LANSING—VDA Labs LLC, a cybersecurity company, has received a $75,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $300,000 investment to create a new headquarters in Kent County’s Plainfield Township, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.
The project is expected to create 25 high-wage, high-tech jobs. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis (VDA) Labs LLC is a cyber company serving a diverse set of clients in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Projects include securing new tech in automobiles, conducting ethical hacking for companies to help them proactively fix bugs, monitoring alerts and conducting incident response in emergency situations, providing high-end security research for companies like Microsoft and more. The company also teaches classes in those domains privately and at major conferences.
VDA Labs is experiencing significant growth and expects to double the company’s current income. The new 3,000-square-foot location in Plainfield Township will house a lab and headquarters space, as well as room for product design and security review.
“We’re investing in the future of our people, processes, and technology,” said Jared DeMott, founder and CEO of VDA Labs. “We continue to expand our efforts to make our customers and the world safer. Cybercrime is quickly becoming the #1 threat to businesses and people everywhere, and we’re proud to serve on the front lines of combating the threat.”
West Michigan economic development organization The Right Place worked in collaboration with VDA Labs and MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region.
For more information on VDA Labs, visit https://www.vdalabs.com.