Rick Canizales, Prince William County’s Director of Transportation
Molly Lynch, Provost Manassas Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, and
Steve Daves, Partner and President, R.W. Murray
Moderated by WBJ’s Managing Editor Michael Neibauer, the panel discussed how this major infrastructure expansion is meeting the moment for future economic impact and growth in Prince William County.
Winn commented that the "increased connectivity makes Prince William County an option for attracting businesses like never before," leveling the playing field between competing locations.
The pandemic substantially increased the demand in the marketplace for direct shipment to end users. As a result, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved the E-Commerce Overlay, which seeks to better position Prince William County as a first-class location for logistics and distribution businesses.
The expansion also ensures current businesses have better delivery reliability outcomes. From ensuring quality landmark interchanges to improving dynamic pricing for transportation models, the I-66 Express Mobility Partners team, which sponsored the panel, has added support for delivery reliability for current distribution chain partners, including FedEx, Wayfair, and Amazon.
Improved infrastructure is an essential element to attract new workforce as well. The panelists discussed how increased accessibility ensures better predictability and stability for talent.