Starting A Business

Goochland County has the prime conditions for starting and growing a business:
  • Competitive tax rates
  • Collaborative business community
  • Excellent highway access
  • Bright, skilled workforce
In addition to these advantages, we have friendly, accessible staff members that are here to help you navigate the start-up process. Goochland County Economic Development will guide you each step of the way, from identifying a location to applying for permits or licenses and beyond.

Please contact Matthew Ryan, Director of Economic Development, with any questions you may have.

Start-Up Resources


To help you in the initial stages of launching your business, we've compiled a list of resources below. The list is not by any means exhaustive, but does provide a good starting point.

For assistance and other resources, please contact us today.

Goochland County Resources

  • Building Inspections
    Phone: 804-556- 5815
  • Commissioner of Revenue
    Phone: 804-556-5807
  • Community Development
    Phone: 804-556-5861
  • County Administration
    Phone: 804-556-5811
  • Environmental and Land Development Review
    Phone: 804-556-5860
  • Planning and Zoning
    Phone: 804-556-5860
  • Public Utilities
    Phone: 804-556-5869
  • Purchasing
    Phone: 804-556-5802