Economic development is on the right track in Prince William County this year.
Seven projects have helped bring in more than 300 new jobs and $33 million in “intended capital investment.”
The information was included in the Prince William County Department of Economic Development’s 2018 Mid-Year Results.
The department released the results on Wednesday, according to a release.
The projects include the expansion of four existing businesses and three new ones, according to a release.
They span across various industries, such as special trade contractors and engineering services.
“Prince William County is the Greater Washington metropolitan region’s ‘workforce growth engine’ and the most cost-efficient strategic location, providing direct access to regional and international consumer markets,” Prince William County Department of Economic Development Executive Director Jeff Kaczmarek said in a release. “Coming off a successful 2017, when we closed 19 projects expecting to create almost 1,000 new jobs, we are on track for another successful year – our project pipeline is strong as well as our talent pipeline.”
The department also mentioned a few economic highlights from the first part of 2018.
Earlier this year, the United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic announced its plan to move its headquarters and a tennis facility to the county.
Prince William County recently gained a research facility.
George Mason University partnered with the county to open the Potomac Science Center near the Occoquan River.
A new events center also came to Innovation Park and the historic Brikett Barn — now called Sweeney Barn — will be renovated.
Various events will be held at the center, which is expected to open this year.
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