The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance is pleased to announce that BookKeeping Express, a national company providing professional accounting and bookkeeping services geared toward the specific needs of small businesses, has chosen the City of Newport News for its newest location!
Founded in California in 1984, BookKeeping Express (BKE) eventually grew into a large national company with 150+ locations. It was purchased in 2007, and a year later debuted as a franchise model headquartered in Northern Virginia. Under the visionary leadership of entrepreneur and BKE CEO Greg Jones, the company now has more than 40 locations across the U.S. and three licensed offices in Canada.
Located at 11719-B Jefferson Avenue in Newport News and comprising approximately 2,400 square feet, BKE’s new Hampton Roads office will initially employ a staff of 3-5 people with plans to grow that number to 25-30 after 18 months.
“Hampton Roads’ diverse business community and skilled workforce was a great fit for BookKeeping Express,” said Steve Guion, Operations Director for the BKE Newport News location. “We are pleased to now have a presence in Newport News and, subsequently, throughout the entire region. We’re confident that the community assets we determined early on in our search will facilitate BKE’s continued growth.”