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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Hampton Roads Region

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Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam outlined new actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Hampton Roads region, which has seen a recent increase in new cases, hospitalizations, and positive tests. The new restrictions will apply to the Cities of Vi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be made available through Rebuild VA, a new economic recovery fund, and g...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Magnolia Studio Opens

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Magnolia Studio has opened at 7381 Richmond Road. Magnolia Studio is a locally-owned boutique hair salon offering haircuts, hair color services, hair extensions and waxing. Magnolia Studio uses high quality Framesi hair color from Italy that is sold exclu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 21, 2020

The Brass Tap Opens in New Town Williamsburg

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The Brass Tap has opened at 4904 Courthouse Street in New Town Williamsburg. The Brass Tap offers more than 150 craft beers from around the country and globe including 60 beers on tap including 35 taps designated for local, seasonal beers. Local products ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 20, 2020

New Business Webinar Series: Refocus and Rebuild

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Virginia Community Capital (VCC) is sponsoring a new webinar series on Thursdays through October. Each session will be from noon until 1 p.m. and is free. The workshops are in partnership with the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network,...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 17, 2020

County Businesses Encouraged to Apply to Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund

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James City County encourages County businesses to apply to the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund to assist with obstacles they faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, businesses can receive $3,000 from the VA 30 Day Fund. The Board ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. These first-in-the-nation safety rules will protect Virginia workers by mandating a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Governor Northam Prohibits Congregating in Bars, Stresses Caution As Virginia Moves to Phase Three

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**This information was released by Governor Northam’s Office on June 30**RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants as the Commonwealth moves into Phase Three at midnight toni...

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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
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Governor Northam Outlines Phase Three Guidelines to Lift Additional Public Health Restrictions

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FAIRFAX—Governor Ralph Northam today presented the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The Commonwealth does not yet have a targete...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

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The Office of Economic Development has compiled a list of resources for businesses in James City County. This list will be updated as new resources are available.For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in James City County, please visit the Cou...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment Supply Resources for Manufacturers and Businesses

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Manufacturers and businesses may need resources for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to protect their employees. The websites below may be of assistance if your business needs PPE.Free Cloth Masks Available – If ...

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