Mobile developer Atomic Axis to open Blacksburg office, create 30 jobs


October 2, 2012 

Montgomery County, Virginia
Economic Development Department


Atomic AxisMontgomery County, Virginia – Atomic Axis, a mobile solutions company based in Austin, TX., announced today that it is establishing an office in Blacksburg, Va. The company’s new satellite office, which will be located at TechPad in downtown Blacksburg, will initially be targeted iOS development and creative roles. Atomic Axis’ decision to locate an office in Blacksburg is anticipated to result in the creation of 30 new jobs in Montgomery County over the next three years.

"Establishing an office in Blacksburg is a strategic move for our company," said Marcus Turner, CTO of Atomic Axis. "When deciding on a location, we found it to be a place where people want to live, collaborate with forward thinking institutions and contribute within a strong technical community. We believe that this is the ideal environment for our business.”

Founded in 2011, Atomic Axis focuses on mobile solutions across platforms including iOS, Android, Windows and mobile web. From simple yet elegant customer facing apps to highly complex enterprise integration, Atomic Axis leverages experience, disciplined yet creative processes to challenge existing paradigms in mobile. Starting with mobile and working backwards, the company orchestrates the mobile strategy and realization for their customers.

"I’m pleased to welcome Atomic Axis to the Commonwealth," said Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.  "Today's announcement is great news for Blacksburg and Montgomery County as the area continues to attract high-tech jobs for Virginians."

The Montgomery County Economic Development Department worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, New River Valley Economic Development Alliance and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance to secure the project for Montgomery County.  The company evaluated communities in three other states – including Texas, Oregon and Georgia – before selecting Blacksburg for its new operations.

“Atomic Axis is the kind of innovative, leading-edge company that is a perfect fit for Montgomery County,” said Jim Politis, Chair of the Montgomery County, Va. Board of Supervisors. “The company can leverage local talent, and its decision to locate an office here only reinforces our reputation as a growing technology center. Montgomery County is excited to welcome them to our community.”

"We are pleased to have another important announcement about new jobs here in Blacksburg,” said Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam. “Atomic Axis’ location in TechPad is confirmation of the viability of the TechPad model and Blacksburg's reputation as a tech friendly, business friendly community. We look forward to working with this company as it grows and prospers.”

For more information about Axis, including career opportunities, visit

Media Contacts:

Montgomery County, Virginia
Contact: Ruth Richey
Phone: 540-381-6887

Atomic Axis
Contact: Virginia Mae Thomas
Phone: 866-200-6650

About the Montgomery County, Va. Economic Development Department:

The Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Deparment's mission is to improve the quality of life throughout Montgomery County - including the incorporated areas of Blacksburg and Christiansburg - by encouraging positive economic growth that 1) creates meaningful career opportunities for residents, 2) expands the commercial tax base to support the delivery of vital public services, and 3) protects our enviable way of life.

The Department accomplishes its mission through strategies aimed at supporting the startup, retention and expansion of local companies as well as the attraction of new targeted industries to the community.


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