International Gourmet Foods, Inc. will move its headquarters from Fairfax County to Prince William County.
he Prince William Board of County Supervisors announced International Gourmet Foods, Inc. will invest $15.6 million to establish new 130,000 square-foot headquarters at 13405 Telegraph Road in Woodbridge, next to the Horner Road commuter lot — the largest commuter lot in Virginia.
The new facility will house 170 jobs, and service the company’s customers in the Washington, D.C. region, and as far away as North Carolina.
The firm received economic incentives in the amount of $250,000 from The Prince William Board of County Supervisors, and from the county’s Industrial Development Authority for a total of a half-million dollars.
The area on Telegraph Road where the warehouse will be built will require $350,000 in retaining walls in order to build the faculty, due to the steep topography of the area.
While the company prepares to relocate, transportation crews are about to ramp up a project to extend Summit School Road, which will connect the Horner Road lot with Minnieville Road at the Sentara Lake Ridge medical center.
“I am delighted to see International Gourmet Foods bring their headquarters to Prince William County,” said Christina Winn, executive director of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development. “This investment really highlights Prince William County’s strategic location and competitiveness in the Greater Washington metropolitan area.”
“Prince William County has welcomed us in ways that have enabled us not just to build our dream facility but invest in and grow our workforce,” said Christine DiBenigno, president of International Gourmet Foods, Inc. “This location provides proximity to our primary market, the DC Metropolitan area, and access to the I-95 corridor, which is essential to reaching a customer base that extends from the West Virginia border to Charleston, South Carolina. Prince William County is helping us invest in our future.”
The Board of County Supervisors approved a $250,000 grant from the Economic Development Fund Opportunity fund to assist with the development of the facility, according to Johnson. Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chair Ann Wheeler noted this project meets several of the Robust Economy goals of the County’s Strategic Plan.
The project is expected to generate an estimated $1.5 million in new property taxes to Prince William County over the next 11 years, representing a 583% return on investment to the county, according to county officials.