New Business Information

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Virginia Business One Stop

Virginia's Business One Stop system is a service provided by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. The purpose of the Business One Stop is to accelerate business formation in the Commonwealth and thereby contribute to our economic prosperity. The Business One Stop's New Business Wizard provides specific licensing, permitting and registration requirements for the user's business situation and assists with partial completion of the necessary forms. As long as a user provides the system with complete and accurate information, the New Business Wizard will walk the user through the entire process of establishing a new business in Virginia, ensuring that each step is completed in the proper order. Click here to start the Virginia Business One Stop.

Welcome to Spotsylvania County

Thank you for selecting Spotsylvania County as your business location. The continued success of your business is very important to us. Please consider the Department of Economic Development & Tourism a resource for your company. To better serve you we have prepared a list of helpful information.

Business Incentives Offered by Germanna Community College

Germanna Community College Incentives

Existing Business Information

Business Visitation Program

In the Department of Economic Development & Tourism, we believe that on-site, face-to-face visits with local business leaders are essential to understanding the challenges our businesses face. That's why we visit on average one to two businesses a week, so we can learn first-hand how their operations are run and what their specific needs are. These visits not only give us an opportunity to assist the individual business, they also help us to identify broader trends and area-wide issues that may generally be affecting business expansion in Spotsylvania County. In particular, we hope to identify any barriers to progress that could be attributed to local government conditions and policies. If we have not yet visited your business and you would like to schedule an appointment, please click here to send us an e-mail with a date and time that is convenient for you.

Targeted Industry Process

Ensuring that all projects meet both State and Local codes and requirements in a rapidly growing community can make the project approval process lengthy. In order to address this issue, Spotsylvania County Community Development has created a process designed to significantly reduce the project review and approval process for Targeted Industries. Targeted Industries are projects that have been identified by the County as providing significant economic benefits, including the creation of high paying employment opportunities or the expansion of the County's industrial tax base. Projects identified as Target Industries will be placed on a fast track for the review and approval process. The process involves the following guidelines which prospective applicants must follow in order qualify. The initial step will be a meeting with the Department of Economic Development & Tourism. Click here for the Targeted Industry Process summary.

On-line Business Resources

Please click here for a listing of websites that will be helpful to your business.

Virginia Business Emergency Survival Toolkit

The Virginia Business Emergency Survival Toolkit features information and resources to help businesses prevent and reduce disaster-related losses.  The online toolkit outlines simple measures businesses can take now to prepare for emergencies. It covers all areas of business emergency planning, including identifying hazards and threats, preparing employees, developing disaster plans, covering insurance needs, responding to an emergency, and arranging recovery assistance.