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VIRGINIA BUSINESS SITE LOCATOR Straight talk


T e following businesses said yes to locating or expanding in the commonwealth. Here’s why, according to the companies’ executives.


Location: Last year, Bechtel Corp., one of the world’s largest engineering, construction and project management fi rms announced it was relocating its Frederick, Md. operation to Reston, which was already home to the company’s operational headquarters. According to Bechtel CEO Bill Dudley, Reston has been an ideal location for the company. “Conveniently situated between two airports, it facilitates international and domestic travel, which is key to our business, provides access to a highly skilled workforce, and off ers an enjoyable work/life environment for our employees,” he says.


“We have chosen the state of Virginia because we can reach 55 percent of the U.S. population within 750 miles, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our location in Hanover County,” says Fernando Bettin, director of operations for Mavalério, a Brazilian manufacturer of confectionary products, which made public last spring its plans to establish its fi rst U.S. production operation in the commonwealth. T e $5 million project is expected to create 55 jobs.


Workforce: “Norfolk has a large veteran population and


hiring vets is a key part of our talent


acquisition strategy,” Dick Wolfe, spokesman for ADP, a New Jersey- based human resources and payroll company, says about the benefi ts of locating its customer service center in Hampton Roads. ADP is investing more than $32.2 million in the project, which is expected to create a whopping 1,800 jobs.


Access To Market: “We are fortunate that there is a growing


appreciation for our beer across the country and the world, and opening a brewery location in Virginia will better allow us to get fresh, great quality beer in the hands of our customers,” says Jack White, founder of San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits. T e company is investing $47.8 million to establish its East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County. T e move is expected to create 178 jobs.


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Powhatan County is the perfect Central Virginia location for small businesses. Siting your business in Powhatan County ensures you access to reliable, affordable utilities and technology, a skilled workforce, and a community proven to support its local businesses. And though we’re right off Rt. 288 and an easy drive from the City of Richmond, RIC airport and Interstates 64, 95 and 295, our rural setting provides one of the highest quality of life experiences in the Commonwealth.


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Environment: “T e pro- business and pro-manufacturing support we received at both the local and state level convinced AccuTec’s ownership to expand operations in Augusta County, Virginia, rather than go elsewhere,” says Rick Gagliano, president of specialty blades manufacturer AccuTec Blades. T e $5.4 million expansion, announced earlier this year, is anticipated to create 53 jobs and retain 138 positions.


Source: News releases, Virginia Business


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