Our Community and Economic Development Department realizes that existing business play a vital role in our local economy and also work to attract new businesses to our community. The health of our local employers is key to the county’s economic strength and when local business flourishes, the entire community reaps the benefits.

As part of the County’s BRE efforts, the Economic Development Department has established an active business visitation initiative to focus on face-to-face interviews with executives of our local businesses.

Our goal is to understand your needs, address your immediate concerns and work with you to strategize in solving any barriers to your business success related to:

  • Expansion of your site or facilities
  • Grants, incentives and other forms of financial assistance
  • Business planning
  • Employee training
  • Networking
  • International trade opportunities

To schedule a time to discuss your business, any expansion plans, County related issues or to learn more, please contact Jason Smith, Community and Economic Development Director, by calling (434) 591-1910 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..