London) as the company’s two global headquarters.
The new Raleigh headquarters is located in South Wilmington Street. “The Americas is Ava’s fastest-growing geography, representing more than 50% of our global business,” said Rick Hill, VP and General Manager, Ava Americas. “We chose Raleigh for our new headquarters because it will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us continue to innovate the way organisations approach security – both physical and cyber – for years to come.”
Raleigh boasts one of the highest concentrations of tech talent in the nation — spanning cloud computing, security, fintech, and healthcare. Long associated with innovation thanks to both corporate tech giants like IBM and Cisco and a rapidly growing local start-up community, Raleigh was recently named one of the most resilient tech hubs by both LinkedIn and Indeed. “Raleigh is at an exciting crossroads, leading the country on nearly every measure of economic success,” said Adrienne Cole, CEO, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Expanding career options
“We are honoured that Ava Security selected Raleigh for its Americas headquarters. The company joins an elite mix of global technology leaders here in the region while expanding career options for our local tech talent pool.”
In a 2021 study by Wake County Economic Development (WCED), comparing the Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with the top 100 largest MSAs across the United States, Raleigh came out No. 1 in several critical areas, which shaped Ava’s decision to select the Triangle region for its Americas headquarters. Specifically, in comparison to the 100 largest MSAs, Raleigh ranked number one in talent, the cost of doing business, and future thinking. “We are thrilled to have Ava Security as a new tenant in downtown Raleigh, especially since this will be their Americas headquarters,” said Andrew Stewart, President of Empire Properties.
Unified security company
“It is always exciting to bring new technology innovation into the region and Ava does that with its unique cyber and video security solutions. They are a welcome addition to the diverse workforce in downtown Raleigh.”
Ava is considered to be the only unified security company to provide a complete solution (cyber and physical security), giving organisations full visibility into potential multi-faceted security attacks. Ava helps organisations address this growing problem with machine learning-powered cyber and video solutions that give security professionals access to quality, timely data and insights that can be shared across the security organization for actionable insight.
Diverse industry offering
“The world has clearly caught on to the fact that Raleigh is one of the most educated cities in the U.S. and has an incredibly diverse industry offering, allowing companies from across the globe like Ava, to locate here and find long-term success,” said Kyle Touchstone, Raleigh Economic Development Director.
Over the past year, Greater Raleigh saw its highest amount of company expansions in history, with almost 6,000 new job announcements and more than $3.8 billion in investments. Ava officially celebrated its Americas Headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 21, 2021.