Success Stories

"We strongly recommend James City County as a place in which to do business and the tremendous quality of life in James City County is an added bonus."

Dennis Lutz, Ball Corp. Administrative Manager

"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 James City County 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, Go Ape USA Managing Director

"Greystone has been manufacturing in James City County for the last 20 years. During this time our round-the-clock operation has experienced reliable utility service, critical to our success. We have also received excellent support and assistance from all County departments, and County staff has been easy to work with and very helpful. As a place to live, our managers and employees find this to be an extremely culture- and entertainment-rich area. The College of William & Mary, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens, mountain trails, and a new ropes course provide fantastic recreation, with something fun to do every weekend." 

Leif Walther, Greystone

"It has been a pleasure working closely with the Economic Development, Planning, and Building Safety and Permit offices over more than a decade. Their dedicated staff has always worked diligently to uphold our community’s high standards while helping support and develop local business in the community."

Derek Robertson, Leebcor Partner

"Printpack has been doing business in James City County since 1984. This has been a great place for us to grow our business from a small R&D startup facility to a world leader in our market. We have been able to build an excellent and committed workforce with the talent available in the county and neighboring areas. Our associates enjoy the high quality of life that is available here, where we have the benefit of a relatively small community with easy access to larger metropolitan areas. A large portion of our business in international and proximity to world class shipping facilities and competitive freight rates are important to us. James City County has been good to Printpack, and we intend to continue to operate a profitable business here for a long time.”

Jim Stevenson, Printpack

"As an entrepreneur who has started several businesses in James City County over the past 15 years, I have been very pleased with the responsiveness and professionalism of the County staff. Whether it was assisting in the build out of new construction or helping us identify grant opportunities to help expand our business, the staff at the County has been there to help. I am confident that we are headed in a positive direction that should serve James City County for years to come." 

Tim Harris, Tienda Inc. CEO

"We have found James City County to be a great place to do business for a number of reasons including its talented, dedicated and skilled workforce. Walmart places high value on our employees at all levels within our organization and the existence of a strong labor pool greatly benefits our corporation and the community as a whole." 

Jana Yancey, Walmart Distribution Center Human Resources