Gloucester County Economic Development

Business Monthly
In This Issue
  • Buy Local Month
November 15 - December 15

In the News
  • Helpful links

Economic Development
Department Updates
  • New Business Licenses
  • Business Directory
  • Appointments with Jim Carroll, Business Consultant
  • SCORE Small Business Hub
  • New Business Spotlight
  • Job Opportunities
  • Choose Gloucester
Buy Local Month
November 15 - December 15

Buy Local Month is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supporting local businesses who are the backbone of the local economy. The sense of place that we have here in Hampton Roads, all that makes us unique, is largely thanks to our small businesses. Where we meet to dine with friends, where we take our out of town guests to visit, where we buy gifts, where we enjoy local cuisine are all what build our culture.

Each dollar you spend at an independent business returns three times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain. From November 15th through December 15th look for the 17 localities of Hampton Roads to celebrate the impact small businesses have on the region’s culture, economy and character.
New Business Licenses


Business Directory
Small Business Incentives
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, Economic Development Authority and Economic Development Department are dedicated to promoting and improving the economic health and quality of life in Gloucester. These incentive programs are here to support, promote and encourage small businesses by providing assistance with interior and exterior improvements, advertising and website design work.
Property Improvement: Assistance with renovations and build-out. Projects covered in this incentive include new floors, ceiling tiles, windows, doors, painting and other interior improvements.

Facade Improvement: This program is designed to provide assistance to property or business owners for exterior façade improvements, new signage or landscaping.

Co-op Advertising Grant: This program supports advertising and promotional activities.

E-Commerce Matching Grant Program: Offers aid with new website design and development.
Go to the links below for more information on...

  • Notice 2020-65 - provides expedited guidance under section 7508A to postpone the time for withholding and paying certain payroll taxes to implement directives from an August 8, 2020 Presidential Memorandum

  • 2020 Form 941 and Inst 941 - The IRS released more than one revision of this product for the same calendar year. We have included all revisions in this file so that you can have access to them. 

           To report tax-related illegal activities, refer to our chart explaining the types of activity and the appropriate forms or other methods to use. 
Free Business Consulting

December 11

 via Zoom

Please contact Elizabeth to set up an electronic appointment with a business consultant, Jim Carroll.
SCORE Small Business Resilience Hub
We know that disasters and economic downturns bring unprecedented challenges. But what if the obstacle you are experiencing right now is your opportunity to grow stronger and more successful than you’ve ever been? What if you could do more than just survive? What if you could thrive?
Our Resilience Hub offers training, resources, and remote mentoring to help your small business adapt and succeed.

Virtual Mentoring and Training 

Offices around the country may be closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.

Moxie Design    

Moxie Design is a Gloucester based, hometown creative agency specializing in graphic design and other creative services. The Moxie team consist of some of the most talented marketing and design professionals in the area. As a whole, we have worked with fortune 500 companies, internationally recognized universities, as well as some of the most amazing local businesses in the area. We strive to see things beyond the “agency bubble” to offer our clients functional, innovative solutions to meet their marketing needs, and to treat our clients like family and friends.
We take a peek at the whole picture; aesthetics, content, and audience, to fine tune your branded campaign, helping you develop a solid foundation for all of your marketing efforts.

The first step to a good brand is great design.
-Michele Harrison, Founder of Moxie Design

If you would like your business to be considered for the monthly e-newsletter In the Spotlight feature please send photos and a short article to Elizabeth.
Job & Training Opportunities

Goodman's Home Interiors is hiring, call 804.824.9383

Zoll Vineyards Help us grow!🍷
Looking for experienced and talented wine/bar/hospitality professional team members for weekends and evening shifts.
Please EMAIL a resumé and let us know what you bring to the table that will make this winery even more awesome

WaterPro Please email resume and/or any questions to

Lulu Birds Kitchen is hiring kitchen staff and all other positions. Please apply in person during business hours or try the kitchen door, chef would love to meet you

Home Care Associates is hiring CNAs NAs and PCAs with a $250 Sign-On Bonus 804.210.1333

Please let us know if you are a small business owner in need of employees. We will include your "help wanted" ad in our next addition of Business Monthly e-News. E-mail Elizabeth
Click on a link below for current job listings

Virginia Chamber's
"Get Virginia Back to Work" Website
View the “Getting Virginians Back to Work” plan along with a host of other important resources for businesses on the Chamber’s newly launched website

Choose Gloucester!
Go here to see available Buildings and Sites
If you have a new and innovative business or business concept and would like to be considered for one of our newsletters, please send pictures and a brief write-up here. We'd also love to share your testimonial of why Gloucester is the perfect place for your business!
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