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Prince William County approves grants to bolster hospitality and retail businesses

Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved the Lift Up Lodging and Restore Retail grant programs from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED). The $10 million grant program, which will launch by Dec. 31, aims to cushion the ongoing crunch felt by hotels, restaurants, event spaces, and storefront retail businesses.

Time for a new refrigerator? Save 6% sales tax during Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 7-9

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative encourages Virginians who need a new refrigerator to purchase one marked with the ENERGY STAR label during the commonwealth's Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 7-9. Northern Virginians will save the state 6% sales tax. Eligible models must cost $2,500 or less.

Yum! Headquarters for International Gourmet Foods distributor locating in Woodbridge

International Gourmet Foods, Inc. will invest $15.6 million to establish a new headquarters in Woodbridge, which will bring 169 new jobs. The 130,000-square-foot development at 13405 Telegraph Road will also house the company's sales, warehouse and cold storage operations that serve Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

Prince William Co. partners with Health Dept. and Walmart for coronavirus testing starting May 15

Beginning May 15, 2020, the site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at http://www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com which, will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing. Those tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check, and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.

ABC to close 12 stores including Haymarket in April 13 consolidation move

Manassas city revises development reviews & permits; virtual inspections offered

As of March 26, 2020: Virtual inspections will be the only building-related inspections available until further notice. Find out more https://www.manassascity.org/DocumentCenter/View/35154/virtual-inspections

PWC offers application drop-off for Development Service agencies

Now that Prince William County government buildings are closed to the public, Development Service agencies have implemented an Application Drop Off location outside the building. The Drop Off is located on the Plaza side of the building.

15 minute parking created in Manassas

City of Manassas is temporarily designating several parking spaces in the Historic Downtown as 15 Minute Parking Only to facilitate Pick Up and Delivery options during this Pandemic. The spaces will be clearly marked but include only the existing on-street parking along Battle and Main Streets between Church Street and the railroad tracks.

Comcast to expand broadband internet to more households by donating digital service and equipment

Comcast reports that it has instituted new steps to help advance digital equity for more students and families.

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