Incentives & Programs

The City of Williamsburg offers targeted incentives to existing and new businesses located in the City. Additionally, the Commonwealth of Virginia provides business incentives, and parts of the City are located within federal government incentive areas.

COVID-19 CDBG Business Grant 

The COVID-19 CDBG Business Grant Phase Two launched July 1, 2021. This program refunds up to $15,000 for rent/mortgage expenses to businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.   

Discretionary Incentive Fund

You will also find the Economic Development Authority's guidelines on providing incentives to major commercial projects (PDF) and its major project incentives policy (PDF).

Apply for this Economic Development Authority incentive by filling out the Economic Development Authority Incentive Application (PDF).

Contact the Economic Development Office with any questions: