Speaking of economic development (see previous post), give Henrico
County credit for thinking differently.
The Henrico County Economic
Development Authority is marketing the county as an alternative,
low-cost location for companies in the Washington region. I’m not sure
the EDA has formulated a winning sales pitch yet, but as long as it
keeps tinkering with the message, it might have a winner.
The county has started contacting people at about 500 companies in
the Washington region. “We’re thinking they may be considering moving
either all or part of their business to a less costly environment,” Gary
McLaren, executive director of the EDA, told the Times-Dispatch.
Companies relocating from the Washington area can save 20% to 40% on
labor, office leases, utilities and taxes, according to a Henrico EDA
brochure quoted by the newspaper. More here.