Small businesses are setting up shop in the area.
In 2019, the Small Business Project Management Program, which is run by the Department of Development Services (DDS), supported more than 380 businesses that opened in Prince William County.
They included more than 200 new ones and over 30 expansions or relocations, according to a release from DDS.
The county’s economy is mainly made up of small and medium-sized companies.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our business ecosystem and help create a sense of place and improved quality of life for our residents,” DDS Director Wade Hugh said in a release.
Hugh recommends that business owners reach out to the county before signing leases.
“There are no fees to provide research to questions and answers are usually provided within two to three days,” Hugh said. “Equipping our residents and businesses with the pertinent permit information needed to successfully open for business, with minimal delay, is a key priority.”