Prince William County Reports Over 300 New Jobs and $33 Million in Intended Capital Investment from Economic Development Projects in the First Half of 2018

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development today
released its 2018 Mid-Year Results, reporting over 300 new jobs and $33
million in intended capital investment from seven projects.

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Prince William County Department of Economic Development 2018 Mid-Year Results. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The projects reflect the continued growth and diversification of the
County, with 4 expansions of existing businesses and 3 new businesses,
all operating across a broad spectrum of industries including,
engineering services, specialty trade contractors, commercial real
estate, life sciences and a sports and recreation destination venue.

“Prince William County is the Greater Washington metropolitan region’s
‘workforce growth engine’ and the most cost-efficient strategic
location, providing direct access to regional and international consumer
markets,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County
Department of Economic Development. “Coming off a
successful 2017, when we closed 19 projects expecting to create
almost 1,000 new jobs, we are on track for another successful year – our
project pipeline is strong as well as our talent

Below are some of the mid-year highlights, in brief:

In addition, the County joined George
Mason University (Mason) in celebrating the opening of the Potomac
Science Center. Newly located along Belmont Bay near the mouth of Occoquan
River, this 50,000 square foot research facility houses laboratories,
lecture rooms, event space, outdoor trails and a library resource
center. Prior to this, the United
States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic announced that it will locate
its brand new headquarters and state-of-the-art tennis facility in
Innovation Park, which is due to be completed by 2021. Innovation Park
also welcomed a new events center with the planned restoration of the
historic Birkett Barn now renamed Sweeney
Barn. Nestled on 5 acres, the venue is slated to open in 2018 and
house corporate events, weddings and live music concerts.

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