Prince William County’s Department of Economic Development congratulates its local companies and institutions recognized in the Washington Business Journal’s 2021 Book of Lists. This year’s rankings underscored the diverse mix of high-performing local companies that call Prince William County home and is reflective of the county’s robust economic base.
In the science and technology category, highlighted Prince William County companies included:
- American Type Culture Collection, Innovation Park, Manassas – #7 among largest bioscience employers;
- TechAnax LLC, Woodbridge – #10 among small technology companies;
- Open Systems Technologies Corp, Gainesville – #24 among cybersecurity companies;
- JAB Innovative Solutions, Manassas – #25 among fastest-growing companies; and
- NCS Technologies, Gainesville – #32 among government contracts awarded in FY2019.
Firms recognized in the professional, technical, vocational and other services categories were:
- My Plumber Plus, Manassas – #6 among mechanical contractors;
- Carter Bank and Trust, Manassas – #7 among top 25 commercial lenders and #47 among banks and thrifts;
- Brown & Brown Insurance, Innovation Park, Manassas – #9 among insurers, brokers and agents and #8 among employee benefits brokers;
- Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., Gainesville – #13 among home mortgage lenders;
- Ratified Title Group Inc., Manassas – #14 among title companies;
- R.W. Murray Co., Manassas – #25 among interior construction firms;
- Sareen & Associates Inc., Manassas – #49 among accounting firms;
- Tied at #20 for top meeting and event planners were Perfect Planning Events and Planners on Retainer, both of Woodbridge; and
- Dixie Bones, Woodbridge – #22 among catering companies.
Prince William County companies not only outperformed in their core areas of business, but also they shone in the area of corporate philanthropy and exemplified good corporate citizenship.
Chief among them were:
- Contract Solutions Inc., Manassas – #1 among corporate philanthropists with less than 100 employees donating 3,900 volunteer hours and #2 by metro area giving; and
- Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Triangle – #30 among 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
Local institutions and firms engaged in the crucial business of education, workforce development, recruitment and coworking spaces also made the list, namely:
- Colleges and Universities by metro area enrollment
- Temporary Staffing Companies
- #12 Temporary Solutions Inc., Manassas
Retail leasing activity reflected strong confidence in the strength of local market with three of the metro area’s Top 10 retail leases for 2019 occurring in the county, including #2 Dick’s Sporting Goods at Smoketown Station (Woodbridge); #8 Regency Furniture at Portsmouth Plaza (Manassas); and #9 Foodmaxx Farmers Market – Oh! Market International Food (Manassas).
This year’s List revealed that Prince William County remains home to several of the metro area’s Top 50 wealthiest zip codes, namely: 20112 (Manassas) #31; 20169 (Haymarket) #36; 20136 (Bristow) #45; and 20181 (Nokesville) #49.
The county has long been recognized one of the top communities to live, work and play and, not surprisingly, several of its recreational assets and amenities also received recognition in the following areas:
- Healthcare: Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Woodbridge, ranked #25 among metro area hospitals;
- Malls and shopping centers ranked by square footage were: #3 Potomac Mills (Woodbridge); #8 Virginia Gateway (Gainesville); and #12 Manassas Mall (Manassas).
- Golf courses: #1 Old Hickory Golf Club (Woodbridge); #4 Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (Gainesville); #9 Dominion Valley Country Club (Haymarket); #10 Stonewall Golf Club (Gainesville); #16 Bull Run Golf Club (Haymarket); and #25 Bristow Manor Golf Club (Bristow).
- Assisted Living Communities: #17 Harbor Chase of Prince William Commons (Woodbridge); #20 Tribute at the Glen (Woodbridge); and #23 Potomac Place (Woodbridge).
“We are extremely proud of our businesses featured in this year’s Book of Lists,” said Christina Winn, executive director of Prince William County Department of Economic Development. “Seeing our businesses mentioned in the same category as larger businesses is a testament to the high caliber of companies that exist here in Prince William County. While 2020 was a tough year, our businesses have proven that they are tougher, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.”