The county also plans to market the industrial park.
While the expansion plan is just starting, the county's greater development plan seeks to recruit a wide range of industries.
Those include food, pharmaceuticals, financial services, nanotechnology, medical labs and transportation.
David said new business is necessary given the county's quickly expanding population and a need to diversify the tax base.
Deputy County Administrator Theresa O'Quinn said staffers are working with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance to help market the locality.
In addition, staffers provide information on infrastructure, real estate, tax rates and other services that may attract business owners when they come calling.
"When somebody calls and it's a major prospect I drop what I'm doing to help them," O'Quinn said.
O'Quinn said the county's new Web site, which is still under design, will have an economic development component offering similar information.
Here's another interesting quote from the Journal in Aug 07 that mentions the high tech jobs the county is hoping to diversify to, not that any of them belong in an industrial park!
BTW the journal's search engine is lousy, you need to use google or my favorite, dogpile.com which combines a bunch of search engines together.
SO my point still stands, I think the industrial park is fine, I don't see it as a major sucess story, but like Machbuster, any new jobs in the county will help...
but the county is doing too much land buying behind closed doors, rezoning land it wants too, while thumbing its nose at any private citizens trying to do the same. I also think the industrial park and a technology park should be separate, people don't realize the usefullness of the internet cable lines that run down 301 that would supply great connections to high tech businesses and the like. they don't need rail lines and "cheap" power from the power plant like the amristeel plant does.