About Us

Choose Gloucester: The Land of Life Worth Living

Beautiful Gloucester County is centrally positioned between the major metro areas of Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Washington, DC. Our labor force of 20k workers includes college students, military spouses, and retiring military personnel. The major thoroughfare Route 17 has 37k drivers per day, and Gloucester is near three international airports. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, we have hundreds of miles of shoreline and access to the country’s most active shipping terminals. Award-winning schools offer technical and college prep classes, and we are home to Rappahannock Community College and William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. You’ll find affordable land here, and real estate taxes among the lowest in the region.

Gloucester strives to be a community "open for business" with a welcoming and positive business-friendly attitude. Our mission is to promote and improve the economic health and quality of life in Gloucester. Whether you’re starting, expanding, or relocating your business, be it manufacturing, retail, small or home-based business, the Economic Development Department is here for you!

Services

The Gloucester County Department of Economic Development offers an extensive array of information and services that are designed to assist international and domestic businesses with establishing new facilities, relocating existing facilities, or expanding current facilities in Gloucester County.

Initiatives

The department is actively involved in the following economic development initiatives:

  • Business referral services and related technical assistance
  • Existing business retention and expansion programs and services
  • New business recruitment and location assistance

For more information about the services of the Economic Development Department, please contact one of our representatives:

Assistance

Local and state organizations that assist the Department of economic Development include: