Annual Report, Workforce Survey Rolled Out at Manassas Business Appreciation Breakfast

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Provided by City of Manassas 

A huge thank you to all who came to The Salisbury Center for another fun and eventful Business Appreciation Breakfast!

This morning, about 150 businesses networked, heard from City leadership, and received timely insights on the economy from Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economist Joe Mengedoth. The attendees were also the first to lay eyes on Manassas’s newly released 2023 Annual Report.

Manassas Business Appreciation Breakfast 2024

An event like this isn’t possible without a fantastic host and hard working partners – thank you to The Salisbury Center, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the many raffle donors, and Joe Mengedoth for your time and expertise.

And of course, the City appreciates the MANY businesses who make Manassas a dynamic place to live, work, and play! Because of the 1,600+ diverse and growing companies, Manassas enjoys competitive wages, record-low unemployment (2.2%), and plentiful options for unique food, retail, and services right here in the City!

Introducing the 2023 Annual Report

In 2023, the City of Manassas’s economy flourished with new announcements, historic vacancy in the in-demand commercial corridors, a thriving small business community, and continued investment by the major employers and private sector partners. The City’s growth and ongoing community development will have lasting impact on citizens and businesses for years to come.

The Department of Economic Development is pleased to present the 2023 Annual Report.

2024 Workforce Development Survey

Manassas City Council’s Strategic Action Plan identifies Educational Attainment and Workforce Development as critical to the City’s long-term growth and sustainability. In an effort to create an education and training system with robust workforce development initiatives that meet the needs of the business community, the City is soliciting employer feedback through the 2024 Workforce Development Survey.

Your input is critical! All employers – big or small – located in the City of Manassas are asked to participate. The survey takes less than two minutes to complete with five short multiple-choice questions. Your participation is a crucial element in developing a pipeline of talent to meet our business community’s needs – both now and in the future.

As an incentive, respondents will be entered into a drawing for a $25 HEART BEAT Gift Card. A total of 10 recipients will be randomly selected, but you must respond by July 15, 2024.

To view the City’s Five Year Strategic Action Plan, click here. TAKE THE SURVEY.

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