May 24, 2018
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Q1 statistical report released

Click below to read our statistical report for the three months ending March 31. It offers a wealth of Fredericksburg economic data including tax revenue (meals tax revenue up 19 percent year-over-year!), occupancy rates, new business activity and commercial sales. Hat tip to Economic Development Specialist Amy Peregoy for compiling this report.

Read the report
Hylton property rezoned to PD-MC

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday voted to rezone the 90-acre Hylton property to Planned Development-Medical Center. The proposed VA outpatient clinic is now a by-right use on the property.    

What's planned for Interstate 95?

Fredericksburg District Engineer Marcie Parker and FAMPO Administrator Paul Agnello gave an interesting presentation at the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance office yesterday regarding the extensive work planned in the next few years on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg region. 

View the VDOT presentation
View the FAMPO presentation
Hap Connors appointed to EDA

City Council appointed Henry "Hap" Connors to Fredericksburg's Economic Development Authority on Tuesday, and also re-appointed Mitzi Brown. Joe Wilson recently completed his second and final term on the EDA, which created the opening.
Marine Corps honors Fawcett

Fredericksburg Assistant City Manager Doug Fawcett was honored with the "Oscar Mike" award for his longtime assistance to and support of the Marine Corps Historic Half race, which was this past weekend.

Read article from race publication
Best of the 'Burg winners announced

The Free Lance-Star has announced the winners of its 2018 "Best of the 'Burg" awards for a large variety of business categories.  
EDA auctioning Caroline Street paintings

The six paintings that hung along Caroline Street for much of the past decade are being sold in a sealed-bid auction that will raise funds for future EDA public-art investments. The paintings are now on display in the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Bids are due June 7.

Read on (ED website)
Watch a video about the sale (YouTube)
Video showcases Expo Center

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" takes viewers behind the scenes at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center to show the versatility of the venue, which can accommodate a wide variety of gatherings.  

FLS features Curitiba Art Cafe

And and Frank Robinson figured the retail space at 919 Caroline Street had potential to become a gathering place where people could sit at rustic tables made in Brazil from recycled wood, sip Brazilian coffee and possibly listen to live music or take part in an international cultural night.  
Property of the Week: 1688-1698 Carl D. Silver Pkwy. - Central Park

6,400 s.f. retail space available next to ULTA in Central Park Marketplace. The property is located at the I-95/Plank Road (Route 3) interchange in Fredericksburg. 
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