Prince William County had a busy year.
Billions of dollars in capital investment, and new jobs were a few highlights of fiscal 2019.
About $1.5 billion was invested in capital projects and more than 200 jobs were created, according to a release from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED).
In addition, six data center projects were finished and a local manufacturer, Mu-Del Electronics in Manassas, moved to a $5 million facility.
Officials also centered their attention around small businesses.
This year, a program was started by the county’s Department of Development Services. The initiative aims to improve Project Management services to small businesses.
Department of Development Services (DDS) Director Wade Hugh spoke about the Small Business Project Management Program at a meeting the Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosted in March.
Prince William County has also begun working with George Mason University’s Small Business Development Center. Through the partnership, the county hopes to provide free assistance to small businesses.
“This has been an eventful year and, at the same time, one of sustained progress,” Prince William County Deputy County Executive and PWCDED Interim Executive Director Chris Price said in a release. “We are excited for the future as we look forward to welcoming Christina M. Winn as the new Director of Economic Development.”