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Provided by City of Manassas Economic Development

Tools for Solving the Labor Crunch

While the unemployment rate in Manassas sits at a post-pandemic low of 3.9%, businesses are having a hard time filling open positions. With the help of key partnerships and programs, there are some ways to help fix that:
  • ‘Return to Earn’ Grant – Initiative matching up to $500 that a qualifying small business pays directly to a newly hired employee
  • LinkedIn Learning – LinkedIn Learning is now available at no cost to Northern Virginia jobseekers (while licenses last)
  • Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program – Veteran and military family recruitment and certification program offering training and financial incentive for hiring and retaining highly skilled and dependable veterans
Follow the links above to learn more about how to find, retain, and grow your team.

Partner Spotlight: George Mason Student-Business Tech Consulting

GMU School of Business
Having Virginia’s largest public university in Manassas has its perks: the Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM) Academic Unit at George Mason University’s School of Business is pleased to offer semester-long consulting services free of charge for organizations needing this type of support.
Under the direction of GMU faculty advisors, a team of students will be paired with a small business to assess and recommend technology solutions that will enhance the organization’s operations based on comprehensive research, analysis, and design – at no cost.
For the business-participants, this platform will provide semester-long consulting services at no additional cost (student-labor wise). For the students, this platform is intended to have students engage in “real life” scenarios in the field prior to their graduation.
To find out more, please contact Micah Kemp at

Property Spotlight: Industrial Lots at Dean and Route 28

At just over eight acres, these three industrial-zoned lots are a unique opportunity within City boundaries!
These vacant lots are located in the heart of the technology corridor between Dean Drive and Route 28,  right across from the Micron and Lockheed Martin manufacturing facilities. The site is also directly adjacent to an existing substation – which means plenty of available power.
Zoned I-1 (Industrial), these lots are an ideal location for flex and office use, light manufacturing, data centers, or other warehouse use. View Flyer.

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