The purpose of our Economic Development programs is to promote, retain, and accelerate the profitable growth of all County businesses, including expedited services for target industry sectors:
These sectors are part of the County’s strategic plan to increase the identified growth markets, provide jobs for the county workforce, and provide space for companies to build headquarters, branch offices, or single entity locations.
Use your county resources today—take a look at this listing of our offerings and let us know how we can help you plan your business.
Need resources or have questions and can’t find it on our website? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Michele Weatherly at MWeatherly@pwcgov.org or 703-792-5500.
You really don’t have to search any farther to get all the factual information you need to make smart and strategic decisions about your business operations. Our in-house staff works daily to update our information on the economy, market conditions, and how the County stacks up to other areas.
You have available at your fingertips:
In our digital age, it’s easy to stay in and interact online without leaving your business or home. Prince William Economic Development encourages the business community to meet your peers in person and online! At Economic Development, we encourage our businesses to use all forms of networking opportunities and increase your knowledge of new and emerging industries and trends in the marketplace. To that end, we partner with many groups, participate as expert spokespersons across the region, and produce our own information to keep our businesses abreast of new information that is useful to help build and grow your customer base.
Economic Development is a member of the Prince William Chamber and Northern VA Chamber, and we encourage businesses to check out both associations for engagement opportunities. The organizations serve different markets and it is worth joining both if your business reaches outside of Prince William. Other organizations in which we participate and encourage you to explore: Northern VA Technology Council, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Potomac Officers Club, CompTIA, Consumer Technology Association, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, NOVA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Association of Women in International Trade and the Associated General Contractors Association.
Economic Development serves county businesses daily, and when you’re ready to grow or move to a new location; consider consulting us first. We can help you find the real estate brokers, available properties, or help with all types of relocation decisions. We have helped hundreds of companies expand here; purchase land and build their own space, or lease something new and exciting for growing companies. When you consider why PWC – consider what you have here – a highly educated workforce, a dependable and friendly county government to help you through the moving/expansion process, and a location along a very strategic highway known as 95 and 66. The beauty of being beyond the mixing bowl of DC traffic, but not beyond the reach of commerce, partnering businesses, or beautiful open spaces for wonderful family life.
Economic Development works alongside the Planning and Development Departments to help expedite any businesses’ needs.
The Planning Department has three divisions: Long Range Planning, Current Planning, and Zoning Administration. The office is responsible for the development and implementation of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which involves reviewing development applications, supporting land use tools and policies, and acting as staff to the boards, committees, and commissions.
The Department of Development Services (DDS) is the lead development agency for Prince William County. DDS works closely with many affiliated agencies. DDS provides expedited permitting for many of our industries and supports business projects with the assignment of a County Project Manager to oversee the development process. Visit Building Development for new commercial construction and information on the structural opening of a business in an existing building. Development Services has a convenient tool to conduct remote business using the e-portal: https://egeportal.pwcgov.org/CAPSite/Public/Main
DDS can help your company with land development, safety issues and zoning questions. Reach out to this department for any of your questions on business remodeling, building, or other construction questions.