Office of Economic Development

August 2019

New Opportunity for County Businesses

New Opportunity for County Businesses

We are pleased to announce a new initiative to feature County-based businesses in its communications and outreach. Businesses located in James City County are invited to complete an online survey. Submissions will be used to curate content for Economic Development social media pages and other electronic communications. Continue reading

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

The Drying Co./ThermalTec Named to Top 50 Walls and Ceilings Contractors List

The Drying Co./ThermalTec has been named one of the top 50 walls and ceilings contractors in the nation by Walls & Ceilings magazine. The top 50 were compiled, reviewed and decided as the best and most ambitious insulation contractors in the country. The Drying Co./ThermalTec was one of three Virginia businesses selected to the list. Continue reading

Start Peninsula logo

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its 8th annual event. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus. James City County is proud to be a sponsor of Start Peninsula. Continue reading

UNC Training

Christopher Johnson, Director of Economic Development, attended a four-day introductory course designed for economic development professionals employed by public, nonprofit and private organizations and individuals new to the field at UNC-Chapel Hill. The course is a comprehensive educational experience that integrates theoretical and practical perspectives and provides participants with the foundation needed to organize, plan and implement economic development programs. 

Featured Businesses: August

Alewerks Brewing Company
Billsburg Brewery
Fox Wire Farm Alpacas

SCORE Workshop: Human Resources for Small Businesses

On Saturday, Sept. 21, SCORE Williamsburg will host a workshop on human resources. This workshop will provide an overview of various HR topics including recruiting, legal compliance, performance management, succession planning and employee engagement. Registration is required, cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door..
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