TYSONS CORNER, Va. October 1, 2013 — Tony Jimenez (MicroTech President & CEO) hosted Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and his ticket mates Ralph Northam, lieutenant governor candidate, and attorney general candidate Mark Herring, at MicroTech corporate headquarters today. The three candidates toured the technology firm’s Innovation & Integration Center (I2C) and Knowledge Fusion Center and then met with representatives of the press. The main topic of the discussion was the government shutdown and the impact it is already having on businesses.“Like many other companies”, explained Jimenez to the candidates, “we opened our doors this morning using a skeleton crew—we’re at 10% manning as we position ourselves to ride this out until the government shutdown is resolved”. McAuliffe emphasized the need for the two sides to meet and work together. He said the government shutdown could be devastating to the Virginia economy and delay benefits and services to Virginians. "We need to work together, we need Democrats, Republicans, all of us working together to move our economy forward to create those 21st century jobs, but what's going on in Washington today is a disgrace," said McAuliffe. MicroTech, a certified and verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a graduate of the SBA’s 8(a) program, has had noteworthy success since its launch in 2004. Experiencing sustained growth over the years, the privately owned company has been celebrated as a small business success story. MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Network Systems Integration, Big Data Management, Telecom Solutions & Integration, Unified Communications & Collaboration, and Financial Services as well as leadership/management skills courses, business simulations and vital industry certifications as part of MicroTech University to commercial enterprises, along with the public sector - managing more than half-a-million technology users daily. A prime contractor of over 100 Federal projects and more-than-25 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2500 vendors and a million technology products and services across the government. Before graduating from the SBA’s 8(a) program, MicroTech was named the No. 1 8(a) Prime Contractor in the U.S. for four consecutive years. The company has also been recognized among the Top 5 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned companies in the nation for four consecutive years and listed among the Top 100 Government Contractors on Washington Technology’s annual list.