Our Mission

The Economic Development Authority in conjunction with the Economic Development Department will create vitality and quality of life through four critical areas:
  • Recruitment of New Business
  • Retention and Expansion of Existing Business
  • Tourism
  • Workforce Development
Ultimately, we work to cultivate a diverse economic climate in which every citizen has the opportunity to thrive.

Honoring Our Roots


While our eyes are always on the future, we never lose sight of the past. Goochland County Economic Development commits to a sustainable growth plan that maximizes opportunity while preserving the county's rural heritage.

Cultivating a Bright Future


Goochland County Economic Development is here to help businesses grow. We do this by:
  • Acting as a liaison between businesses and county government
  • Gathering pertinent data and resources
  • Helping prospects identify potential site locations
  • Guiding companies through zoning, permitting/licensing, and other processes or procedures
  • Expanding the county's commercial real estate inventory
  • Connecting new and existing companies to foster a collaborative local business community
  • Providing advice and support for start-up ventures
  • Helping existing entrepreneurs strategize about future growth
  • Finding, evaluating, and recommending financial resources, incentive programs, and workforce development services for business owners