The charm of Historic Downtown Manassas, the abundant culture and recreational opportunities, unique dining, shopping, festivals, and award-winning schools make Manassas a smart choice for your business…and your life.

Cultural Hub

    • Manassas is home to a number of visual and performing arts organizations including ballet, theatre and a professional symphony.
  • Center for the Arts located in Historic Downtown in the old Candy Factory building offers rotating art exhibits, theater productions and arts classes for all ages.
  • Hylton Performing Arts Center boasts 85,000 square feet, which includes Merchant Hall, an elegantly styled opera house that seats 1,100 and offers a variety of genres from bluegrass to Beethoven.

Thriving School System

Manassas is dedicated to building a strong foundation for tomorrow’s business leaders by ensuring that the necessary training and education needed to compete in today’s marketplace is available to all.

Manassas City Public Schoosl are fully accredited and provide an integrated math and science curriculum, CTE and award-winning arts programs. Osborn High School recently ranked 51st among the best high schools in Virginia by U.S. News and World Report.

Manassas is home to George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, the largest community college system in the Commonwealth offering undergraduate and post-graduate degrees as well as professional certifications.

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Reliable Service

  • Manassas owns, operates and maintains its own water, sewer and electric and is committed to offering reliable, cost-efficient service. We are a pioneer in smart-grid automated meters, load management, fiber optic installation and green practices.
  • City-owned utilities have a 99.95% reliability rating with 20 percent lower rates than neighboring competitors.
  • The primary source of drinking water for Manassas is City-owned Lake Manassas, a 5.1 billion gallon lake treated locally at our water treatment plant.
  • Manassas recently received the Silver Award for Excellence in Water Treatment Performance by the American Public Power Association (APPA) Reliable Public Power Provider RP3 Platinum Award.
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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