Virginia Enterprise Zone Workshops 2020

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The Virginia Enterprise Zone Program is a state and local partnership and a critical tool in supporting business expansion in Newport News.

The City of Newport News hosts two Enterprise Zones and is one of the top users in the state, consistently leveraging a significant share of grant dollars set aside to support the growth of qualifying businesses.

All of the City’s industrial and business parks are within these zones, as are a significant number of Newport News businesses. A map of Enterprise Zones in Newport News is available on the City’s website.

To help people better understand and utilize Enterprise Zones, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is hosting two “How to Qualify and Apply” workshops in early 2020.

These workshops will provide detailed instructions on the qualification process for Grant Year Real Property Investment Grants and Job Creation Grants.

Sessions being held closest to Newport News include: Thursday, January 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Slover Library at 235 E Plume Street in Norfolk and Wednesday, January 22 at the Main Street Centre at 600 E. Main Street in Richmond.

These sessions are free and open to the public, but online registration is required. To learn about Enterprise Zones, as well as state and local incentives, visit the city’s Enterprise Zone page (

source: City of Newport News