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Prince William County Department of Economic Development
Email: gperson@pwcgov.org | Phone: 703.792.5500

  • Prince William County Department of Economic Development Executive Director, Jeff Kaczmarek to retire January 2019

    Prince William County Department of Economic Development Executive Director, Jeff Kaczmarek to retire January 2019

    November 8, 2018 – Prince William County, Va. – Prince William County Department of Economic Development, Executive Director, Jeff Kaczmarek will retire effective January 1, 2019.  An interim director will be named in the coming weeks.

    Kaczmarek is looking forward to spending time with his family in Tucson, Arizona and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and travelling with his wife.  He will eventually establish a consulting practice to continue his passion for economic development.
    During his six-year tenure with Prince William County, the Department has assisted in projects totaling over 4,000 jobs and over $5billion in private capital investment.  Kaczmarek has been heavily involved in the recent flurry of projects in Innovation Park including recent plans for a Town Center and an expanded partnership with George Mason University’s adjacent Science & Technology Campus.
     

    “Prince William County’s transformation is happening in front of our eyes,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County, Department of Economic Development.  “Today, it is a growth engine for businesses and our economy.  This transformation has occurred with the tremendous strength of community – from County leaders and partners, educational and business influencers and one of the best economic development teams in the nation.  It has been a great privilege.”
     

    Kaczmarek has over 30 years of experience in Economic Development having led a variety of agencies and departments in economic development activities.  Prior to joining Prince William County, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC) in Missouri.  During his six-year tenure, KCEDC was significantly involved in over 100 business projects that resulted in $1.6 billion in private investment and the creation and retention of over 11,000 jobs.  Additionally, KCEDC provided substantial assistance to more than 30 development/ redevelopment projects, resulting in more than $2 billion in private investment.
     

    Prior to this, Kaczmarek served as Senior Vice President, Business Services & Community Development for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) where he was responsible for MEDC’s local community assistance, infrastructure financing, small business assistance, economic development job training and export promotion programs.  Before that, he had a long career with Oakland County, Michigan, which culminated in his position as Director of Community & Economic Development. 

     

     

     

     

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

    • Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles.
    • Prince William County’s favorable blend of large land parcels, multi-use zoned sites, incentives, reliable power and ample fiber optic availability coupled with the lowest programmable computer taxes in the region, make it an ideal location for businesses seeking a location in the Mid-Atlantic region. 
    • 75% of Northern Virginia’s 1.5 million workers live within a 30-minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour.
    • Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly skilled, culturally diverse labor; 42% of the workforce has 4-year degrees.
    • Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P)