A variety of state and local incentives are available for qualified economic development projects.
Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund
Virginia Investment Partnership Act (VIP)/Major Eligible Employer Grant (MEE)
Virginia Economic Development Grant (VEDIG)
Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund
Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Grant Fund
Virginia Jobs Investment Program
Corporate Income Tax Credits
Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
Property Tax Exemptions
Economic Development Access Program
Rail Industrial Access Program
Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund
Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (applies to Washington County)
Several locations in Washington County are part of a designated Virginia Enterprise Zone, including multiple sites in both Highlands Business Park and Oak Park Center for Business and Industry.
For more information on any of these incentives, or to learn which incentives may apply to your business, please contact Whitney Bonham at the Washington County Department of Economic Development & Community Relations.