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Veterans Business Bootcamp | Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Sign up for Veterans Business Bootcamp, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses. Breakfast refreshments will be provided.

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Message from John Holden
Still the New Guy
I am still learning more and more about Stafford and the tremendous opportunity we have here to foster new and help expand existing business.  There are a number of programs available for financing business growth-contact us or stop by our office for information.  We are continuing to improve our tax programs focused on our targeted sectors.  And we continue to improve our message-and that is Stafford is a great place for business.  We will continue to improve our efforts to help you expand your business and to attract new investment to Stafford.  Whether it be our continued and improved partnership with UMW and the Veterans Business Boot Camp, referrals and helping offer financial incentives to expand business, or plans to build Downtown Stafford.  I can only ask... What's next?
Stafford County Meeting Space 
Thank you for your willingness to fill out our form. The Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism would like to know if you have meeting space in Stafford available for individuals to rent for events, meetings or parties.
The department attends various conferences to attract association, government, and corporate meetings to Stafford County. Filling out our form lets us know your business or location in Stafford County is available for us to market as meeting space.
Coming Soon!
May 2019
Annual Business Appreciation Reception

Hosted by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA), this reception is a business tradition.  Please stay tuned for the date announcement, invitations, and the opportunity to apply for an award.

NX Aviation - The Innovation of Flight in Stafford County
Stafford County Regional Airport has attracted a new entrepreneur to their aviation community.

Colin Fischer developed the concept for NX Aviation in 2012. The company was located in Eastern Shore Maryland, where Colin was in flight school at a local airport. He began working with drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAV) to develop custom PC boards, electrical harnesses, and software to optimize the drones for a single customer. MORE>>
Kilroy Robotics
Stafford EDA awards grant

Kilroy Robotics was founded in 1999 to inspire members of the community, young and old, to build an interest and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and all that these fields encompass. They encourage students to build the community, teamwork, leadership, and technical skills necessary to pursue their future goals. MORE>>
Reunion Planning Workshop Scheduled
Saturday, March 9

This event, which will be held at the Riverside Wedding and Events Center, will help individuals plan family, class, or military reunions in the region. MORE>>

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Grand Re-Opening
95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Retail Space for Lease
15 South Gateway Drive
Stafford, VA 22406
- 6,800 sf available 
- Located directly off I-95 (160,000 ADT) via exit 133 
- Situated within 1 mile of 11 hotels providing over 1,100 rooms
- Carter's Crossing is a 34-acre retail shopping center anchored by Target, Pohanka Honda, and Petsmart 
- Located on a major business corridor, Route 17, with employers such as Geico (4,000), McLane (300+), FBI (300+) and more 
Business Training Opportunities 
March 7, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The purpose of this class is to explore the differences between writing for professional purposes and writing for personal use. In addition to memo, letter, and report writing, the class will cover essential email and texting etiquette in the business world. 
February 18, 9:00am - 11:30am
March 18, 9:00am - 11:30am 
This seminar will provide the basics of self evaluation, the idea, defining the need, determining the feasibility, and what actions are necessary.
February 20, 9:00am - 10:30am
Join Roger Pell, managing partner of Top of Mind Communications, LLC, as he introduces branding into the mix of our five-part "Let's Talk Marketing" Speaker Series. 
February 25, 9:00am - 1:30pm
This workshop covers the development of the narrative and financial forecasting portions of the business plan. 
Stafford County Economic Development & Tourism | 540-658-8681 econdev@staffordcountyva.gov | 1300 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 339
Stafford, VA 22555