April 17, 2017

Downtown Co-Working Site Launches in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO – Downtown Waynesboro has many amenities for new and emerging entrepreneurs, but this month it celebrates a new milestone: a free co-working space with Wi-Fi, shared printing equipment, a reservable conference room for meetings, and more. 

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April 14, 2017

Grow Waynesboro Announces Start-Up Grant Awards

WAYNESBORO, VA- Grow Waynesboro is pleased to announce the final grant awards for four new local businesses, helping them to create jobs and build a culture of entrepreneurship in Waynesboro. This marks the second year of the Grow Waynesboro initiative, which was made possible by a generous Community Business Launch Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

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April 10, 2017

Grow Waynesboro to Award $51,000 in Small Business Grants

WAYNESBORO – This April, the City of Waynesboro’s Small Business Development initiative, Grow Waynesboro, will award $51,000 in grants for start-up businesses in Waynesboro. The awards will be announced at a celebration and presentation symposium, dubbed Pitch Night, on April 13th at 7:00pm at Basic City Beer Co in Waynesboro.

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February 06, 2017

From Start-Up Grants to Public Acclaim

WAYNESBORO – This winter in Waynesboro, local entrepreneurs working to launch new businesses in 2017 are beginning in-depth training and rigorous preparations for start-up grant awards. Meanwhile, high-profile start-ups from 2016 are already reporting new jobs, significant buildouts, and a growing impact on the local economy.

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January 17, 2017

Tourism Grant Program for Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO VA- Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART) announces the release of the spring grant program applications today, January 17, 2017.  GART, which incorporates tourism efforts from Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro, will focus on businesses operating within those localities.  The program enables up to four grant awards of  $2,500 maximum per grant.

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January 10, 2017

New Coworking Site to Open in Waynesboro

As Grow Waynesboro’s search to find and fund the best new businesses of 2017 intensifies, this local economy initiative is announcing a new attraction for local entrepreneurs: free coworking space in downtown Waynesboro.

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December 02, 2016

Ready, set, grow: $51K up for grabs in startup competition

WAYNESBORO — Entrepreneurs looking to start a small business in Waynesboro next year, take note: You could win up to $25,000 in start-up funding from the city’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism.

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December 01, 2016

Waynesboro Announces $51,000 in Small Business Grants

WAYNESBORO – Local entrepreneurs planning to launch a Waynesboro business in 2017 will now be eligible for $51,000 in start-up grants to be awarded by the City’s small business development initiative, Grow Waynesboro. The most important requirement for prospective entrepreneurs: They must submit a summary of their business idea by January 17, 2017.
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October 19, 2016

Waynesboro Receives $60,000 For Small Business Development

WAYNESBORO – Community Business Launch (CBL) awards were announced this week by Governor McAuliffe, totaling $300,000 for five projects in the Commonwealth.  The City of Waynesboro secured $60,000 in funding for its Grow Waynesboro program, which will provide resources to support the development of local and regional entrepreneurial efforts with the intent to spur new job creation and expansions.

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September 28, 2016

City Recognized by International Economic Development Council

The City of Waynesboro, Virginia received two Silver Excellence in Economic Development Awards in the population less than 25,000 category from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The Council recognized the City for two projects focused on developing small businesses: 
  • Grow Waynesboro Website – Special Purpose Website
  • An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business in Waynesboro, Virginia – Special Purpose Print Brochure

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August 25, 2016

First of Grow Waynesboro Winners Takes Root

The Faded Poppy was one of three winners of Grow Waynesboro’s Start-up Competition this past April and it is the first to open its doors at their new location at 220 Rosser Avenue. 


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June 28, 2016

BOOST Tourism Grants Awarded by the City of Waynesboro

The City of Waynesboro invests annually in tourism-oriented business endeavors, events, and projects through their grant program, “Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST).”  


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June 09, 2016

Business Appreciation Breakfast

In recognition of the statewide Business Appreciation Celebration, the City of Waynesboro Office of Economic Development and Tourism, in cooperation with Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, Augusta County, and the City of Staunton is pleased to announce that the annual Economic Development Business at Breakfast meeting is being offered at no charge to Chamber and non-Chamber members and businesses located in the area.

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May 31, 2016

BOOST Tourism Grant Released by the City of Waynesboro

City businesses and organizations are invited to apply for up to $3,000 to support eligible activities such as fairs, festivals and projects intended to entice visitation as well as the associated marketing, design and printing costs. 
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May 11, 2016

Waynesboro offers the Best of Virginia Living 2016

WAYNESBORO, VA- The results are in, and Waynesboro is ready to celebrate the region’s award-winning attractions, food, events, medical care, and recreational outlets. Bragging rights have been secured again for the best place to catch a movie - Zeus Digital Theaters. The City also boasts the top dermatology practice and orthodontics practice in the Valley.

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April 22, 2016

Grow Waynesboro Announces Start-Up Grant Awards

Grow Waynesboro is pleased to announce the final grant awards for three new local businesses, helping them to create jobs and build a culture of entrepreneurship in Waynesboro.

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February 10, 2016

Downtown Riverfront Improvements to Begin

Spring 2016 marks the beginning of some dramatic and exciting changes to the Downtown Riverfront area. 

