Economic Development 2023: CHRISTINA WINN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GAINESVILLE
Winn, who became Prince William’s economic development head in 2019, is president of the Virginia Economic Developers Association. She came to the county after leading Arlington Economic Development’s Business Investment Group, where she was a key member of the team that landed Amazon.com’s $2.5 billion-plus HQ2 East Coast headquarters.
Last year, Prince William reported more than $1.2 billion in capital investment and more than 1,700 new and retained jobs. Winn’s department also received the Accredited Economic Development Organization designation from the International Economic Development Council. The county has seen enormous growth, particularly with data centers, although residents and some county politicians are pushing to kill the proposed 2,100-acre Digital Gateway complex in rural Gainesville.
Winn serves on the boards of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. She’s also a member of the George Mason University President’s Innovation Advisory Council.
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