ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS
November 2015 - January 2016
Kingspan Invests $25 Million, Will Create 15 New Jobs

Kingspan Insulation, LLC will invest $25 million to upgrade its Frederick County manufacturing operation, creating 15 new jobs. Kingspan is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications   ...  MORE
Shawnee Canning Company Expands in Frederick County, VA

Shawnee Canning Company, a family-owned fruit processor, will invest nearly $500,000 to expand its operation in Frederick County. The company will double production capacity and has committed to purchasing 80 percent - or over 300,000 pounds - of its fruit from Virginia over the next three years   ...  MORE
FBI Selects Site for New Records Facility in Frederick County

The FBI intends to acquire a 60-acre parcel in Frederick County for the construction of a $98 million records facility. The General Services Administration selected Frederick County because of its proximity to D.C., an array of transportation options, and an educated workforce   ...  MORE
Lord Fairfax Community College To Launch Innovative Trades Academy

Selected high school seniors from four area school divisions will participate in a new Trades Academy, a program that supports Virginia Community College System's goal to triple the number of credentials that community college students earn by the year 2021  ...  MORE
Winchester Named to "Best-Performing Cities" List

Winchester has been named to the Milken Institute's list of Best-Performing Cities for 2015. The No. 25 ranking is a 20-spot jump from 2014. The index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth   ...  MORE
FEATURED UPDATE
New Talent Recruitment Publication Available for Local Employers

A new publication will assist local employers in their recruitment needs. The marketing piece is provided as a complimentary resource to Frederick County employers seeking to recruit individuals from outside of the area. The snapshot features data on cost of living, demographics, housing, and other important factors people consider when deciding where to live and work. View a digital version here or contact the EDA for hard copies at 540.665.0973 or info@YesFrederickVA.com.
OTHER HAPPENINGS
WINCHESTER NAMED TO LIST OF "BEST TOWNS TO RAISE A FAMILY IN VIRGINIA"
Winchester has been named to Niche's list of Best Towns to Raise a Family in Virginia. Niche ranks US towns based on school ratings, crime rates, age demographics, and access to affordable housing and childcare. A high ranking indicates that a town attracts young families with good schools and a safe community ... MORE

149,000-SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY ADDED TO LOCAL SITES & BUILDINGS INVENTORY
Businesses looking to expand in Frederick County have a new option to consider. The facility is located in Stonewall Industrial Park and boasts 28 ft. ceilings,  close proximity to I-81 and Rt. 37, and an M1 zoning  ... MORE

SEVERAL IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS RECEIVE FUNDING SUPPORT
Several key Frederick County transportation initiatives have been recommended for approval by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The new data-driven prioritization process supported improvements locally on several major roads, including I-81, U.S. 11, and U.S. 522  ... MORE

NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION RANKED NO. 20 ON LIST OF "50 BEST WORKPLACES FOR DIVERSITY"
Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with Essence and People en EspaƱol to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority. Rankings were determined by employee feedback and the representation of racial and ethnic minorities and women ... MORE

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