Distribution + Logistics
The Greater Fredericksburg Region is home to a thriving Distribution & Logistics sector that is supported by our excellent location and transportation infrastructure. Being located midway between our nation’s capital and state capital, the region provides distribution and logistics companies access to serve major markets in the mid-atlantic. With a reliable workforce and lower cost of doing business, the Fredericksburg Region is the ideal location for distribution and logistics companies to serve their customers and remain highly competitive.
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Workforce Training Programs
University of Mary Washington
University of Mary Washington awards approximately 1,300 graduates each year with 200 being either a Master’s or Advanced Certification. Organizations who are in need of a customized educational solution with a four-year institution can partner with the University of Mary Washington division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS). CPS will work to assess the needs of the organization, design a curriculum, and implement the customized program to address your workforce needs.
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College offers credited and non-credit courses as well a highly effective apprenticeship and credential program through the Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology (FredCat). FredCat is designed to meet the needs of high demand fields in our evolving economy and focuses on hands-on training to support the region’s existing and new businesses.
Sector Workforce Training Programs:
- Asphalt Technician
- Industrial Maintenance
Training and Credentials
- Core Craft Skills
- Industrial Maintenance
- OSHA 10* & 30
- Section EPA 608
- Basic Motor controls
- Lean Six Sigma
- Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs)
*Germanna Community College can create any training program to address the needs of your business
- Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant – Discretionary performance incentive, designed to assist and encourage companies to invest and create new employment opportunities.
- Virginia Jobs Investment Program – Discretionary reduces the human resource development costs of new and expanding companies.
- Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund – Discretionary financial incentive established to support projects that create new jobs and investment in accordance with certain criteria established by state legislation.
- Recyclable Materials Processing Equipment Tax Credit – Discretionary income tax credit is available to manufacturers for the purchase of certified machinery and equipment used for processing
recyclable materials in taxable years beginning before January 1, 2020.
- Technology Zones – Qualified businesses locating or expanding operations in a zone may receive local permit and user fee waivers, local tax incentives, special zoning treatment, or exemption from ordinances.
Recent Success Stories
In 2014, Lidl, the European discount grocery chain announced its plans to build a 900,000 square foot regional distribution center. The project is expected to cost $125 million and will be located on 82 acres, the company is expected to create 200 jobs.
In 2015, Harris Teeter, announced that the company will build a 1.5 million-square-foot center on about 190 acres. The project is expected to cost $200 million when fully built out, the distribution center is expected to employ 400 people.