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CONTACT: Ginny Person Communications, Marketing & Research Manager Prince William County Department of Economic Development Email: gperson@pwcgov.org | Phone: 703.792.5500

SBA Names Prince William County Business Executive, Corliss Udoema Virginia Small Business Person of the Year, and National Small Business Person of the Year Runner-up

May 18, 2017 – Prince William County, Va. –  Prince William County congratulates Corliss Udoema, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Contract Solutions Inc. on being named the 2017 Virginia Small Business Person of the Year and finalist of the National Small Business Person of the Year, by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Ms. Udoema was one of fifty-four winners from across the U.S. and its territories, representing some 28 million small businesses.

The contest recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year, the SBA stated in a Media Advisory.

“Our heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Udoema on this milestone achievement!” said Jeffrey Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development.  “National and statewide recognition is only fitting of Ms. Udoema, who is an exemplary business leader and strong advocate for the advancement of small business and philanthropic causes.”

Most recently, CSI was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top thirty staffing companies in the Washington D.C Metro area and was awarded a $40 million Department of Treasury contract in 2016.

After a successful 32-year career with the federal government, Ms. Udoema founded Contract Solutions, Inc. (CSI) in 2006 and has grown CSI from a one-person company operating from her kitchen table to a multi-million-dollar business.  She is also founder and President of Agape Love in Action (ALIA), a non-profit organization which she established to assist those in need.  In addition, Udoema is a small business SCORE counselor, providing business mentoring to other entrepreneurs.

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About CSI

Contract Solutions, Inc. (CSI) is a staffing and consulting company providing professional support services to federal and state government agencies, and private sector clients.  CSI’s primary areas of focus include: administrative, business, logistics, acquisition, human resources, training, and general management consulting support and services.   For more information visit: www.contractsolutions-inc.com

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).

 

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The Prince William County Department of Economic Development offers services to support and promote existing business expansion and attract new businesses to PWC. For more information, the Department of Economic Development can be reached via email at econdev@pwcgov.org, via phone at (703) 792-5500, or via fax at (703) 792-5502.