Stafford, VA Economic Development

Stafford, VA Economic Development Just 40 miles from Washington, DC, Stafford has the essentials necessary for smart business growth.
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The Stafford Economic Development Department is focused on meeting the needs of Stafford's new and existing businesses. Social Media Posting Policy: We welcome your comments to Stafford County's Economic Development page. The purpose of this page is to present business information and resources about Stafford County. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns but pl

ease note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. Once posted, Stafford County Economic Development reserves the right to delete submissions that contain: vulgar language; personal attacks of any kind; offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group. Further, the County also reserves the right to delete comments that are: spam or include links to other sites; clearly off topic; advocate illegal activity; promote particular services, products, or political organizations; infringe on copyrights or trademarks. Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions and position of the Stafford County government or its supervisors and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Public Information Office at 540-658-8600.

Stafford, Virginia, is the place to build a business - We’re tapping into community entrepreneurial programs so your bus...
12/06/2023

Stafford, Virginia, is the place to build a business - We’re tapping into community entrepreneurial programs so your business has resources throughout our region. Stafford is in the center of technology and business innovation for Virginia and the DC area.

Visit our website to learn more >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/entrepreneurship/

Community Event Highlight: GovCon 101 - Proposal DevelopmentDecember 13 | 12:00 pm | UMW SBDC In order to be successful ...
12/06/2023

Community Event Highlight: GovCon 101 - Proposal Development
December 13 | 12:00 pm | UMW SBDC

In order to be successful in government contracting you must know how to respond to a solicitation with a winning proposal. A properly formatted proposal will help you get noticed and differentiate you from your competition and show you are a responsible and responsive bidder.

Learn more & register here >>

The Federal Government buys over $600 billion per year on goods and services, 5% of that spend is allocated for Small Business. In order to be successful in government contracting […]

Our team stopped in and visited Monster Mini Golf Stafford, a local indoor glow in the dark family entertainment center ...
12/05/2023

Our team stopped in and visited Monster Mini Golf Stafford, a local indoor glow in the dark family entertainment center featuring 18 holes of mini golf, bowling, games, and more! If you are a local Stafford business and would like to be visited by a member from the Stafford County Economic Development team, reach out here >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/business-visits/

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through InternshipsMonday, December 11th | 8...
12/05/2023

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through Internships
Monday, December 11th | 8:30 am to 1:00 pm | UMW Stafford Campus

Attention small businesses! Do you need an intern? Join V-TOP for a free, half-day workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to qualify for state-funded support for creating or expanding an internship program, and network over lunch.

Learn more & register >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/v-top-workshop-developing-our-workforce-through-internships/2023-12-11/

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12/04/2023

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Congratulations!We celebrate the dual milestone of The Icing Baking Company—an impressive five-year ownership anniversar...
12/04/2023

Congratulations!
We celebrate the dual milestone of The Icing Baking Company—an impressive five-year ownership anniversary coupled with twenty-five years of business excellence. Thank you for choosing to do Business in Stafford The Icing Baking Company

Community Event Highlight: First Thursdays with the SBA - CrowdfundingDecember 7th | 12:00 pmJoin us as we discuss how c...
12/01/2023

Community Event Highlight: First Thursdays with the SBA - Crowdfunding
December 7th | 12:00 pm

Join us as we discuss how crowdfunding works, why it may work for you, and tips and tricks on how to be a successful crowd funder.

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Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners. Are traditional funding sources not […]

On Monday, Stafford County and the Stafford Economic Development Authority joined a roundtable discussion with Canadian ...
11/30/2023

On Monday, Stafford County and the Stafford Economic Development Authority joined a roundtable discussion with Canadian smart community solution companies. The event aimed to connect these companies with US local and state municipalities, allowing them to understand the intricacies of selling to municipalities in the US. The day concluded with a speed dating session to connect partners, companies and municipalities together for the opportunity for future smart solutions.

Stafford is open for business and interested in talking with anyone wanting to bring new ideas to our area!

