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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.