October 5, 2017
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday. Fred Focus keeps you up-to-date on upcoming Fredericksburg events and business news.
Event calendar full this weekend
Fredericksburg experiencing 'a building boom of sorts'

This Virginia Business article lays out the rapid growth that the Fredericksburg region has been experiencing, with more growth anticipated. The region is now considered part of the Northeast Megalopolis, a string of cities and dense suburbs along the Interstate 95 corridor that is home to about 55 million people.
Read On (VirginiaBusiness.com)
Strangeways uses City's tourist-oriented signage program 

The latest business to work with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism on the Tourist-Oriented Directional Signage (TODS) Program was Strangeways Brewing. In order to give customers another way to find their location at 350 Lansdowne Road, Strangeways Brewing had a TODS Program sign erected on Blue & Gray Parkway just past the Battlefield Industrial Park.

Learn more about the program (Fredericksburgva.com)
Freehling finds out about 'The Pumpkining,' 
checks out new menu at  Spencer Devon  

This week there are two editions of "Freehling Finds" -- one on Saturday's "The Pumpkining" event at Riverfront Park, and the other on Spencer Devon Brewing's new menu.

View the Spencer Devon Video                                              View 'The Pumpkining' Video

Cyber and IT growing in City

Fredericksburg is expecting to see growth in the cyber and IT fields.

Read On (Fredericksburg.Today)
Fredericksburg firm makes adoption-friendly list

Fredericksburg-based government contractor Obsidian Solutions Group placed no. 26 in the nation on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's annual "Adoption-Friendly Workplace" list. Congratulations to Obsidian!

New downtown mural highlighted

Here is a great article about Sophia Constantine and Bill Harris' recently completed mural -- titled "Our Community, Our City" -- on the side of the Sammy T's building at 801 Caroline St.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Regional landfill finding success

The Rappahannock Regional Landfill, which is owned and operated by Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg, has made a "solid financial recovery" following the economic downturn. 

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
St. James' House open to visitors

St. James' House is open for tours this week. The next opportunity to see the historic home will not be until April.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Finalists, judges announced for Made in FredVA contest

The three finalists and three judges have been announced for the fifth-annual Made in FredVA business startup competition. Each finalist will have ten minutes to pitch his or her business ideas to a panel of local entrepreneurs Nov. 2 at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill. 

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Property of the Week: 328 Jefferson Davis Hwy. - Lee Plaza

Lee Plaza is located on Jefferson Davis Hwy. (Route 1) on the left as you enter the city from Falmouth Bridge. This 2,825 s.f. available retail space has a bath, ample parking and road frontage. The owner prefers a 3-5 year lease, and the space is available immediately. Join Hard Times Cafe, Sam's Subs and Pizza and 7-Eleven.

Property Listing

City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |  FredericksburgVA.com

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