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Benten Technologies chose the City of Manassas as its corporate HQ because of the affordability, location, and ability to engage on a personal level with elected officials and staff.  The City actively recruited our small business and remains engaged with our company and we have had a wonderful experience!
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During our site selection and buildout phases, the City of Manassas provided us with exceptionally responsive and positive support. We dealt with a handful of people as opposed to dozens who we would have worked with from a county or large municipality. The support didn't stop there. Recently, Manassas and the Commonwealth of Virginia provided us with Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund grant for $50,000 to help us with our plant expansion. Those funds will help us triple our manufacturing capability, add jobs, and grow our startup venture. We will tell anyone who asks -- Manassas is a great place to do business!
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The City of Manassas has been home to the Micron Technology Virginia Fab for the past 15 years and, through good times and bad, the city has been an excellent partner. We’ve had great support as we’ve expanded the business over the years and on community outreach programs. We look forward to continuing the relationship for years to come.
Carson Henry  F6 Fab Director, Micron Technologies
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The Prince William Chamber of Commerce represents over 1,200 businesses in the City of Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County. We are proud to call the City of Manassas a partner in success. They have very clearly made it a priority to cultivate a pro-business climate, and that energy has radiated out of City Hall, down Center Street and out to the City’s borders. The proof is in the numerous ribbon cuttings held for new and expanding businesses in Manassas over the last two years. Speaking for the local business community, we would say that the City of Manassas is a great place to do business.
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We, at Shining Sol Candle Company, didn't have to think twice when the opportunity presented itself to launch our first retail location in the City of Manassas. There's a sense of community in the City that a lot of the hustle-bustle areas of Northern Virginia lack. The City of Manassas could not have been more accommodating and we have nothing but kudos for everything they have done for us, and continue to do, and we look forward to what the future holds for us both.
Deron Blevins  Shining Sol Candle Company
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Press Release: NEW Grant Funds Available for Manassas Businesses

Manassas, VA – October 22, 2020 – The City of Manassas is launching two additional grant programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 using Federal CARES Act funds. In May, the City Council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced the first...

SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process...

Transitioning to Winter – Info on Tents/Heating for Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas

Information on Tents/Heating for Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas Introduction Extending the outdoor dining season into the fall and winter months is essential for businesses to remain viable as statewide physical distancing mandates limit indoor dining capacity. This...

2019 Marked the 10th Straight Year of Increased Tourism Spending in Manassas

Oct 2, 2020 | BLOG, CITY OF MANASSAS TOURISM The numbers are in! According to data recently released by the United States Travel Association (USTA), visitors to Manassas spent more than $74.6 million in 2019. That’s 2.6% more than 2018, and is the 10th year in a row...

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Grant Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Eligibility criteria expanded to now include businesses which previously received CARES Act funds   RICHMOND-Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to...

Manassas Gets to Work on Getting Residents Back to Work

When you think back to 6 months ago, it feels like years ago! February was such a different time; the local economy was thriving and unemployment in Manassas was at an unprecedented low of only 2%. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. The City initially used...

Manassas to Provide Assistance to Residents Unemployed by COVID-19

Manassas brindará asistencia a residentes desempleados por la COVID-19 La ciudad de Manassas, en Virginia, invertirá fondos de la ley CARES para brindar asistencia a sus residentes que han perdido su trabajo por la pandemia del COVID-19. Para más información visita:...

Manassas Helping Residents Get Back to Work

City Takes Innovative Approach to Using CARES Act Funds Manassas, VA –August 19, 2020 –The City of Manassas is dedicating $400,000 to expanding its long-standing partnerships with SkillSource and Northern Virginia Community College. The funds will directly help...

Manassas Moves Into Phase Three Wednesday, July 1

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that he plans to loosen business and social restrictions for the whole state July 1, moving into Phase Three reopening an economy he largely shuttered in March amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Northam said he...

Northern Virginia Moves into Phase Two this Friday, June 12th

Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a news conference Tuesday that Northern Virginia can enter Phase Two on Friday, June 12. Starting Friday, restaurants and beverage establishments will be able to offer indoor dining at 50% capacity. Fitness centers can open indoor areas...

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The City is proud to continue supporting our local businesses by launching two new grant programs!

The CARES ACT Grant 2 will provide a $2,500 cash grant to Manassas small businesses 💰 $3,000 cooperative marketing and advertising grants are also available to businesses willing to commit $1,500 of their own funds.👩🏽

Funding is limited, so read the guidelines and apply NOW! buff.ly/3jlbmLQ
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October is National #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth and we are proud that one of our local businesses in Manassas, Didlake, is leading the charge to provide meaningful employment opportunities and skills training to a sometimes overlooked segment of our community.

For more than 50 years Didlake has created opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve the dignity of work and self-sufficiency. In March, the City recognized Didlake's tremendous impact on the community with the Manassas 2020 Business of the Year.🏆October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Didlake is proud to provide rehabilitative services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. 💪

We create opportunities in the workplace and you can too! Discover how you can build an inclusive workplace: ow.ly/EStk50BNCB8
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