Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Terrence L. Nyhous, Chairman, Center District Supervisor

April 8, 2010

Staff Lead:


Talmage Reeves, Director

Economic Development


A Work Session to Consider a Letter of Interest in Support of Establishing a U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zone Status for Fauquier County

Topic Description:

Michael O’Beirne, Project Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Global Trade Consortium, and Anita Kaiser, Director, Washington Airports Task Force, will make a presentation to the Board of Supervisors regarding establishing a Foreign Trade Zone status for Fauquier County.

Beights Corporation requests a Letter of Interest (LOI) from the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors in support of U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status for the 17/66 Business Park in Marshall and the Mill Run Business Park in New Baltimore. The two business parks are owned and operated by Beights Corporation.  

Should designation be granted, the two business parks will become part of a General Purpose Zone, Foreign Trade Zone No. 137, Washington Dulles International Airport.  The letter of support will be submitted to Mr. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Director of the Foreign Trade Zone Board. 

The Letter of Support does not guarrantee approval of the FTZ status. It is, however, necessary for the formal application process to be initiated for designation. A Letter of Support is attached for Board consideration.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct the work session.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

There is no financial impact.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Fauquier County Commissioner of Revenue
Fauquier County Department of Economic Development
U.S. Department of Commerce
Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce


1.                  Background information

2.                  Draft Letter of Interest

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