The Gloucester County Department of Economic Development is committed to helping you succeed, whether you’re considering opening a new business here or thinking of expanding your existing business Gloucester County offer’s a desirable combination of a low cost of living, high quality of life, a labor force that is unsurpassed, top quality education, and affordable housing opportunities. In addition, the staff of the Gloucester County Department of Economic Development work hard to bring these benefits to new and existing businesses.
FY17 Small Business Grants
Gloucester County offers 5 Small Business Grants. Read more here.
Facade & Interior Grants
The Main Street Peservation Trust offers grants to help qualified small businesses to offset costs of facade & interior improvements. The program supports Main Street businesses & property owners. It is an annually funded matching grant. Application deadlines are typically in March.
For guidelines visit gloucestervillage.com/grants.
Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)
USDA offers grants to help support technical assistance & training leading to development or expansion of small private businesses in rural areas. Funding ranges from $10,000 to $500,000 with applications excepted on a continous basis.
For more information visit rd.usda.gov.
Small Business Jobs Grant Fund (SBJGF)
The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Provides funding to offset costs of hiring 5 or more new employees. Funding ranges from $500 to $2,000 and is issued 90 days after employees placed on payroll. There is no application deadline.
Contact Duc Truong at 804.786.1648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Existing Business Program
The Department of Economic Development has an Existing Business Program to serve the needs of our business community. The overall goal of our program is to enhance communication, to facilitate access to resources and related services and to remain the liaison between local government and the business community.
The commonwealth of Virginia and a number of private organizations offer many opportunities for new businesses to receive counseling, technical assistance, training support and more.
For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Economic Development Office at 804-693-1414.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gloucester County Economic Development
6489 Main Street
Gloucester, Virginia 23061