VEDP Quarterly/Annual Report for
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(Total Announcements: 41,   Total Investment: $515MM,   Total New Jobs: 4,040)      (VEDP-Assisted Announcements: 16,   Investment: $415MM,   New Jobs: 3,346)
Company Name Location Business
New Jobs Investment
*Anheuser-Busch InBev James City County Brewery adding new production equipment June 2017 E 41 17.00 YES
*Ferguson Enterprises Newport News Largest U.S. plumbing wholesaler June 2017 E 434 82.80 YES
QED Systems Virginia Beach HQ; national engineering and IT services May 2017 E 10 1.00 NO
DAO Group Virginia Beach Full service computer systems company April 2017 E 25 1.00 NO
*Global Technical Systems Virginia Beach HQ; Manufacturer of electro-mechanical batteries April 2017 E 21 4.10 NO
Loan Care LLC Virginia Beach Corp HQ; consumer loan processing April 2017 E 100 0.10 NO
Fairlead Boatworks Newport News Ship building and repairing April 2017 E 25 1.50 NO
Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH Hampton Grocery store training facility March 2017 E 10 0.26 NO
*Atlantic Core Building Products Chesapeake Manufacturer of steel commercial construction materials March 2017 N 50 3.00 YES
*Allfirst LLC Suffolk HQ; Industrial contractor and metal fabricator March 2017 E 27 0.13 YES
*Atarfil SL Suffolk Manufacturer of thermoplastic geomembranes March 2017 N 15 5.14 YES
STIHL Virginia Beach NA HQ; Manufacturer of power tools February 2017 E 0 2.78 NO
U-Play Virginia Beach Manufacturer of wet wipes, incontinence pads, and puppy training pads February 2017 N 38 4.90 NO
Ace Hardware Corp. Suffolk Import redistribution center for East Coast stores February 2017 E 15 10.40 NO
Divaris Virginia Beach HQ; East Coast commerical real estate development and services February 2017 E 17 0.47 NO
Matbock Origins, LLC Virginia Beach Manufacturer of military grade clothing and gear January 2017 E 5 0.66 NO
Stock Design and Machine, Inc. Virginia Beach Full service CNC machine shop January 2017 E 0 0.97 NO
*Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, LLC Virginia Beach Hq; Mortgage lender December 2016 E 120 1.00 YES
*Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. Suffolk Food and beverage industry manufacturer December 2016 N 135 58.80 YES
*Maximus, Inc. Hampton Customer support center November 2016 N 189 1.88 YES
*CIRS Inc. Norfolk Headquarters, production, fabrication, and distribution center for biomedical manufacturer October 2016 E 15 5.30 NO
Endurance IT Services Virginia Beach Headquarters for IT services company October 2016 E 62 0.05 NO
*ST Tissue, LLC Isle of Wight County Manufacturer of tissue, towel, and napkin products from recycled materials September 2016 E 50 35.00 YES
*ADP Norfolk Back office operations September 2016 E 400 0.00 NO
Architectural Graphics Inc. Virginia Beach Interior and exterior sign manufacturing September 2016 E 45 0.75 NO
Sunrise Global Marketing Virginia Beach Lawn, garden, and power tool distribution September 2016 N 25 0.23 NO
Anchor Innovation, Inc. Virginia Beach Marine maintenance and consulting services for the U.S. Government and service organizations September 2016 E 15 0.83 NO
Young Veteran's Brewing Company Virginia Beach Brewery September 2016 E 5 0.70 NO
Acent Laboratories Hampton Aerospace Research September 2016 E 6 0.36 NO
Atlantic Red Crab Co. Hampton Crabbing and Packing Operation August 2016 N 4 0.30 NO
Bay Rivers Industrial James City County Metal fabrication August 2016 E 19 0.88 NO
*Newport News Industrial Corp. (NNI) Newport News Steel fabrication for nuclear power plants August 2016 N 125 20.00 NO
Point One USA LLC Virginia Beach Training for military and law enforcement professionals August 2016 E 6 1.05 NO
*Dollar Tree, Inc. Chesapeake Headquarters for Fortune 200 discount retail company August 2016 E 600 110.00 YES
Billsburg Brewery James City County Craft brewery July 2016 N 1 1.40 NO
Taste Virginia Beach Headquarters and warehouse for specialty food retailer July 2016 E 8 4.10 NO
BN Media Associates, LLC Virginia Beach Headquarters for online media and retail company July 2016 E 15 0.54 NO
Hill Investment Group, LLC Virginia Beach Corporate headquarters July 2016 E 30 1.40 NO
Dominion Energy Isle of Wight County Solar farm July 2016 N 0 44.20 NO
*Microsoft Corp. Virginia Beach Subsea fiber optic cable and data center July 2016 N 9 10.00 NO
*SANJO Corte Fino Virginia Beach Produces components with fineblanking and heat treatment processes, and performs final machining. July 2016 N 85 17.50 YES
*VEDP Assisted.
**In certain circumstances, a new or expanding company will request that these details not be publicized.  In those cases, their announcements will not appear in this Quarterly Report.  The resulting employment and investment totals will, however, appear in cumulative, statewide figures published by VEDP.

