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New Market Tax Credits The New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) program permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs). Substantially all of the qualified equity investment must in turn be used by the CDE to provide investments in low-income communities. Learn more about this program here.

Public Art Private Development Partnership Grant Funds are available to developers who incorporate public art into their projects. Learn more about this program here.

Tax Abatement Program This program, administered by the City of Norfolk Real Estate Assessor’s Office, offers taxpayers an opportunity to improve residential, commercial or industrial structures and not pay full taxes on those improvements for 14 years. Learn more about this program here.

Performance-Based Grant / Revenue Sharing Performance Agreement In order to be considered for a performance-based Economic Development Incentive, the program must meet the following criteria:

  • The projest must represent a significant capital investment
  • The project must be a significant job generator
  • The project must be a catalyst for future development
  • The project cannot be completed to the City's standards without assistance

Grants are funded annually, based on a predetermined sharing ratio, by the City of Norfolk through the EDA.

Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Chuck Rigney
Director of Economic Development

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