Thank you to RIoT for coordinating this event, Cyber Bytes Foundation for hosting, the Virginia Smart Community Testbed for being a true public-private partnership, Virginia IPC, and the Trade Commissioner Service of the Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

Our team stopped in and visited LIFE Active Nutrition & Energy, a local Stafford business with the mission of making a m...
11/30/2023

Our team stopped in and visited LIFE Active Nutrition & Energy, a local Stafford business with the mission of making a massive impact in the community of active people with busy lives. Be sure to check them out! If you are a local Stafford business and would like to be visited by a member from the Stafford County Economic Development team, reach out here >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/business-visits/

Join RIoT for their Virtual Lunch & Learn: Redefining Bluetooth Low Energy with the nRF54 Series on Wednesday, December ...
11/30/2023

Join RIoT for their Virtual Lunch & Learn: Redefining Bluetooth Low Energy with the nRF54 Series on Wednesday, December 6th

Leave this Lunch & Learn with an understanding of the key features of the nRF54 series and how you can adopt this new series into your operations for higher efficiency, increased security, and more.

Learn more here >>

Join this Virtual Lunch & Learn with Helmut Lord from Nordic Semiconductor! The fourth generation of Bluetooth Low Energy Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) is here. The nRF54 Series is the logical successor to the nRF52 Series, a product family that has seen several billion SoCs delivered to thousands of satis...

Transurban North America, operator of the 95, 395, and 495 Express Lanes, has announced the opening of the final access ...
11/28/2023

Transurban North America, operator of the 95, 395, and 495 Express Lanes, has announced the opening of the final access points of the Fredericksburg Extension. The completion of the Extension will benefit even more residents of Stafford County, Fredericksburg, and the surrounding region as it connects the region's communities to a faster and more reliable means of travel along the 95 corridor.
Read more here >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/2023/11/95-express-lanes-fredericksburg-extension-to-open-final-access-points/

11/25/2023

One way you can contribute to the strengthening of our community this holiday season is by shopping locally. Tomorrow is . Pledge to shop in Stafford County if you can. Our small businesses will thank you!

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through InternshipsNovember 27th | 8:30 am t...
11/24/2023

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through Internships
November 27th | 8:30 am to 1:00 pm | UMW Stafford Campus

Attention small businesses! Do you need an intern? Join V-TOP for a free, half-day workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to qualify for state-funded support for creating or expanding an internship program, and network over lunch.

LAST CHANCE to register >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/v-top-workshop-developing-our-workforce-through-internships/2023-11-27/

Steps to starting a business include Federal, State and Local Registration. For clear steps to registering your business...
11/24/2023

Steps to starting a business include Federal, State and Local Registration. For clear steps to registering your business in Stafford, visit us online>>

Steps to Start Your Business From concept to commercialization Turning a napkin jotting into an initial public offering takes a comprehensive support system. Stafford’s step-by-step business process moves companies from concept to commercialization. Whether large or small, companies in Stafford ha...

Meet the Team: Christine Mulrooney, Admin SpecialistA dedicated professional with a wealth of diverse experience, Christ...
11/22/2023

Meet the Team: Christine Mulrooney, Admin Specialist

A dedicated professional with a wealth of diverse experience, Christine Mulrooney brings a balanced blend of academic expertise and hands-on experience to the Stafford County team.

Meet more members here >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/meet-the-team/

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through InternshipsNovember 27th | 8:30 am t...
11/20/2023

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through Internships
November 27th | 8:30 am to 1:00 pm | UMW Stafford Campus

ATTENTION ALL SMALL BUSINESSES! Do you need an intern? Join V-TOP for a free, half-day workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to qualify for state-funded support for creating or expanding an internship program, and network over lunch.

Learn more & register >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/v-top-workshop-developing-our-workforce-through-internships/2023-11-27/

A Marine's Legacy of Community Service and Entrepreneurship: TJ Summerlin IV, a Marine veteran, and his family have crea...
11/20/2023

A Marine's Legacy of Community Service and Entrepreneurship: TJ Summerlin IV, a Marine veteran, and his family have created a truly inspiring life of service & community building through their tech programs. These programs are designed for budding youth tech enthusiasts and supporting educational resources for local senior citizens. UBreakiFix by Asurion



Read more here >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/2023/11/a-marines-legacy-of-community-service-and-entrepreneurship/

Community Event Highlight: December Coffee TalkJoin Women's Leadership Colloquium at UMW at December’s Coffee Talk as we...
11/20/2023

Community Event Highlight: December Coffee Talk
Join Women's Leadership Colloquium at UMW at December’s Coffee Talk as we delve into Creating a Culture of Gratitude. Sometimes it feels like everything around you is a challenge. There is never enough time to get everything done. You were late on an important deadline. The negative self-talk begins and before you know it, you are finding it difficult to find goodness anywhere.

