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State and Regional Partners

We rely on outstanding partners to provide the best service for new and existing business.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
State economic development agency offering a variety of information and tools including state wide business rankings, international trade assistance, state to state comparisons of costs and other information.

The Virginia Showcase, is a rotating gallery of Virginia made products on display at the headquarters of VEDP in Richmond. The purpose of the Showcase is to demonstrate to corporate visitors and prospects the depth and breadth of the products made in Virginia. They are seeking items —whether that be an actual product or a substantial replica/model – that are manufactured in Virginia that are unique, impressive, or just plain cool, that will leave a lasting impression on their visitors. View a preview of the Showcase Space here and contact us to learn how to have your product or service added to the collection.

Virginia Port Authority
Operates multiple world-class facilities handling cargo from and to markets around the globe.

Virginia Employment Commission
Provides numerous services for employers and job seekers plus community and labor market data and statistics.

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA)
Aligned within Virginia’s Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, the VSBFA offers programs to provide businesses, not-for-profits, and economic development authorities with the financing needed for economic growth and expansion throughout the Commonwealth.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Brownfield Quality

Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Providing workforce training and financing for Virginia businesses.

Virginia Department of Labor & Industry
Apprenticeship, workplace safety & employment law.

Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Micro-lending programs

Virginia Department of Transportation
Industrial access road/rail

Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP)
Public/private partnership bringing together business, government, and education leaders to attract new business to the area, help existing businesses expand, and guide strategic workforce development to grow and sustain a healthy economic future for our region.

Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
Provides confidential consulting services, business planning, seminars and training events to assist new and established small and medium-sized businesses.

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
Offers a variety of services such as employment information, career development training opportunities, easy access to support programs, and self-directed job search/job posting options, on the job training, work experiences, worker training and other business services.

Shenandoah Valley Technology Council
The current council membership consists of business, government and education leaders acting as technology design, infrastructure and application advocates who gather together for education, networking and business development.

Shenandoah Valley SCORE
Offers free confidential business advice and resources for startup companies and existing businesses from expert advisors.

Staunton Creative Community Fund
Provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through loan, education, and technical assistance programs.

Center for Rural Virginia
Rural economic development

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC)
Regional planning organization providing high-quality planning, technical assistance, and facilitation of services that address local, regional and state needs, plus serves as the regional data center.

Greater Augusta Regional Chamber
Supports business growth, and serves as a clearinghouse of information to create new opportunities to members in the Staunton – Waynesboro MSA.   Represents businesses of all types and sizes, from small entrepreneurs to large industrial complexes.

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