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We congratulate the Prince William County Department of Economic Development as a winner of the 2003 Economic Development Leadership and Accomplishment Award,  We sponsored the award program, but the selection of winners was made by an independent panel of advisors to CoreNet Global Learning.

For background about why they won the award, please contact them directly or refer to the article in Corporate Real Estate Leader, or the linked copy of their nomination.  Refer to the contact information below.

The County announced in August 2003, after the award winners had already been chosen, that it has been selected for a $64.5 million project by General Dynamics Land Systems, creating 170 jobs initially and growing to three times that size over time.  Although General Dynamics already had a presence in the county since 1996, which they had already expanded in 2000 and again in 2002, they had to compete against 10 other locations nationwide to win this project.

The county already received other publicity and recognition in 2002 through various media by winning a new 600,000 sq. ft. facility of Lilly to manufacture insulin products.  Details can be found in the "Press Room" on their website

The award was established by Corporate Real Estate Leader, the official publication of CoreNet Global, and is featured in their September 2003 issue, where you can find more background.  Nominations were not limited to CoreNet Global members.

We presented the award before the estimated 3400 attendees at a general session of the CoreNet Global Summit in Atlanta on October 14.  See : Events

Although we had no role in the selection process, and have no prior relationship with the County representatives, we were very pleased to see that Prince William County was among the winners because it has successfully attracted some major investments recently, notably Lilly and General Dynamics.  They also offer some useful GIS capabilities through their website, such as an uncomplicated facility search feature which is integrated with their property data to map the results of any query, and offer a more sophisticated "Data Mapper" service for those who need more detailed analysis using ESRI GIS tools.

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GUIDE Area Profile : Standard Template

This illustrates the structure and potential content of a GUIDE Area Profile so that it is easier for corporate executives and area representatives to visualize the potential benefits of this service, and for participating area representatives to prepare suitable drafts for publication.   This is obviously not a completed GUIDE Area Profile - merely an example of the structure.

Executive Summary Contact information

Martin J. Briley                                Optional : Biography link - template

Executive Director

Prince William County

Department of Economic Development

10530 Linden Lake Plaza, Suite 105

Manassas, VA 20109


TEL  (703) 392-0330

FAX (703) 392-0302



Media contact for general enquiries :

Jason D. Grant   (703)392-0330 or 392-0402


Alternate contacts :

John Schofield, Marketing & Research Director

David Colvin, Project Manager

List of available sites or facilities :

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There is no working relationship at this time, although we maintain periodic contact.

Relationship leader at GDI Solutions for potential investors :

  •  name of the assigned relationship leader at GDI Solutions for the area

    • email address

    • TEL 847-304-4655  FAX 847-304-5375

    Please advise regarding any necessary corrections to this Area Profile. 


    The relationship leader is responsible for maintaining sufficiently frequent contact and knowledge at GDI Solutions about the participating area.  The leader keeps published GUIDE Area Profiles timely and consistent, and serves as an initial point of contact for any investors who may choose not to contact the local area representatives yet about their interests, such as at a very exploratory or confidential stage of project planning or information gathering.

Service Provider Relationships


Professional service providers reported to be very familiar with direct investment considerations in this area from previous work on major investment projects or among leading investors there:

Other Resources

Other suggested contacts for investment planning in this area:

Article Archives GIS Map Makers

Refer to their website for GIS capabilities using ESRI's ArcInfo software, provided by the GIS Division of the Office of Information Technology for the county.

Link to their GIS website

Data Pointers - see also Consultant Tips


Suggested sources of timely statistical data for location selection issues


Sponsored articles, PR

News and newsletters

 Companies in the Area


Major employers in the area include :


Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics

Micron Technology Virginia

Atlantic Research Corp

General Dynamics Land Systems

BAE Systems


A more complete list of employers in the county can be found on their website.

Past Projects

Recent announcements include the large General Dynamics and Lilly projects mentioned above.



Investment Incentives Available in the Area Local contacts which may interest some potential investors:
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