Digital agency Viget has announced Chattanooga and Hamilton County as the company's newest office location, with plans to eventually hire 25 local employees.
Viget is a strategy, design and development firm specializing in branding, designing and building software products and platforms. Viget launched in Washington D.C. nearly 20 years ago, and has since opened offices in Durham, North Carolina, and Boulder, Colorado.
"Conventional wisdom in our industry is to open sales offices in major markets with access to larger clients," says Brian Williams, Viget CEO. "We think the best clients prioritize the talent, cohesion and dependability of a proven project team over the location of a sales person. By focusing on smaller U.S. markets that offer quality of life and lower cost of living, we're able to achieve our growth plans in a more predictable, sustainable way. Chattanooga is a great place to live, work and build a team."
Major Viget clients have included ESPN, Progressive and Ad Council.
"We are delighted to welcome Viget to Hamilton County," says Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger. "Viget's decision to locate here shows once again that more and more technological companies are making Hamilton County their first choice for an expanded location. It is gratifying to see that successful companies are recognizing Hamilton County is the perfect place to live, work, play and retire."
"Chattanooga is a city of creators, and with assets like having the fastest, cheapest, most pervasive internet in the country we're able to attract diverse and talented companies like Viget," says Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
Open jobs in Chattanooga:
* Application Developer (Rails, Elixir, Python, Swift/Kotlin)
* Front-End Developer (HTML, CSS, JS)
* Digital Analyst
* UX Designer
* Product Designer
"It's no coincidence that Chattanooga mixes the topography and outdoor scene of Boulder with the burgeoning tech scene of Durham's startup community and Research Triangle Park (RTP)," Williams says. "But for us, growth isn't a goal in its own right – it's the result of other things going well. Things like finding and hiring great people, working with interesting and challenging clients, growing our skills and influence and being active, supportive members of the communities we're in."
Learn more about Viget and find job postings at Viget.com