Rebecca R. Rubin
President & CEO
"Marstel-Day initially located in Fredericksburg ten years ago because of Fredericksburg's open space, parks, preserved lands, scenic river, and access to rail. Over that ten year period, we were aided in our growth by the HUBZone program. The city's recent designation as a HUBZone in its entirety has been a significant factor in allowing that growth to continue and, as well, providing adequate housing to our staff within qualifying HUBZone census tracts."
Jerome & Christine Thalwitz, Owners, The Bavarian Chef Fredericksburg
"When we saw the historic train station in Old Town Fredericksburg in 2010, we fell in love with it! Opening a second location in an economic downturn was a risky proposition; but in doing our due diligence, we quickly found that downtown Fredericksburg was an attractive place to do business. The downtown tourism zone tax incentives and EDA JumpStart! grants were an important part of our decision to proceed with the project. The Department of Economic Development and Tourism staff was very welcoming and helpful and has continued to be a valuable resource."
Carl Lawson, President,
Matthew Simmons, President,
Capital Ale House
Jason Cohen, President
"After 26 years, it was a big decision to relocate our business and ultimately we chose downtown Fredericksburg. After meeting with the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism team, it became apparent that in addition to a great central location with a vibrant downtown corridor, the city had a strong mix of incentive programs that we could take advantage of. These included inclusion to the HUBZone designation, the Economic Development Authority JumpStart! grant program, Tax Credits for Rehabilitation of an older property, and the Technology Zone tax credits. More than handing me a packet of information and a pat on the back, the Economic Development team was instrumental in helping me navigate the City processes of buying then renovating a dilapidated property into a modern and functional office building."
The Rappaport Companies
“The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is one of the strongest in the Commonwealth. Their support has enabled us to attract new businesses to Fredericksburg thanks to their creative, pro-business, pragmatic approach. Fredericksburg is a vibrant and successful business community in great part due to the efforts of EDT’s incredible staff.”
Jeff W. Rountree,
Chief Executive Officer
University of Mary Washington Foundation
"Since 2007, the University of Mary Washington Foundation has invested over $100 million in various private real estate projects within the City of Fredericksburg. I can honestly say that the leaders of the City, both professional staff and public officials alike, have been with us step-by-step as we went through the process. They understand the private sector and when it comes to economic development, they “get it”."
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