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  1. Owens-Illinois receives 2015 Captain John Smith Award

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    The James City County Board of Supervisors and Economic Development Authority recently recognized Owens-Illinois as this year’s recipient of the Captain John Smith Award during the 22nd Annual Celebration of Business. This award is presented each year by the County’s economic development team to a business, organization or individual for...

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Virginia began as a business venture on the shores of the James River more than 400 years ago, and James City County continues to attract innovators today. Modern day founders discover a lifestyle and business climate in which they can prosper.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur launching a new venture or an international Fortune 500 company looking to relocate or expand, you’ll find a professional business climate here that is full of resources and opportunities.


“Since 2002, Go Ape has developed public private partnerships with 10 public sector entities. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the James City County Administrator, Board of Supervisors and JCC Parks & Rec Department. From the project concept phase, all the way through our business’s opening at Freedom Park, Go Ape has been extremely impressed with the professionalism and diligence of all James City County officials who we have worked with. James City County’s ability to move expeditiously and provide a clear understanding as to what tasks needed to be accomplished in order to comply with government processes, contributed to the successful opening of our first business in the state of Virginia.”

Dan D'Agostino - USA Managing DirectorGoApe!

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