Welcome! Please join us in serving our County in developing the next chapter of recommendations that support residents, entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized businesses, and retail, by continually improving the commercial development process, that weaves the great tapestry of our community. You will find yourself amongst long-serving corporate citizens, industry peers, proud residents, and natives of Prince William County. For wherever in the world high-value businesses are located, the social and economic value is measurable. This creates prosperity and drives competitiveness which is embedded in the fabric of local economy and community where we all live, work, play and plan to retire!
To discover more about the committee, past and present members, and the work we have strived to complete we invite you to check out the 20th Anniversary Commercial Development Committee Overview here or contact us.
Prince William County Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Commercial Development Committee’s Volunteer Service
Chair of the Board of County Supervisors Ann Wheeler said, “It is with a depth of gratitude that we recognize the men and women who have volunteered in supporting the commercial development of Prince William County, which has virtually doubled in population since 1999.”
The Commercial Development Committee was first established in 1999 to assist the Economic Development Council with developing recommendations to improve the development process for commercial projects.
The Committee establishes annual goals geared towards continually improving the commercial development process in Prince William County. Over the last decade, it has been directly responsible for initiating approximately 20 commercial development process improvement efforts.
The Commercial Development Committee typically meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. (January, April, July, October). Meetings begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. and are normally held in Conference Room 107 of the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192.
Get Involved today! If you are interested in helping, there may be a vacancy on the Committee or other volunteer opportunities. To confirm a meeting schedule or for further information email [email protected].
Meetings are open to the public and virtual. Links to meetings will be posted here closer to the meeting date.
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The Commercial Development Committee is comprised of 16 members including representatives from related industry organizations. The Director of Development Services acts as the Staff Liaison. Click here for the current Members Roster.
Since 1999, the Prince William County Commercial Development Committee has served as a public-private advisory group having the primary purpose on making recommendations on how the County can be more agile in the commercial development process.
Below is a brief history of the Committee:
December 4, 2012 – The Board of County Supervisors established the Economic Advisors Group to replace the Economic Development Alliance.
October 5, 2010 - The Board of County Supervisors received and reviewed the Economic Development Task Force recommendations, which included transforming the Economic Development Council into the Economic Development Alliance. The Board of County Supervisors, via Resolution 10-763, accepted the report of recommendations from the Economic Development Task Force and established the Economic Development Alliance.
July 2010 – The Prince William County and Greater Manassas and Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce merged to form the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The merger led to a restructuring of the Commercial Development Committee. The Prince William Chamber appoints two members to serve on the Committee, as opposed to two appointees from each Chamber.
December 1, 2009 – The Board of County Supervisors established the Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) to provide recommendations for a new public-private advisory group to replace the Economic Development Council.
March 16, 1999 - The Board of County Supervisors tasked the Economic Development Council to develop recommendations to improve the commercial development process. One of the recommendations was the establishment of the Commercial Development Committee. The purpose of the Committee was to assist the Economic Development Council with identifying potential process improvements for commercial projects.
The original members roster was comprised of the following organizations:
Economic Development Council Chairman and two appointees – 3 appointees
Prince William County staff (Building official, Fire Marshal and Planning) – 3 appointees
Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce – 2 appointees
PWC Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce – 2 appointees
The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) – 1 appointee
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association – 1 appointee
Associated General Contractors of America – 1 appointee
Associated Builders and Contractors – 1 appointee
American Institute of Architects – 1 appointee
American Society of Civil Engineers – 1 appointee