Retail Growth - Opportunities Abound

The Economic Development Department of Stafford County is energized to promote the many and diverse retail opportunities the County has to offer.   Stafford representatives regularly attend ISCS (International Council of Shopping Centers) events.  We will again send a team to speak with the retail industry at the Mid-Atlantic ICSC Deal Making Conference in February.  The County has attended the Mid-Atlantic ISCS show 3 years in a row.
A public meeting was held January 2015 seeking public comment on retail and restaurant preferences throughout the community.  50 people attended the meeting and dozens of others were engaged electronically.  
View the presentation offered during the public meeting that details our reail strategy and the relationships that are building. 
The county has welcomed many new, credit worthy, retailers in the last several months and there are more on the way in 2015.  You can read about these recent wins, including Panera, Chipotle, Walgreens, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and others, in our news and publications section of our website Read Stafford News.  We are excited that in 2015 Sonic and Freddy's Custard and Steakburgers are among the early announcements.

The $500 Million Retail Gap

A Study conducted in 2012 by The Riddle Company identified a $500 Million Retail Gap.  The County elected leadership has been working dilligently to enhance and upgrade retail offerings for its residents. In order to craft a strategic approach to our efforts,  The Riddle Company, based in Washington, DC, was hired in 2011 to evaluate the retail marketplace and Stafford demographic profile in order to develop a comprehensive retail attraction study.  The final report includes key data, trade area statistics, as well as specific recommendations for increasing and enhancing retail growth opportunities in Stafford County.

2014 Retail Corridor Maps


Available Retail Sites

North Stafford - Route 610/Garrisonville Road, Route 1, and Boswell's Corner 


         Brafferton Center                  Quantico Commons                 Westgate Center


    Towne Center at Aquia        Shoppes at North Stafford


South Stafford - Route 17/Warrenton Road


     Carter's Crossing                     Spring Knoll Plaza                       Stafford Lakes

    Celebrate VA North

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