Economic Development Strategic Plans
Economic Development staff at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, contracted with Sanford Holshouser to conduct an Exit 45 Strategic Plan. Exit 45 is located off of Interstate 95 in Prince George County and has welcomed tourists for decades. Once a flourishing exit, Exit 45 has not maintained or progressed its reputation as a "destination" exit as tourisms trends have changed throughout the years. Redevelopment and needs for improving the exit have been studied over the years, but an action-oriented plan had not been completed.
After many months of research and stakeholder meetings, Sanford Holshouser has developed the Exit 45 Strategic Vision and Action Plan to help county staff with the redevelopment of Exit 45.
Prince George County Economic Development and Tourism Strategic Plan (2019)
Prince George County has successfully retained its rural character, small-town charm, military presence, and high quality of life – all while modestly accommodating an industrial and business base. The community has emphasized the need for new school facilities, workforce training, and the ability to accommodate economic development in a sustainable and balanced manner. These priorities must be addressed by responding to several important issues. These include the critical need for expanded water and sewer infrastructure; an accommodation for higher density development; an increase of housing and housing types; and the simultaneous opportunity for a mixed-use town center – Downtown Prince George!
The consultant team of Thomas P. Miller & Associates (“TPMA”) and Camoin Associates (“Camoin”) believes that Prince George County has a bright future with many existing assets that would be the envy of many communities across the country. However, we believe that it is imperative that the County focus on several key areas that are captured in the following Prince George County, VA Economic Development and Tourism Strategic Plan (“Strategic Plan”). These include Growth Management; Economic Development Strategy; Workforce Development; and Tourism.