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Dec 26, 2022

The award-winning PWCDED News Blog captured the rapid pace of a post-pandemic economic development department in 2022. From capturing small business spotlights to promoting our programs, this blog's top five most viewed stories show not only the department's biggest successes, but also the diversity of projects we bring to the Prince William County community. 


MurLarkey Distillery Will Increase Production by 300% with Move to Farm Brew LIVE

MurLarkey® Distilled Spirits entered a long-term lease with Villagio Hospitality Group to construct a new 25,000 square foot building on the Farm Brew LIVE campus. The news was accompanied by the presentation of Prince William County’s first Agricultural and Forestry Industries Development Grant (AFID) from Governor Youngkin’s office, with a total value of $500,000 for MurLarkey’s expansion.


Amazon Military Recruitment Event at Farm Brew LIVE on August 11

Amazon made a public commitment to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2024. Prince William County hosted one of the largest in-person military recruitment events at the Farm Brew LIVE campus for military veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses.  

Coming Up: Join us on January 10, 2023 for a V3 Certification Event to support veterans employment in Virginia! 



New 95 East Distribution Center Breaks Ground in North Woodbridge

The 95 East Distribution Center located at 13600 Dabney Road is the first development project in Prince William County’s new E-Commerce Overlay and represents a $22.95 million redevelopment investment as well as an estimated 100 new jobs when completed.


Largest Amazon Fresh Grocery Store Opens Today in Manassas

A new Amazon Fresh grocery store opened on June 9, 2022 at 7807 Sudley Road in Manassas. The blog post was runner-up for most viewed in 2022, but the event video got a lot of attention from our audiences: 



Kaiser Permanente Opens New $200 Million Caton Hill Medical Center in Woodbridge

The new center is the largest on the East Coast, including five stories with a total 245,000 square feet. The medical campus houses not only the carrier’s primary care doctors, but also specialists, including radiology, lab, pharmacy, observation unit and surgical suites on site. The hub represents expanded medical services to support the growing demand in and around Prince William County.  


Scaling Curiosity: A Life Sciences Video Essay

Scaling Curiosity is an award-winning life sciences video channel that debuted in 2022 and explores the county’s more than 25-year history developing a bioscience hub at the heart of Innovation Park in Manassas, Virginia.

This video essay showcases the life cycle of life science companies, featuring real county businesses owners at all stages of growth.

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