Grow Your Business

Existing Businesses Account for Over 80% of the Nation's Business Growth

This trend is certainly evident in James City County, where the long-term success of our existing businesses is a top priority. The James City County Office of Economic Development has an established business retention and expansion strategy designed to work directly with existing businesses, creating an environment for their continued success.
Our business support efforts include highly successful customized programs to match needs with resources. Programs include Manufacturing Day, a partnership with Williamsburg-James City County Schools, and ChefsGo1.0, developed cooperatively with local chefs and Thomas Nelson Community College.

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.

Home-Based-Business-Conference-Flyer-10072022 Opens in new windowJames 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.

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.
  1. Incentives
  2. Customized Programs
Incentives are available for both new and existing businesses and can be customized depending on your particular needs. Our office helps you maximize every investment, with incentives for real estate, machinery and tools and business personal property.

Learn more about the incentives available for your business.