Stafford Economic Development & Tourism
What's Next | December 2022
The holidays are quickly approaching. From this year’s Black Friday to Cyber Monday, over 165 million people shopped for the holidays. Most people find themselves at large box stores or online during the holidays looking for a perfect gift that will surprise the people on their lists. But what if you skip the lines that stretch around the block? You could discover amazing treasures for each person in your life by shopping in your own community. Shopping small not only supports your community but also gives you the opportunity to learn the story behind small business owners while finding one-of-a-kind gifts and experiences for under the tree. Read our recent blog and check out a snapshot of Stafford, Virginia’s small business economy - there are many others and we encourage you to shop Stafford.
Celebrate and Reflect on 2022
Allow me to encourage you, your family, and your business to celebrate and reflect on 2022. I hope and trust it was a valuable and pleasant year. And, even if there were some bad moments, we wish you a prosperous and healthy New Year in 2023 and beyond. Please consider shopping in Stafford during this busy holiday season. There are many small treasures to be discovered in our community. As we near the winter equinox, there is more reason to look to the future—the days will get longer. Get out and enjoy the variety of parks and other places Stafford offers for staying active.
Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!
John Holden, Director
Economic Development & Tourism
Entrepreneurship & Business Events
We are leading the way to build a stronger regional entrepreneurial community and “ecosystem” in the Stafford area. We strive to engage business leaders, seek out opportunities for new investments, foster talent development, and, most importantly, support the Stafford regional business community. Check out our upcoming events below, and don't forget to submit your business events to our events calendar here.
EDA provided support for Germanna Stafford expansion
The Stafford EDA provided $750,000 to support Germanna Community College’s Stafford expansion project. This funding supports our goal to engage in partnerships that provide quality education initiatives that enhance education-to-employment opportunities that fill the identified gaps in our business and government employers. Read their media release to learn more about the EDA's involvement in the project.
Slow down in Stafford, Virginia this winter
Not only is it the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also the busiest time of the year! With family, friends, or loved ones visiting, decorating the house, and so much more, December is sure to keep you occupied. To escape the holiday stress and absorb all the holiday feels, check out our recent blog for tips and ideas of relaxing and taking in the holiday experience in Stafford, Virginia.
Stafford County is a pro-business community with an ambitious ecosystem for entrepreneurs, rising cyber and tech investments, and a place with a number of hidden gems to visit. We strive to engage our business leaders, seek out opportunities for new investments, foster talent development - and share our tremendous community, natural, and cultural resources.