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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.

City Owned Industrial Parks

The City of Waynesboro owns two business and industrial parks: Waynesboro Commerce and Industry Park & Nature’s Crossing Technology Center.

Waynesboro Commerce and Industry Park

At Exit 94 off I-64, near the Target Shopping Center, this 111 acre park has 36 acres of interstate visibility remaining.  Current tenants are PGI, Cintas, DuPont Credit Union (back office), and Shentel offices. In addition to the city owned land, there are 10 acres available adjoining, and 80 acres adjunct for sale by private parties.

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 of the tracks.

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.

Planning is currently underway to complete the centers infrastructure.  For details on the Southern Corridor VDOT project, which will connect Delphine Avenue to Shenandoah Village Drive and provide the main connector road within the center, visit the VDOT Project Page.

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

Tourism Development Zone

Facade Grant

Sidewalk and Landscaping Grant

Historic Tax Credits

Revolving Loan Fund

Staunton Creative Community Fund

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

Virginia Small Business Financing

Virginia Individual Development Account

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.

Open the searchable database here.

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.

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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Leading Employers

City – All Industry

City – Manufacturing

Region –  All Industries

School Board

Invista

Augusta Health

Invista

nTelos / Lumos

Target Distribution

City of Waynesboro

Augusta Lumber

McKee Foods

nTelos / Lumos

PGI

Invista

Wal-Mart

Virginia Panel

Hershey Chocolate

Augusta Lumber

Shenandoah Valley Indust

American Safety Razor

PGI

F R Drake

Ply Gem

Adecco

Bank Design & Equip

NIBCO

Virginia Panel

McClung Printing

Mary Baldwin College

Kroger

Klann Inc.

PGI

Source: Virginia Employment Commission – September 2011
Maps

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

Location

Economic Development Office

Cities Reached in One Day Truck Distance

Planning

City Land Use

City Zoning

Incentive Zones

Enterprise Zones:

City Overview

Area 1

Area 2

Area-3

Tourism Development Zone:

City Overview

Downtown

East Main

Interstate

Downtown Districts

HUB Zone

City Map with Census Tracts

Workforce

Commuting to Waynesboro

Downtown

Downtown Districts

CDBG Program Area

Utility Providers
Utility Name / Website
Electric Dominion Virginia Power
Natural Gas Columbia Gas of Virginia
Water City of Waynesboro
Sewer City of Waynesboro
Broadband /Network Lumos Network (former nTelos)
Solid Waste Augusta Regional Landfill
Cable Comcast

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