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January 26, 2017 – Prince William County, Va. – Prince William County, one of Virginia’s largest and fastest growing counties, congratulates more than 40 of its local businesses, world-class amenities and golf destinations that topped this year’s Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists. The year’s theme celebrates Innovation; a recognized growth area in Prince William County.
Dr. Àngel Cabrera, President of George Mason University (Mason) was featured on the front cover of the 2017 Washington Business Journal Book of List, and named as one of the region’s most influential business leaders Power 100. Cabrera has focused on raising the university’s innovation and technology profile which has greatly benefited its Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County’s Innovation Park and the Virginia Serious Game Institute which supports early-entry tech entrepreneurship in the serious game design industry.
“We are proud of the dynamic growth and economic vitality we have created here in Prince William County. We remain committed to policies and practices that make it easy to do business in Prince William,” said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors in his recent State of the County remarks. “We also pay special attention to start-up businesses. This is particularly seen in our success with specialized start-up incubator companies in the Prince William Science Accelerator and the Virginia Serious Games Institute.”
Previously, the National Museum of Marine Corps also came into the spotlight in 2015 as one of six venues to watch. The Museum is now in the final phase of construction of a further 88,000 sq. ft. space that will include a movie theatre, a combat art gallery and studio, and Sports Hall of Fame.
MAG Aerospace, a leader in global aerial surveillance and situational awareness services, ranked 39 in the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Metro Washington Area. The ranking follows its recent receipt of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade and the 14th Annual Greater Washington GovCon Award.
Infinity Solutions Group LLC, a cybersecurity, management consulting, professional services information technology firm, was named the tenth fastest growing company ranked by average revenue growth between 2013 and 2015.
Lockheed Martin Manassas (#2) and Woodbridge (#8) were among the Top 25 Government Contracts awarded by amount in the fiscal year 2015. C-Con General Contracting was named #4 on the Top 25 Best Small Places to Work.
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), the international biological resource center and research organization, located in Innovation Park was ranked the fourth largest bioscience employer.
Able Moving & Storage Inc. moved to #8 for Top Office Moving Companies and McCollister’s Transportation Group holds the #10 spot. Don Johns Inc., received first place in the Family Owned Business Awards. Arban & Carosi Inc., cast stone producers, claimed the #18 spot for the Top 25 Oldest Family Owned Companies. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Woodbridge, averaging $30 million in annual revenue.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation claimed the #20 spot on the Top 25 List of Home Mortgage Lenders, while Kerxton Insurance Agency Inc. was ranked #24 in the Top Insurance Brokers and Agents. Claiming the #17 spot for the Top 25 temporary staffing companies was Temporary Solutions, followed by Contract Solutions Inc., at #30.
While Prince William County strives to create a prosperous economy, it continually works to enhance and create a variety of entertainment and quality of life assets. Jiffy Lube Live, an outdoor live performance amphitheater, ranked #2 in the Top 25 Arenas and Show Venues and the G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Potomac Nationals ranked #3. While not on the list, but yet another unique attribute to the County’s host of cultural attractions is the Hylton Performing Arts Center. This elegantly styled opera house opened in 2010 and provides for an intimate theatrical experience of the arts – symphonies, dance, opera and theatre. Last year, Mason broke ground on an $8.5 million, 14,000 sq. ft. expansion which is expected to open in for the 2018-19 performance season.
“This focused dedication to enhancing the quality of life of our residents is paying dividends with our economic development efforts as businesses continue to locate and expand here in Prince William County. And we are not only dedicated to attracting new companies, but more importantly, to our commitment to local business,” added Chairman Stewart.
Potomac Mills, Virginia’s largest outlet mall, claimed the #4 spot on the Top 25 List of Malls and Shopping Centers, followed by Virginia Gateway at #8 and Manassas Mall at #12. In 2016, each one of these high-value retail destination continued to evolve as highly-contemporary shopping venues and remain strong magnets for local residents, domestic and international visitors.
Eleven of the community’s prime golf courses were rated in the Top 50, which included Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (#2), Old Hickory Golf Club (#6), Stonewall Golf Club (#8), General’s Ridge Gold Club (#12), Dominion Valley Country Club (#15), Virginia Oaks Golf Club (#17), Bristow Manor Golf Club (#17), Virginia Oaks Gold Club (#18), Piedmont Club (#26), Bull Run Golf Club (#31) and Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club (#31).
Residential development communities also received recognition with three Prince William County locations ranked in the Book of Lists Top 50 wealthiest zip codes in the National Capital Region. Those include zip code 20143, (Catharpin - #37), zip code 20169, zip code 20112 (Manassas- #39), and (Haymarket - #41).
Lastly, Prince William County Department of Economic Development ranked #8 in Top Economic Development Agencies by budget, Prince William Chamber of Commerce ranked #8 in the Top 25 Chambers of Commerce by most recent revenue and Prince William County Government ranked #34 in Top 50 Largest Employers.
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
- Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles.
- Seventy-five percent of Northern Virginia’s 1.5 million workers live within a 30-minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour.
- Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly-skilled, culturally diverse labor; 42% of the workforce has 4-year degrees.
- Prince William County’s favorable blend of large land parcels, multi-use zoned sites, incentives, reliable power and ample fiber optic availability coupled with the lowest programmable computer taxes in the region, make it an ideal location for businesses seeking a location in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P).