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Whether you are looking to start, locate or expand your business, host your state or regional conference, or simply plan your summer vacation we can help. The professional staff at the Waynesboro, Virginia Office of Economic Development and Tourism 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.

Staff

GREG HITCHIN, CEcD

Greg has served as the Director since April 2010.  Prior to joining the City of Waynesboro, he was the Business Development Manager for the Onondaga County (Syracuse New York) Office of Economic Development.  He also served as the Interim Director of the six person office and the CFO for the Onondaga County Industrial Development Authority.  Following graduation from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Greg spent 18 years in consumer goods and services sales and marketing.  He currently serves on several boards and committees: International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Director; Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), Director; Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), Director; Virginia Economic Development Association (VEDA), Program Committee; Center for Coldwater Restoration, Director.  He can be reached at 540-942-6779 or HitchinGE@ci.waynesboro.va.us.

STEPHANIE DUFFY

Stephanie is the Administrative Assistant for Economic Development and Tourism.  She was born and raised in Waynesboro and after going to college out of state returned to the Valley.  She has been in the Economic Development Office since 2011.  She can be reached at 540-942-6570 or DuffySS@ci.waynesboro.va.us.

MEGHAN SWANSON

Meghan is the Coordinator for Volunteers at the Rockfish Gap Tourist Information Center, located at the junction of the Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Interstate 64. The TIC is a state-certified visitor center that hosts thousands of visitors each year and operates through funding from the City of Waynesboro. Meghan can be reached at 540-942-6512 or SwansonME@ci.waynesboro.va.us.

JAY MESSENGER

Jay is the Small Business Specialist under the City of Waynesboro, Economic Development and Tourism Office. Jay is responsible for finding, assisting with funding, and providing support and technical assistance for entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs and small businesses in the city.  Jay moved to Waynesboro in 2020 from McLean, VA after an extensive technology career in sales, business development and channel and alliances. Jay is originally from Morgantown, WV and graduated from Fairmont State University with a BS in Business Administration. Jay can be reached at 540-942-6570 or MessengerJR@ci.waynesboro.va.us

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