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Welcome to Waynesboro, Virginia

Waynesboro is strategically located in the I81 corridor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The city has a growing population of 21,000 amidst a labor pool of over 250,000 and is adjacent to 2 interstate highways, 3 railroads, 4 by-ways, and 5 airports allowing for easy and efficient connection to the world. The City is surrounded by 13 colleges and universities, has a strong heritage of manufacturing excellence, and is quickly becoming a regional retail center and tourism hub.

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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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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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June 30, 2015

BOOST Tourism Grants Awarded by City of Waynesboro

City Invests in Marketing Activities to Drive Visitation
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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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Business Testimonials

PGI Expands
"The collaborative spirit we saw here in Virginia tipped the balance in your favor," PGI former CEO Ronee Hagen said of the recent $65 million expansion.  

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