If you have ever struggled with moments like these, it is important to know you are not alone. The good news is: a few intentional shifts can make a world of positive difference! During this interactive session we will share tips to shift our mindset to positive thinking and an outlook rooted in gratitude.

December’s Coffee Talk will be led by Susan Spears, IOM, President & CEO, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more & register here >>

This event takes place monthly, with themed discussions led by local leaders, and all are welcome. Please join us in person! Join us at December’s Coffee Talk as we delve into Creating a Culture […]

Last night's Wine and Business with Sunset Cruises of Stafford at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery was such a great eve...
11/17/2023

Last night's Wine and Business with Sunset Cruises of Stafford at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery was such a great event! Thank you to all of those who joined us, and thank you to Sunset Cruises for such an incredible evening!

Stafford, Virginia, is a place to build a business - We’re a one-stop shop for people who want to build a business. Our ...
11/17/2023

Stafford, Virginia, is a place to build a business - We’re a one-stop shop for people who want to build a business. Our team can help you navigate the ins and outs of getting your business off the ground. Visit our website to learn more >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/starting-a-business/

Community Event Highlight: Payment ProcessingNovember 29th | 12:00 pmThis one-hour webinar is designed for small busines...
11/16/2023

Community Event Highlight: Payment Processing
November 29th | 12:00 pm

This one-hour webinar is designed for small business owners to learn more about credit card optimization, including reducing fees on credit cards and gift cards. UMW SBDC

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This one-hour webinar is designed for small business owners to learn more about credit card optimization, including reducing fees on credit cards and gifts card. Learning Outcomes: Choosing a Processor […]

Who is ready for Thursday's Wine & Business with Sunset Cruises of Stafford?Get to know your local business community th...
11/14/2023

Who is ready for Thursday's Wine & Business with Sunset Cruises of Stafford?

Get to know your local business community through our networking series! Come and meet the crew & owner of Sunset Cruises during Wine & Business this Thursday, November 16th, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm! There is still time to register here >> https://gostaffordva-attend.idss.com/wine-business-turn-your-passion-into-cash

The Stafford Beer & Business Series is a quarterly outing provided by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority...
11/13/2023

The Stafford Beer & Business Series is a quarterly outing provided by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority. In addition to networking, each Beer & Business outing and in this case, WINE & Business, will have a brief, insightful discussion on a specific industry led by a local expert. Meet the crew and owner of Sunset Cruises of Stafford at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery during Wine & Business on November 16th, 2023, from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Come and learn how to Turn Your Passion Into Cash!
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER HERE >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/wine-business-turn-your-passion-into-cash/

11/10/2023

Reminder: Stafford offices, departments, facilities, and all courts are closed today, Nov. 10, for Veterans Day. Both locations of the residential and commercial services of the R-Board/Regional Landfill (Eskimo Hill and Belman Road) will remain open.

Save the date for November 16th!The Stafford Beer & Business Series is a quarterly outing provided by the Stafford Count...
11/10/2023

Save the date for November 16th!
The Stafford Beer & Business Series is a quarterly outing provided by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority. In addition to networking, each Beer & Business outing and in this case, WINE & Business, will have a brief, insightful discussion on a specific industry led by a local expert. Meet the crew and owner of Sunset Cruises of Stafford at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery during Wine & Business on November 16th, 2023, from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Come and learn how to Turn Your Passion Into Cash!
Learn more & register here >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/wine-business-turn-your-passion-into-cash/

Community Event Highlight: November Coffee Talk with the Women's Leadership Colloquium at UMWNovember 14th @ 8:00 amCome...
11/09/2023

Community Event Highlight: November Coffee Talk with the Women's Leadership Colloquium at UMW
November 14th @ 8:00 am
Come and discuss Change Management! November's Coffee Talk will be led by Tina Lance, Dean of Professional & Technical Studies & Workforce Development at Germanna Community College.
Learn more & register >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/umw-womens-colloquium-monthly-coffee-talk-13-2/

