Satisfaction with the City’s ability to attract and retain private-sector jobs increased by almost 20 percent, likely attributed to the major announcements by Micron and Aurora earlier this year. In 2018, the Department of Economic Development has stepped up marketing efforts, based in part on results from previous satisfaction surveys. The goal is simple: to tell our story.
There are many choices you have when making a purchase, but where you choose to make that purchase is important. It does have an impact on the local economy and directly benefits your quality of life. So, this holiday season start making shopping local a habit and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
In the City of Manassas, tourism is an important part of the local economy. The First and Second Battles of Manassas helped define the City’s place in history and historical-based tourism is a key market for the City. The Liberia House, Manassas Museum and Manassas National Battlefield Park serve as key attractions for visitors.
Comcast Newsmakers featuring Patrick J. Small, CEcD, Economic Development Director for the City of Manassas.
According to a recent report from the Virginia Employment Commission, Manassas-based companies in the professional and technical services offer the 4th highest wages in the state.