Gloucester County Economic Development


Business Monthly
e-NEWS

September 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
Economic Development
Department Updates

  • Spotlight on Business
  • New Business Licenses
  • Business Directory
Resources

  • Job Opportunities
  • Training Opportunities
  • Bring Your Business to Gloucester
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Main Street Preservation Trust announces the arrival of experienced nonprofit executive Diana West as the new Executive Director!
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 Amanda Ridings. We'd also love to share your testimonial of why Gloucester is the perfect place for your business!
The 2022 Annual Report is now ready for you to view. Check out the recap of Gloucester's Economic Development achievements for fiscal year 2022! Link Below
HAVE YOU HEARD??


Sweet Tooth Cafe has outgrown their current space and is gearing up to move. Don't worry, their new location is still on our wonderful Main Street!



Donut and Coffee lovers...

Dunkin' Donuts is headed to Gloucester Point!

The new location will be located at the intersection of Greate Road and Rt. 17!
RESOURCES
NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY!

What is the Virginia Tourism Corporation Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program?

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the (VTC) Fall 2022 Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation is offering these grant funds to spur economic activity and travel across the Commonwealth to support small businesses and drive shoulder season visitation (September to May).

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
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 for new and expanding businesses. 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.
All businesses applying for Economic Development Incentives will need to submit a completed and signed IRS form W9.
Business Directory
Let us know if you would like to be listed in the Business Directory. Please send information to Amanda Ridings
TRAINING/WEBINARS
CALLING ALL HOME-BASED BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS!

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022
  • DENBIGH COMMUNITY CENTER
  • 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM




Upcoming Workshops


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Gloucester County: View our website for a complete list of job descriptions, job postings and to apply for employment HERE!

Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Apply now on their website!

Zoll Vineyards: Looking for experienced and talented wine/bar/hospitality professional team members for weekends and evening shifts. Please EMAIL a resumé.
Lulu Birds Kitchen is hiring servers. Please apply in person during business hours or try the kitchen door, chef would love to meet you.

YRC Cinemas: Concession Attendants, Shift Supervisor. Apply through their FB page or in-person during operating hours at 2226 York Crossing Drive.

Burkes & Home Centrics: All positions. Apply HERE.

Miller's Services: Hiring for multiple positions. View them HERE.

Horn's Ace Hardware: Hiring at the new Gloucester location. Apply HERE.

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 Amanda Ridings
Click on a link below for current job listings
June 2022 Unemployment Figures for Gloucester
Note: Unemployment rate in June 2021 – 3.8%

Virginia Unemployment Rate in June 2022 – 2.9%
Hampton Roads Unemployment Rate in June 2022– 3.3%

Source: Virginia Employment Commission
CHOOSE GLOUCESTER!
View available Buildings and Sites
NEW BUSINESS LICENSES
HOME-BASED

  • AMMO DEPOT
  • ASHLEY'S CLEANING SERVICE
  • PLATINUM WASH
  • BOND LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE
  • AMANDA CONNER
  • ONE AND ONLY ONE LAWN SERVICE
  • GALOPPO GAETANO
  • GAM3 CONSULTING
  • PAMELA E HUDGINS
  • JGM HOME IMPROVEMENTS
  • SOUTHERN CABINET INSTALLATION & REMOVAL LLC
  • TARTINI INVESTMENTS
  • THE WASHING WIZARD
  • SARAH ZANG
Board of Supervisors | Economic Development Authority | Economic Development Department
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