Stafford #1 Job Creator in Virginia

Stafford Economic Development & Tourism

Additional Information:  M.C. Moncure, Marketing Manager
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June 11, 2015- Embargoed Until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015
Stafford, VA -- The Stafford Economic Development Authority (EDA) celebrates the vast achievements of Stafford businesses at the 24th Annual Business Appreciation Reception on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Stafford Regional Airport.

The highlight of the event will be the following announcement which will be made by EDA Chairman, Joel Griffin, “Stafford has welcomed 96 net new businesses year over year! And added almost 1,000 jobs. Put in context, business growth year over year was 4.1% - the 3rd highest growth rate in Virginia!  And on jobs growth, over the past 5 years Stafford’s annualized growth rate was 2.6% - bringing the total number of jobs in Stafford to an all-time high of over 40,000, and making Stafford the #1 job creator in Virginia."

The EDA’s Annual Report is attached and details information related to employment, business growth, major employees, consumer spending and education/workforce. Read the full 2015 report.


Virginia’s Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson will offer remarks.  She is likely to include the following topic areas in her presentation: Virginia/Stafford’s diverse economy, Stafford’s strong focus on high tech jobs and infrastructure, Stafford’s 7 identified data center sites countywide and its Dark Fiber, and the continued pursuit of the Stafford Technology and Research Park initiative.

The EDA will present two businesses with achievement awards.  Business Innovator of the Year – Engineering for Kids and 2015 Business of the Year – KD’z Kidz World

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