Office of Economic Development
Virginia Gourment

Virginia Gourmet Offers Rentable Commercial Kitchen Space, Contract Packaging and Receives Award

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Gourmet is now offering its commercial kitchen for rent at an hourly rate and contract packaging services for those that need their food product approved for commercial production, cooked, packaged, labeled and shipped.  Additionally, Virginia Gourmet recently received a Coastal Virginia Magazine Best Of Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Specialty Food Market” Overall Gold Winner. Virginia Gourmet will be offering a 10% discount on Wednesday, Aug. 1 on all products excluding alcohol. Continue reading

Start Peninsula

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Newport News for Annual Event

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return this November for its seventh annual event. It has been held in different Peninsula localities since 2012 and will take place this year in Newport News. The event will be held Nov. 2-4 at the Applied Research Center, 12050 Jefferson Avenue, across from Jefferson Lab and adjacent to Tech Center. Start Peninsula 2018 is hosted by the City of Newport News, in partnership with the Cities of Hampton, Williamsburg and Poquoson, and the Counties of James City & York. Continue reading


VDOT Seeks Feedback on Skiffes Creek Connector Study

Do you have an opinion on the Skiffes Creek Connector Study? Comments can be submitted through an online survey form through Saturday, July 28.  

Drainage Improvements

Input Needed on Planned Roadway and Drainage Improvements in Toano

James City County is hosting a public meeting to discuss proposed roadway and drainage improvements in Toano. The meeting will be held Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Community Room of Fire Station #1, 3135 Forge Road, Toano. Your input is needed to make sure the right improvements are made in the right places. Come, share your experience and help make this a successful effort. Continue reading

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