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Existing Businesses Account for Over 80% of the Nation's Business Growth
Incentives for established businesses include a dedicated tourism zone and Foreign Trade Zone, plus real estate, tool and machinery and business personal property packages designed to meet our clients needs.
James City County also partners with neighboring localities to offer workshops and conferences to home-based businesses. Conference sessions and specialty breakout tracks focus on topics relevant to all stages and types of home-based businesses, including traditional, franchise, and direct and network marketing. More information about the upcoming conference can be found here.
Catesby Jones, Founder of Peace Frogs, speaks at a Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange (TrEE) event about growing his business from humble origins operating out of his college dorm room
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Manufacturing Day at Anheuser-Busch
Students and WJCC school officials tour Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg brewery for lessons in chemistry, logistics, quality control, production and packaging.
Manufacturing Day at Printpack
Students and school officials from WJCC Schools tour Printpack to learn how barrier plastic keeps food shelf stable.
Manufacturing Day at Walmart Distribution Center
Students learn how inventory is processed from the Port of Virginia through local Walmart Import Distribution Center to 800 Walmart retail locations in the Eastern U.S.
Manufacturing Day at Ball Metal
Students and teachers from WJCC schools tour Ball Corporation to see how 8 million aluminum cans are made each day in James City County.
Manufacturing Day at Coresix Precision Glass
Students and teachers tour Coresix Precision Glass to see glass manufactured for applications in high tech products, such as control panels and electronic devices.
Manufacturing Day at Owens-Illinois Glass Bottle Plant
Students and teachers from WJCC Schools tour Owens-Illinois to see how 19 million glass bottles per day are manufactured in James City County.
James City County companies have invested more than $45 million in local expansions since 2010
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. 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.
– Jim Stevenson, Printpack, Inc.
Learn more about the incentives available for your business.
- Manufacturing Day highlights manufacturing companies in the County and introduces students and educators to real-world applications for many of their classroom subjects. Expanding every year, the annual 1-day event has hosted over 300 students in 7 of the County’s major employers, exposing students to career pathways and local employment opportunities and highlighting the fine companies that call James City County home!
- ChefsGo1.0 is a new curriculum created in partnership with local chefs and the Historic Triangle campus of Thomas Nelson Community College. This innovative program will introduce students to culinary careers and place them under the mentorship of a local chef in preparation for future employment or additional culinary training.