Small Businesses Set up Shop in Fauquier Enterprise Center in Vint Hill
Posted on July 29, 2017 by Admin
The Fauquier Enterprise Center in Vint Hill (FEC-Vint Hill) and its sister center in Marshall are meeting their goals of helping small businesses grow in the county.
The centers, launched two years ago as part of a Fauquier County Department of Economic Development (DED) led initiative to support the growth and incubation of small businesses within Fauquier County, have exceeded 50 percent capacity. FEC tenants including Vint Hill Educational Services, Tanglewood Therapy, SGM EPCM Corp., and Resonance, LLC enjoy private offices with shared office amenities such as access to conference rooms, furniture, telecommunications and more.
“The centers in Marshall and Vint Hill are building on the success of the Mason Enterprise Center-Fauquier, our partnership with George Mason here in Warrenton,” said DED Director Miles Friedman. “Together they offer a support system in three locations across the county for growing local businesses, which puts us at the cutting edge in business development.”
The FEC-Vint Hill, located at 4137 Weeks Drive in Vint Hill, complements the budding micro-business community at the former Army base. Just around the corner from FEC-Vint Hill, a dilapidated former Army building is being rehabbed into office buildings that will soon be home to other small and larger business tenants, including A La Carte Catering, Hope Christian Fellowship Church, Covenant Christian Academy, and CrossFit Vint Hill. Growing a diverse mix of businesses to support the community ties into both the vision of Vint Hill—to create a sense of place and purpose in New Baltimore—and the overarching goal of the county’s service districts, which is to optimize areas designated for concentrated commercial use to support economic development.
“As the stewards of Vint Hill, we’re excited to see how the FEC-Vint Hill fosters small and start-up businesses within our county and help them grow successfully within the work, live, play environment that Vint Hill is establishing,” says Ed Moore, president, Vint Hill Village, LLC.
FEC-Vint Hill is one of many recent advances that support Vint Hill Village, LLC’s (VHV) focused effort to boost Fauquier County’s commercial tax base. VHV, working with DED and others, has brought leading cloud-computing giant OVH to Vint Hill and donated land to the state for the future site for the Puller Veteran Care Center. Over $14 million have been invested into roads and other infrastructure improvements.
Interested in learning more about the Fauquier Enterprise Centers? A limited number of private offices are still available at both centers as well as co-working space. Each center also offers rentals to the general public for the purposes of board meetings, private business events, seminars and workshops and day rates for using the co-working space.
For more information please contact the centers at FauqEntCtr@gmail.com or 571-285-7273.