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Prince William County is haven for small businesses: 19 open in May

"We received a higher-than-normal volume of inquiries from customers wanting information before they start a project, which is the best time to discuss business use types, code regulations and specific structural requirements," said Wade A. Hugh, Director, Department of Development Services.

MurLarkey Distilled Spirits to relocate to Farm Brew Live and expand its operations

MurLarkey Distilled Spirits will be relocating and expanding its operations within Prince William County. The project represents nearly $8.1M in new investment, 42 new jobs, and over the next three years will lead to an additional $429,860 (885,000 pounds) in purchases of Virginia-grown grains.

Va. Sales Tax “holiday” this weekend, Aug. 5-7

The sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 5 and wraps up on Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. During this period, Virginians can buy a number of items in stores, online, by mail order, and by telephone without paying sales tax. See list below.

Public comment wanted by Sept. 6 on N. Va. long-range transportation plan

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is seeking public comment on the area's long-range transportation plan, known as TransAction. Goals are to enhance mobility, increase accessibility and improve resiliency by planning for an equitable, sustainable and safe multimodal transportation network. Proposed are 429 projects totaling $75+ billion.

Unilock, paving stone manufacturer, to invest $55.6 million, create 50 new jobs in Hanover Co.

The company will locate up to four new production facilities at 17000-17500 Washington Highway in Doswell to meet increased customer demand within the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.

Pen-Fed President/CEO outlines unprecedented growth

"During the first half of 2022, PenFed posted the strongest membership growth in our credit union’s 87-year history. We attracted a total of 287,000 net new members over the first six months. Many of them joined thanks to current members who share their stories about PenFed’s great rates and world-class service, according to James Schenck, president and CEO.

Dollar General grant helps PWC Libraries give job training to Juvenile Detention detainees

Juvenile Detention Center detainees are learning about many vocational career options, how to navigate trade schools, how to start and run a business, and the best practices for applying for positions via a new PWC Public Libraries program with the help of a grant from Dollar General.

66 new jobs at AeroFarms’ vertical farm operation near Danville

Gov. Glenn Youngkin today, July 26, announced that AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and world leader in indoor vertical farming, will create 66 additional new jobs and increase production of freshly-grown leafy greens as part of a major operational expansion of its new vertical farm in Pittsylvania County.

Visitors to 21 national parks in Va. had cumulative benefit to state’s economy of nearly $2 billion

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 22,233,323 visitors to 21 national parks in Virginia spent over $1.2 billion in Virginia in 2021. That spending resulted in 18,000 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of nearly $2 billion.

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