Business First Visitation Program

The Charlottesville Office of Economic Development’s Existing Business Visitation Program is designed to provide you with a single point of contact to help you find solutions for today’s business issues. This program allows you to:

  • Share Your Story - Schedule an interview with one of our staff members. The meeting will include a comprehensive conversation about the past, present, and future.
  • Connect with the Resources - Based on the unique needs of your business, we'll work to quickly connect you to the right resources and information in the network.
  • Help Build a Better Business Community - Your feedback will provide a better understanding of the business environment and help us remove barriers to business growth.

Solutions to Business Growth Barriers

  • Confidential meetings to understand challenges faced by your business
  • Staff serve as liaison with City offices, agencies and officials
  • Business and regulatory assistance
  • Specialized assistance with business challenges

Assisting with Business Expansion

  • Site/Building selection assistance
  • Database of available properties for sale or lease
  • Permitting/site plan guidance and application support
  • Information on local, state and federal incentives

Valuable Resource Connections

  • Labor market information and analysis
  • Workforce development resources
  • Minority business resources and programs
  • Taxes and utility costs
  • Grants and loan programs

Key Areas of Assistance

  • Site Selection
  • Workforce Development
  • Permitting
  • Marketing 
  • Business Expansion

For more information, email the Office of Economic Development or call the office at 434-970-3717.