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In addition to the location-based Enterprise Zone Program, Virginia offers a variety of performance-based incentives, designed to target the needs of businesses and the development plans of localities and the state. The following is a list of incentives offered by the Commonwealth.   Learn more about these programs here.

Tax Incentives

► Corporate Income Tax Incentives

► Property Tax Incentives

► Sales and Use Tax Exemptions


► Virginia Jobs Investment Program

► Virginia Community Colleges

► Workforce Investment Act

Infrastructure Incentives

► Economic Development Access Program

► Rail Industrial Access Program

► Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund

► Foreign Trade Zones

Discretionary Incentives

► Governor’s Opportunity Fund

► Virginia Investment Partnership Grant Fund

► Major Eligible Employer Grant

► Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant

► Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program

Regional Assistance

► Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund

► Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

Financial Assistance

► Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

► Community Development Block Grants

Management and Technical Support

► Center for Innovative Technology

► Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

► VSBDC: Virginia’s Small Business Development Center Network

► International Trade

If you have any further questions, please contact the Economic Development Department at 757-664-4338.

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

Jared Chalk
Interim Economic Development Director 

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