Looking to locate or expand your business in Waynesboro? We can help. The professional staff at the office of Economic Development is available to provide information, contacts, and assistance. We work with realtors, developers, large industries, and local businesses to make your project a success through up-to-date demographic data, location assistance, and access to state and local financing options. We are also investing in new industrial parks to prepare for the next generation of industry.
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The City of Waynesboro recognizes that the business of today requires prepared sites for new business investment. The City owns and is preparing 200 acres of greenfield land which will be “tier four” locations by 2023. These sites, with full infrastructure, will have the capacity for up to 1.4 million square feet of new industrial space, some with rail service available. They are located in the federal opportunity zone and the state enterprise zone for additional investment and grant opportunities. The sites are within one mile of I-64, which facilitates one-day truck delivery to Boston, Detroit, Nashville, and Jacksonville.
In addition to the City-owned land, there are 10 acres available adjoining, and 80 acres adjacent for sale by private parties. View map showing the 290 acres of available greenfield sites.
Waynesboro Commerce and Industry Park
At Exit 94 off I-64, near the Town Center (regional shopping hub including Target, Kohls, Bed Bath Beyond), this 111-acre park has 36 acres of interstate visibility remaining. Current tenants are Berry Plastics (manufacturing), Cintas (distribution), DuPont Credit Union (office), and Shentel (office). View rendering showing one possible configuration providing 200,000 square feet of industrial space.
Nature’s Crossing Technology Center
At Exit 96 off I-64, this 170-acre park offers a variety of options for business and industry. Bisected by the Norfolk and Southern main line, the park is divided into two sections—60 acres on the west, and 110 on the east. The west side is ideal for the large user needing rail access, and the east side is configured for small business, light industry, and commercial.
Development is currently underway to complete the sites’ infrastructure by 2023. To learn more, visit www.NaturesCrossing.com.
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.
In addition to the colleges and universities located within two hours of Waynesboro and graduating well over 20,000 students in a variety of disciplines, there are a variety of state and local programs designed to assist employers with specific needs.
Valley Career Hub is a collaborative effort among the business, education, and economic development communities in the Shenandoah Valley to broaden awareness of high-demand, high-growth, high-wage careers in our region and promote local training opportunities for these careers. The website includes videos describing high-growth/high-demand careers, a database of training and educational programs available from Valley colleges, universities and technical schools, and other assistance.
- 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
- 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
Has a number of degree and certificate programs in their Outreach and Engagement Department
- 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
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.
Are you a member of the Waynesboro real estate community and have a new property to include in the database? Click here to learn more about this free service.
The City of Waynesboro and surrounding MSA has a diversified economy with over 3,501 business establishments employing almost 50,000. Health Care, Manufacturing, and Retail Trade are the top three categories with 91% of establishments having 250 or fewer employees.
|MSA - All||MSA - Industry||City - All||City - Industry|
|Augusta County School Board||Hershey Chocolate of Virginia||Waynesboro School Board||Lycra Company|
|Augusta Medical Center||McKee Foods Corporation||Wal Mart||Lumos|
|Hershey Chocolate of Virginia||AAF McQuay, Inc.||Lycra Company||Virginia Panel Corporation|
|McKee Foods Corporation||Hollister, Inc.||City of Waynesboro||Berry Plastics|
|Target Corp||Lycra Company||Lumos||Augusta Lumber LLC|
|Western State Hospital||NIBCO of Virginia||Chick-fil-A at Waynesboro||PPI Time Zero Inc.|
|Wal Mart||Ply Gem||Virginia Panel Corporation||Mathers Construction Company|
|AAF McQuay, Inc.||Lumos||Berry Plastics||McClung Printing|
|Hollister, Inc.||Innovative Refrig Systems Inc.||Dupont Community Credit Union||F R Drake Company|
|J.B. Hunt Transport||Specialty Blades||Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.||Sigora Solar|
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