Small businesses are receiving assistance from a local resource.
Department of Development Services (DDS) Director Wade Hugh spoke at an Economic Development Committee meeting in Manassas.
Hosted by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce on March 11, the presentation focused on the county’s Small Business Project Management Program.
The Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) adopted the initiative, which took effect in fiscal 2019. It seeks to improve Project Management services to small businesses.
Between October 15, 2018 and January 18, 2019, 108 Small Business Project cases were processed.
About 85 percent of customers spend at least 30 minutes meeting with a Project Manager, a practice Hugh encourages even to those who have yet to sign a lease.
“Why do I say that?” he said. “Well, a number of things — most important is there are, when properties go through rezonings, a lot of times those proffer conditions attach to it.”