Marketing Activities

Prospect Visits
A total of 44 prospect visits were conducted with 18 different prospects. During a prospect visit, VEDP business development specialists accompany prospects to meet face-to-face with local officials. These prospects are companies actively pursuing expansions or new facilities and considering locations in Virginia as well as other states. The prospect has conveyed to VEDP the details of its requirements (e.g.‚Ķtransportation infrastructure, workforce). In addition, it has quantified the capital investment and employment involved in the project.

Non-Prospect Community Visits
A total of 268 in-community visits were conducted by 33 different VEDP research and business development specialists. The purpose of these visits is to ensure VEDP understands each community‚Äôs unique opportunities and assets as related to economic development. In addition, it allows VEDP staff to build relationships with local officials and community leaders which can be instrumental in helping to close future deals.

Localities Recommended to Prospects
VEDP staff recommended to 18 different prospects, through location proposals and other means, that they consider a locality in this PDC to target their investment. In this process, the VEDP staff member points out specific opportunities and assets available in the locality and how these are well suited to the project based on the requirements.

International Trade

Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program
The VALET Program assists companies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia expand their international sales. This two-year program combines capital resources from the state and professional services from private-sector partners to accelerate international marketing for 25 companies per year.

Current VALET Participants:
   Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, LLC
   Axis Global Enterprises Inc.
   Cape Henry Associates, Inc.
   DESMI Inc.
   Frontier Technology, Inc.
   High Threat Concealment
   Instant Systems Inc.
   International Flooring & Protective Coatings, Inc. (IFPC)
   Sumitomo Machinery Corporation
   Tek Fusion Global, Inc.

Past VALET Graduates:
   Air Systems International, Inc.
   Alliance Solutions Group Inc.
   Bauer Compressors, Inc.
   Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.
   BOSH Global Services
   Burlington Medical Supplies, Inc.
   Catalina Cylinders - Cliff Impact Division
   Catalytic Generators, Inc.
   Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence
   Command Post Technologies, Inc.
   DACS, Inc.
   Delta-T Corporation
   Dr. Lucy's
   DRS C3 & Aviation Company
   Dynamic Towing Equipment and Manufacturing
   Franklin Equipment Company
   G2 Ops, Inc.
   Global Sales, Inc.
   Grandwatt Electric Corp
   Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company
   ITA International, LLC
   KITCO Fiber Optics
   Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
   Morphix Technologies
   Paramount Sleep
   Parker Systems, Inc.
   Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc.
   Prevailance, Inc.
   Printpack, Inc., Rampart Packaging Division
   Registrar Corp
   Regulus Global
   Remarque Manufacturing Corporation
   RMGS, Inc.
   Rockwell Collins
   SimIS, Inc.
   Solo, Inc.
   Sorbilite, Inc.
   SteelMaster Buildings LLC
   Teledyne Industries/Hastings Instruments
   Turner Strategic Technologies (TST)
   Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC
   Vitex Packaging
   WESCO Marine Engineering
   WR Systems, Ltd.