Office of Economic Development

September 2019

Tourism Revenue Grew in 2018

Tourism Revenue Grew in 2018

Tourism revenue for James City County reached $442 million in 2018, a 2.3% increase over 2017. Local tourism-related taxes were $19.1 million, a 7.1% increase over 2017. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation from U.S. Travel Association and is based on domestic visitor spending (travelers from within the United States) from trips taken 50 miles or more away from home. Continue reading

Kristi's in the Burg

Kristi’s in the Burg Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Kristi’s in the Burg celebrated their anniversary of being open with a ribbon cutting. Kristi’s in the Burg is a bakery and sweets shop located at 5242 Olde Towne Road, Suite 10. Kristi’s in the Burg is owned by Kristi Seff. Continue reading

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg Launches E-Commerce

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg (Sweethaven) is pleased to announce they have launched e-commerce for their small batch, all-natural lavender products. A variety of Sweethaven skincare, culinary and lavender products including small or large dried bouquets are now available for purchase online. Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect Events Return in Preparation for Start Peninsula

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Pitch Perfect events will return in preparation for the November event. Pitch Perfect events provide training on how to effectively pitch your idea in 90 seconds while including the necessary elements and delivering your pitch with confidence. Continue reading

Manufacturing Day

What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is an initiative of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence designed to provide high school outreach to foster an interest in manufacturing careers. MFG Day helps show the reality of modern advanced technology and manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies to open their doors for students, teachers and community leaders to see careers available in a community. Continue reading

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