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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Second Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the second set of finalists for the 2020 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micro pitch competition. The finalists are 13b Bakery & Bistro, Opready, Stasis, Universal Cure: The Stress Reduction Program and Wave Cof...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 14, 2020

New Event Venue Begins Construction

The Maine of Williamsburg

James City County is pleased to announce that The Maine of Williamsburg (The Maine) has begun construction of a new wedding, event and retreat venue. The Maine will be 9,000 square feet of indoor space on a 20 acre parcel, which is part of a working a far...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Business Submissions Needed for New Awareness Campaign

COB Submissions

James City County Economic Development is pleased to invite County-based businesses to be featured in an awareness campaign celebrating County businesses and resiliency. The Office of Economic Development knows that 2020 has been difficult and the County ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 9, 2020

SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to pr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Classic Consignments Williamsburg is Now Open at 7405 Richmond Road, Suite A.

Classic Consignments Williamsburg

Classic Consignments Williamsburg recently held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for its new space at 7405 Richmond Road, Suite A. Classic Consignments is a gift and consignment store selling gently used furniture and accessories. Classic Consignments i...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Branscome, Inc. Recognized for Exemplary Safety Record in 2019

Branscome

Branscome, Inc., which is headquartered in James City County, was recognized for their exemplary safety record in 2019 by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA). DMME a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 29, 2020

First Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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Last week, the first set of finalists for the 2020 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micropitch competition. The finalists are 4.0 Inventions, Hottrok and AGENZ by TAO Agency. Barre by the Bay Round 2 was designated as an alternate.

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Greater Williamsburg Area Receives Grant From GO Virginia State Board to Update Analysis

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Last week, the Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) announced that the region received grant funding from the GO Virginia State Board to support the update of the Greater Williamsburg’s Targeted Industry Analysis. GWP named Chmura Economics &a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal Coronavirus...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Easing of Restrictions in Hampton Roads

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that, due to significantly improved health metrics in the Eastern Region, localities in Hampton Roads will join the rest of the Commonwealth in Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia&rd...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. At each micropitch event, there...

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Economic Development