The Federal Government buys over $600 billion per year on goods and services, 5% of that spend is allocated for Small Business. This is a huge opportunity for firms, who […]

TODAY AT 10 AM!! Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity with Matern Staffing!Join Matern Staffing for a local job...
11/09/2023

TODAY AT 10 AM!! Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity with Matern Staffing!
Join Matern Staffing for a local job fair at a global food manufacturing facility in Stafford, VA! Tour their new state-of-the-art facility, interview, apply, and potentially receive a same day offer to start ASAP!
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Attend Matern's Job Fair in Stafford, VA and start a new job with a global food manufacturer. All experience levels, multiple shifts, weekly pay

TOMORROW!Join Matern Staffing for a local job fair at a global food manufacturing facility in Stafford, VA! Tour their n...
11/08/2023

TOMORROW!
Join Matern Staffing for a local job fair at a global food manufacturing facility in Stafford, VA! Tour their new state-of-the-art facility, interview, apply, and potentially receive a same day offer to start ASAP!
They are hiring across multiple shifts and experience levels for Production Workers, Crew Leads, Assistant Production Supervisors, Maintenance Techs, Maintenance Leads, and Material Handlers.
Positions range from $17-$28/hr with benefits, permanent potential, and overtime
What to expect: on-site tours, interviews, potential same day offers, hourly raffle drawings
What to bring: two forms of identification, resume
What to wear: dress warmly (it’s a cold environment), wear closed toe shoes, no piercings

Register today --> https://maternstaffing.com/job-fair-stafford-va/

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through InternshipsNovember 27th | 8:30 am t...
11/08/2023

Community Event Highlight: Virginia TOP Workshop - Developing Our Workforce Through Internships
November 27th | 8:30 am to 1:00 pm | UMW Stafford Campus

Calling all local businesses! Do you need an intern? Join V-TOP for a free, half-day workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to qualify for state-funded support for creating or expanding an internship program, and network over lunch.

Learn more & register >>

Join Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership for a free, half-day workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to […]

Community Event Highlight: GovCon 101 - Creating a Capabilities StatementNovember 15th @ 12:00 pmJoin the UMW SBDC to le...
11/08/2023

Community Event Highlight: GovCon 101 - Creating a Capabilities Statement
November 15th @ 12:00 pm
Join the UMW SBDC to learn how to get noticed by small business offices, by creating a winning capability statement!
Learn more & register here >>

The Federal Government buys over $600 billion per year on goods and services, 5% of that spend is allocated for Small Business. This is a huge opportunity for firms, who […]

Thank you to all of the veterans who attended last week's Veterans Business Bootcamp!   to Robert Darling, who was named...
11/07/2023

Thank you to all of the veterans who attended last week's Veterans Business Bootcamp! to Robert Darling, who was named UMW CED Veteran-Owned Small Business Owner of the Year! UMW SBDC

University of Mary Washington Continuing and Professional Studies Business Acumen Series - Executive Presence & Credibil...
11/07/2023

University of Mary Washington Continuing and Professional Studies Business Acumen Series - Executive Presence & Credibility
November 14th | 9:00 am
The Stafford EDA has invested in 50 seats to the Business Acumen Series to support the Stafford Business Community with educational resources. You may be eligible to attend these educational sessions on behalf of the Stafford EDA. This seminar will help participants define and develop executive charisma. Participants will learn impression management techniques to increase confidence and credibility, particularly with superiors and external partners.
Learn more & register >> https://www.gostaffordva.com/event/umw-cps-business-acumen-series-executive-presence-credibility/

Today is Election Day  .
11/07/2023

Today is Election Day .

Reminder: Stafford County Government offices are closed today for Election Day. Make sure you get out there and make your voice heard!

Join RIoT on Thursday, November 9th, for Bagels & Business!Learn more & register >>
11/06/2023

Join RIoT on Thursday, November 9th, for Bagels & Business!

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Did you know that roughly 3 in 5 Americans have had an idea for starting a business? But an overwhelming majority of those people—92 percent—didn’t follow through with turning their […]

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