Economic Development – Resources

 

Prince William Chamber of Commerce
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in Northern Virginia, connecting more than 1,800 member businesses with resources for success in a dynamic marketplace.  The Chamber provides members with business building programs, increased visibility, an advocate for their business needs and opportunities to affect positive change in the Prince William area and beyond.  A champion for the community, the Prince William Chamber also promotes Prince William County and the Town of Dumfries as a place to live, work, play AND do business.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance
The mission of the Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA) is to deliver economic development programs and services that help create new jobs, retain existing jobs, spur new investment, and encourage new business formation.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
The mission of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is to enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living for all Virginians, in collaboration with Virginia communities, through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance, and trade development, thereby expanding the tax base and creating higher-income employment opportunities.

Mason Enterprise Center

The Mason Enterprise Center located at 14059 Crown Court in Woodbridge is a full service small business incubator and accelerator program with private offices, professional workstations, a large conference/seminar room and professional workstations.

The MECPW offers support services to enable sustained growth and success for participating companies. The Mason Enterprise Center specializes in small business services such as:

• Government contracting
• Mentor-protégé program
• Entrepreneurship
• Technology commercialization and
• Telework initiatives

US Department of Commerce
The US Department of Commerce provides the means to link businesses from Pinellas County and the surrounding areas to anywhere in the world using videoconferencing technology.

Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Virginia Department of Commerce
The Virginia Department of Commerce is a resource for helping start-up businesses and existing small businesses. Whether you are just starting to think about the possibility of starting your own business or have decided to “take the plunge” with your business idea, check out the Virginia Commerce helpful resources guide.