New jobs and opportunities headed to Stafford
Our pro-business approach and low level of taxation has positioned us as a leader in Virginia for job creation. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and, currently, nearly 40,000 people work right here in Stafford County.
I am proud to serve as Chairman of the Stafford Technology and Research Park. This unique park will cut down on daily commute times for our workers and make us a corporate center to attract even more employers to Stafford.
Just this past year, Greencore Group — a leading producer of prepared meals based in Dublin, Ireland — has agreed to invest nearly $6 million into opening a new facility here that will create 350 good-paying jobs for our families. One of the many reasons that factored into Greencore’s decision to locate here in Stafford is our strategic location, infrastructure, and our fiscally responsible management of the county.
While much more can be done to strengthen our economy, we are proud and encouraged to see an 8.5% growth in jobs and 3.6% increase business growth since 2008. This ranks us in the top 5 in Virginia for job creation.