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Starting your own business can be an exciting venture. The Waynesboro Office of Economic Development has created a detailed road map to help you on your quest. As you embark on this challenging yet rewarding journey of starting your own business in Waynesboro Virginia, we hope you will find this road map a helpful tool. As you will see, there are many stops, considerations, and decisions along the way, but careful evaluation of each step will pay dividends with a successful business.

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New and Small Business Resources

Starting your own business can be an exciting venture.  Check out our new interactive website or print out our detailed road map to help you on your quest.

Need to know more about opportunities for your business in Waynesboro?  Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions here.

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Incentives and Financing

A broad range of incentives and financing options are available for new and expanding businesses, including industrial development bond financing, small business loans, and a variety of loan guarantee and indirect financing options.

Enterprise Zone

Hub Zone

Tourism Development Zone

Facade Grant

Sidewalk and Landscaping Grant

Historic Tax Credits

Revolving Loan Fund

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

Virginia Small Business Financing


Link to Waynesboro GIS : layers include tax parcels, zoning, water, sewer, storm water, flood plain, topo, aerials, school district, and wards.


Economic Development Office

Cities Reached in One Day Truck Distance


City Land Use

City Zoning

Incentive Zones

Enterprise Zones:

City Overview

Area 1

Area 2


Tourism Development Zone:

City Overview


East Main


Downtown Districts

HUB Zone

City Map with Census Tracts


Commuting to Waynesboro


Downtown Districts

CDBG Program Area

Available Properties

Working closely with our local real estate community, the City strives to maintain an accurate and up-to-date database of available properties.  In addition to maintaining the database, the City also owns two industrial parks totaling 200 acres and will enable future construction of 1.4 million square feet of new industrial space.

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Workforce Development

In addition to the 13 colleges and universities and over 20,000 annual graduates within 2 1/2 hours of Waynesboro, there are a variety of state and local programs designed to assist employers with specific needs.

Looking for a employee training source?  The Shenandoah Valley Partnership has compiled a Shenandoah Valley Education and Training Database.  The database, hosted on the Partnership’s web site, list training and educational programs available from Valley colleges, universities and technical schools.

Virginia Jobs Investment Program

  • Provides customized recruiting and training services to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change
  • Consulting services, organizational development, and funding for training and recruitment may be available

Blue Ridge Community College

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

  • The center is designed to provide hands on experience in a variety of applications and the curriculum provides the classroom experience needed to succeed in today’s manufacturing environment
  • Each of the seven labs is equipped with state of the art equipment for manufacturing, design, and electronics; a robotic arm, 3D plastic prototype printer, manufacturing lab simulator, a CNC machine, and a series of manufacturing training modules
  • The Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center provides a number of services to employers, entrepreneurs, and career re-training

James Madison University

Has a number of degree and certificate programs in their Outreach and Engagement Department

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board

  • Is continually working to provide qualified workers via a number of programs
  • Dream It Do It – focuses on advanced technology in manufacturing, healthcare, construction and information technology
  • Enhancing the Green or Clean workforce is the goal of the Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership

Valley Career & Technical Center

Offers many health and trade courses to both high school and adult students.  The Valley Career & Technical Center also serves as the Virginia Apprenticeship Related Instruction Center for Waynesboro, and the surrounding area.


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Thank you for your interest in adding properties to the database.  Properties submitted will appear on both the City of Waynesboro Economic Development website and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership website (  By submitting your available building(s) or site(s) for this free listing you agree to provide accurate information and regular updates.

Please download and submit the appropriate form for the type of available property.

Please note:

  • All information requested in red font is required
  • Although VEDP has some minimums, all properties will be shown on the City website
  • Be sure to include photos, site plans, sell sheets and other back-up materials
  • Please contact us for information on sending large files

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