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February 03, 2016

Grow Waynesboro Offering GrowthWheel

The City of Waynesboro Economic Development Department’s flagship program, Grow Waynesboro, is partnering with the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center to provide free business training to enrollees in the SBDC’s ten-week GrowthWheel® Workshop Series.

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January 20, 2016

Grow Waynesboro Announces 2016 Business Competition

The City of Waynesboro Economic Development Department is announcing a new flagship program designed to support small business development, called Grow Waynesboro. Focused this year on finding and funding new and robust local businesses, it will award more than $20,000 to select entrepreneurs in the form of grants and training opportunities.

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July 14, 2015

Group Hopes to Revitalize Downtown Waynesboro

The group charged with revitalizing Waynesboro's downtown area is back with a new name and a renewed mission
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July 14, 2015

Waynesboro Celebrates 100 Years of Progress

Cake, photo booths, and music showed evidence of a birthday party Tuesday in Waynesboro. However, this was not an ordinary birthday party- the Waynesboro Public Library celebrated 100 years old on Tuesday.
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March 24, 2015

Waynesboro Recieves $25,000 Grant to Help Businesses

The city of Waynesboro will use a $25,000 state grant to both help startup or existing entrepreneurs, and to digitize a city guide that offers tips on starting a business.
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October 29, 2014

Waynesboro "On the Rise" Among Virginia Cities

Fueled by increases across multiple categories, Waynesboro is growing in critical ways and posting significant gains.
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October 28, 2014

City of Waynesboro, Virginia, Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the IEDC

Waynesboro received aBronze Excellence in Economic Development Award fro its 2014 project in the category of Special Purpose Print Brochure from the International Economic Development Council
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August 13, 2014

BOOST Grant Application Now Available

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro
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May 27, 2014

Waynesboro wrestles with how to renew city's core

Figuring out how to redevelop Waynesboro's downtown industrial sites can be about more about knowledge than incentives.
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April 03, 2014

Augusta Health's Economic Impact Detailed in New Study

A new study of Augusta Health's economic impact says the health system contributed to a total of more than 3,600 jobs in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County and more than $400 million in annual economic output in 2013.
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March 20, 2014

Valley Leaders Focus on Collaboration and Innovation

When McKee Foods was deciding where to add a mini-doughnut line a couple of years ago, a plant in Arkansas had the advantage over one in Stuarts Draft, until the Economic Development officials stepped in
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March 01, 2014

Museum Trustees Vote to Move Ahead on Waynesboro Plan

Trustees for the Virginia Museum of Natural History voted 10-2 Saturday morning to approve developing a master plan for a potential Waynesboro satellite branch.
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February 24, 2014

Polymer Group Inc. Makes Strategic Technology Investment at Waynesboro Facility

Approximately $8 million in investment allows world's largest nonwovens company to use high-end, nanofiber technology for filtration business.
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February 19, 2014

Greater Augusta Regional Tourism to Offer Pilot Grant Program

Opportunities for businesses expand with the launch of a pilot grant program by Greater Augusta Regional Tourism to begin in March.
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January 07, 2014

Polymer Group Inc. Invests $7.4 Million in Research and Development at Waynesboro Facility

Mayor Bruce Allen announces expansion of manufacturing facility
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August 03, 2013

Waynesboro Inn Earns Top Industry Award

Waynesboro's Iris Inn and Cabins was named to the national Select Registry list.
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July 26, 2013

Shenandoah Valley Partnership Holds Annual Meeting

Things are looking up in the valley on the economic front.
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June 28, 2013

Stuarts Draft Manufacturing Program Honored by State

Stuarts Draft's manufacturing engineering technology program was honored as Virginia's top secondary career and technical education program.
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May 30, 2013

Cottonwood Commercial Brokers Make Deal on Historic Virginia Metalcrafters Building

The Historic Metalcrafters Building was sold on May 30th, 2013
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January 25, 2013

Shenandoah Valley Partnership Announces New Database

Known as the Shenandoah Valley Education and Training Database, it will list training and educational programs from Valley colleges, universities, and technical schools
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November 28, 2012

INVISTA Site to Receive $10 Million Upgrade

New natural gas boiler system to improve site's competitiveness 
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October 17, 2012

Delphine Enterprise Management Acquires Mohawk Site, Continues Waynesboro Revitalization

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell lauds Delphine Enterprise Center acquisition as "perfect example" of private sector spurring Virginia jobs
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September 27, 2012

Green Businesses Transform Downtown Waynesboro

Sharing success stories and new funding opportunities for green entrepreneurs 
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August 24, 2012

City of Waynesboro Office of Economic Development Honored at the 2012 SEDC Annual Conference

Best in Class given at Communication Awards Ceremony
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April 13, 2012

Grant Received for Riverfront

Waynesboro will be one of 6 recipients of grant money from American Rivers and the EPA
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March 15, 2012

Waynesboro's PGI Celebrates Accomplishments with Lt. Gov. Bolling

Waynesboro's Polymer Group Inc. celebrated the completion of its new expansion and receiving a safety award
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March 01, 2012

Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Top "Micropolitans" in Virginia

Virginia ranked #5 in the nation
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July 12, 2012

PPI Time Zero Expands to Waynesboro

PPI/Time Zero set to create 50 new jobs in Waynesboro
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