February 06, 2017
– 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.
January 17, 2017
- 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.
January 10, 2017
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.
December 02, 2016
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.
December 01, 2016
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.
October 19, 2016
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.
September 28, 2016
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
August 25, 2016
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.
June 09, 2016
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.
May 31, 2016
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.
May 11, 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.
April 22, 2016
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.
February 10, 2016
Spring 2016 marks the beginning of some dramatic and exciting changes to the Downtown Riverfront area.
February 03, 2016
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.
January 20, 2016
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.