HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Tuesday that a government contractor will be investing $1.87 milion to establish a customer support center which will employ 189 people.

MAXIMUS, is a government contract that provides program management and administrative services.

“The decision by MAXIMUS to invest and grow their company in Virginia is a testament to the unrivaled business climate that the Commonwealth provides,” said Governor McAuliffe.

The City of Hampton competed with Pennsylvania and Texas for the project.

"These good-paying jobs will provide solid opportunities for the Hampton community, furthering the Governor’s efforts to build a new Virginia economy,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore.

The Governor's office provided the following summery of the company:

MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

No word on when the new support center will be opening, or when the jobs will begin being filled.