Office of Economic Development

July 2019

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High Threat Concealment Graduates VALET Program

High Threat Concealment has graduated from the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. This program, created by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established their domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy. Continue reading

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Kidz N Art Opens in New Town Williamsburg

Kidz N Art has opened at 4345 New Town Avenue, Suite 107B. Kidz N Art is a dynamic children’s art studio owned by Shaunda Armstrong. Kidz N Art will provide a space for children to create and innovate with open studio time, planned sessions and special events. Continue reading

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Pawpular Pets Dog Grooming Opens on Strawberry Plains Road

Pawpular Pets Dog Grooming has opened at 3715 Strawberry Plains Road, Suite 4. Pawpular Pets Dog Grooming is owned by Brandi Torres. Torres has 12 years of experience as a dog groomer. Continue reading


We are excited and honored to be among the Virginia recipients of grants awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Brownfield Assessments. Of the $3.3 million dollars awarded to Virginia localities, the Greater Williamsburg Partnership was awarded $600,000 to encourage redevelopment in the Greater Williamsburg area.
Pictured here: Felecia Fred (EPA), Yuri Adams (Yes Williamsburg Economic Development), Jeffrey A. Steers (Virginia Department of Environmental Quality), Michele Mixner DeWitt (City of Williamsburg Economic Development), Chris Johnson (James City County Economic Development), Gianna Rosati (EPA)

Pictured: Felecia Fred (EPA), Yuri Adams (City of Williamsburg), Jeffrey A. Steers (Virginia Department of Environmental Quality), Michele Mixner DeWitt (City of Williamsburg Economic Development), Christopher Johnson (James City County), Gianna Rosati (EPA)


Survey on Virginia's Role in the Innovation Economy

Innovation in Virginia is important for entrepreneurship and economic development. Take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the Commonwealth's role in the innovation economy by taking the survey on Virginia's Role in the Innovation Economy.

Aug. 14 Lunch & Learn Series at Legacy Hall

WORKING FROM HOME & MAKING IT WORK featuring Zee Worstell of Cumuli Learning Platforms. Worstell will provide tips and tricks on how to work from home successfully. She has been a home-based entrepreneur since 2005. This event is free and includes a featured speaker, Q&A and networking. Please RSVP to econdev@yorkcounty.gov or by calling 757-890-3317. More information on our website or on Facebook

Home-Based Business 2019 Lunch & Learn Series

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