About Us

Our Mission:

Attract and retain quality jobs, diversify the economy, and broaden the tax base in Washington County. This is accomplished through the creation of a desirable quality of life, competitively positioned industrial sites, a strong and well-trained workforce, and a pro-business environment that encourages new investment and enterprise.

Meet Our Team

Guiding Vision:

Create a diversified and balanced economy for Washington County by attracting new industry and expanding and promoting existing economic sectors to achieve a combination of results: job creation and retention, overall growth of the county’s tax base, and economic stability.

Jason N. Berry

County Administrator

Whitney B. Czelusniak

Economic Development Coordinator

Audrey Wells

Administrative Assistant, Economic Development

Board of Supervisors

Washington County is governed by a Board consisting of seven Supervisors. One Supervisor is elected by the citizens from each of the County’s seven Election Districts.

Partners

Washington County partners with a number of organizations which share its mission of attracting and retaining quality jobs, diversifying the economy, and broadening the tax base in Washington County.

The Washington County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is the primary organization responsible for industrial development within Washington County, including the development of publicly owned industrial parks and a variety of financing mechanisms to assist in the location or expansion of industry within the County.

Learn more about our Industrial Development Authority

Volunteer association of business people working together to improve the economic vitality of Washington County.

Learn more about the Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit Economic Development Tool Created by Washington County and the Town of Abingdon to Assist Start-Up and Existing Business Growth and Expansion Activities

Learn more about Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator

Regional Planning District Commission. Also serves as Coordinator for the Smyth-Washington Regional Industrial Facilities Authority.

Learn more about Mount Rogers Planning District Commission