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Posted on: October 11, 2019

New Director Selected to Lead Greater Williamsburg Partnership

Greater Williamsburg Partnership logo

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance - Business Council (GWCTA) is pleased to announce that Voncile “Von” Gilbreath has been selected as its new Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) Director.  After a three-month national searc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Home-Based Business Conference Returns for 2020

Home-Based Business Conference 2020

The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are pleased to announce that the 5th annual Home-Based Business Conference will return on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, located at 600 But...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 4, 2019

WJCC Students Visit County Businesses for Seventh Annual Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day - Students at Owens & Minor Toano

On Thursday, Oct. 3, students from Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC) visited Anheuser-Busch, Ball Corporation, Coresix Precision Glass, Nicewood Enterprises, Owens-Illinois, Owens & Minor and Printpack for Manufacturing Day. Student...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Williamsburg Bazaar Opens at Premium Outlets

Williamsburg Bazaar store sign

James City County is pleased to announce that the Williamsburg Bazaar, located at 5625 Richmond Road #F120, has opened at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. The new store features a variety of vendors, who each lease space. Products include antiques, consu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Warren Haber Jr. Announced as Keynote Speaker for Start Peninsula

Warren Haber Jr. flyer

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Warren Haber Jr. will be the opening keynote speaker for Friday night’s event. Haber has been a venture capitalist and angel investor for over 20 years and he has specialized in software and internet ventures. H...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 27, 2019

2020 ChefsGO 1.0 Program Now Accepting Applications

ChefsGO 1.0 Student

Applications are now being accepted for ChefsGO 1.0, a culinary kickstart program that provides 13 weeks of classroom and hands-on kitchen training, taught by local professional chefs in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC). Labs and le...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 27, 2019

New Director Appointed to Economic Development Authority

EDA logo

The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County is pleased to announce that the Board of Supervisors appointed a new director, Lynn Meredith, to the EDA. Meredith will serve a four-year term.Meredith is the general manager of the Williamsbur...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Pitch Perfect Events Return in Preparation for Start Peninsula

Pitch Perfect logo

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Pitch Perfect events will return in preparation for the November event. Pitch Perfect events provide training on how to effectively pitch your idea in 90 seconds while including the necessary elements and delive...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Kristi’s in the Burg Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Kristi's in the Burg logo

James City County is pleased to announce that Kristi’s in the Burg celebrated their anniversary of being open with a ribbon cutting. Kristi’s in the Burg is a bakery and sweets shop located at 5242 Olde Towne Road, Suite 10. Kristi’s in the Burg is owned ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

Start Peninsula logo

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its 8th annual event to Hampton, VA. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus. Start Peninsu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Opportunity for County Businesses

Be a featured business

Economic Development is pleased to announce a new initiative to feature County-based businesses in its communications and outreach. Businesses located in James City County are invited to complete an online survey. Submissions will be used to curate conten...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 2, 2019

Featured Property: 3000 John Deere Road in Toano, VA

3000 John Deere Road

Property includes 307,184 square feet in a single story industrial facility located on 74.4 acres of land. Property is located in Stonehouse Commerce Park approximately 40 minutes east of the Richmond airport, 45 minutes west of the Port of Virginia. This...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Port Signs New, Long-Term Lease for Virginia International Gateway

Port of Virginia

NORFOLK – Governor Terry R. McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that The Port of Virginia® has signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the...

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