March 15, 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 .
New restaurant planned on Caroline Street

In a few months, Fredericksburg's Historic District could add another independently owned restaurant to its deliciously impressive portfolio -- but this will be the first one that will be packing a Jamaican punch. 

Ad urges businesses to consider Fredericksburg

Our department is currently running economic development-oriented ads in the Virginia Railway Express publication and on urging businesses to "Consider FXBG." Below is a link to the landing page. 

Check out the page
HFFI honors preservation excellence

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. (HFFI) on Sunday honored several area residents and projects for excellence in historic preservation.     
HFFI offers research opportunities

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" kicks off a three-part series focused on Fredericksburg institutions that offer great research opportunities for learning about our City's history. This week's focus: Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. (HFFI).

City releases FY19 recommended budget

Fredericksburg City Manager Tim Baroody on Tuesday presented City Council with the City's recommended budget for fiscal year 2019. City Council will be discussing and ultimately voting on the budget over the next couple of months. No tax increases are proposed.

Read On (City website)
How did the City housing market fare?

Here is a Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors report showing how the City housing market performed in February.

Read the Report (FAAR)
City issues RFP for tourism-marketing services

The Fredericksburg Regional Tourism Partnership this week issued an RFP for firms to help execute a marketing and advertising strategy to promote the region. 
Foode, Mercantile owner featured on Edacious

Great interview with Mercantile and Foode chef/co-owner Joy Crump about her restaurants, philosophies and commitment to Fredericksburg.
Check out our Visitor Center video
Below is a link to the introductory video we have been showing in our Visitor Center (it's now on YouTube too!).

EDA backs Sounds of Summer series

The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority on Monday approved a $10,000 sponsorship grant for the Fredericksburg Area Museum's popular Sounds of Summer concert series in Market Square. The series is scheduled to kick off in early June.
Property of the Week: 1475 Carl D. Silver Pkwy. -- Central Park

1,600 s.f. available. Well-located retail center off Route 3 & I-95. 30 parking spaces. High traffic counts on main thoroughfare in Central Park. Property is located within the largest power center on the East Coast. Currently there are endless amenities and more than 160 stores within the center.
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |

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