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National cybersecurity firm expanding into West Michigan creating jobs

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A Veteran-owned cybersecurity company is expanding into West Michigan creating new jobs.

Arlington, Virginia-based Grimm provides cybersecurity consulting, research, testing and training for a number of government and commercial clients. As it looks at industry growth over the next three years, Grimm has decided now is the time to expand nationwide.

It’s focus in Michigan is serving the cybersecurity needs of the state’s mainstay automotive and aerospace industries. With help from regional nonprofit economic development organization, The Right Place, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Grimm has selected the Village of Sparta’s downtown business district for its cybersecurity research lab. Here Grimm will invest $621,000 and create 27 high-tech jobs.

Brian DeMuth is GRIMM’s CEO, he says, “West Michigan’s low cost of doing business, combined with its talented pool of technology workers will make our company more competitive.”

The MEDC will provide a $216,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.