Business Assistance & Resources

Business Services

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 offers a desirable combination of 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.

Fiscal Year 2020 Program Description and Application

Gloucester County EDA offers the following business grants:

  • Property Improvment
  • Facade Improvement
  • Advertising
  • Website Design

Facade & Interior Grants

The Main Street Peservation Trust offers grants to help qualified small businesses to offset costs of facade and interior improvements. The program supports Main Street businesses and property owners. It is an annually funded matching grant. Application deadlines are typically in March.
For guidelines visit the Gloucester Village Grants.

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)

USDA offers grants to help support technical assistance and 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 continuous basis.
For more information visit the USDA website.

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 email Duc Truong 

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.

Business Resources

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.

More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Economic Development Office at 804-693-1414.