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Business Resources

A few business start-up resources you may need are listed here. Our job is to help you succeed. Let us help you with questions navigating permits and government process and any other issues that may arise. Our network of information sources, databases, contacts, and programs can help you launch your business successfully. Call Hanover County Economic Development now at 804-365-6464.

Local Resources | State & Federal Resources | Additional Resources

Local Resources

Hanover County

Economic Development
Any and All Business Activity/Questions
804-365-6464
hanovervirginia.com

Building Inspections/Permits
Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, etc.
804-365-6040
hanovercounty.gov/211/Building-Inspectors-Office

Commissioner of the Revenue
Business Personal Property Taxes, Contractor’s Licenses, New Business Registration Form, Business Change/Closure Form
804-365-3377
hanovercounty.gov/256/Commissioner-of-the-Revenue

Hanover County Municipal Airport
804-365-6208
hanovercounty.gov/1209/Hanover-County-Municipal-Airport

Library (Pamunkey Regional Library)
Research Staff, Meeting Space, Wi-Fi, Printing and Copier Service
804-365-6211
pamunkeylibrary.org

Planning
Inspection, Zoning, Land Use, Signage
804-365-6171
hanovercounty.gov/194/Planning

Public Utilities
Water and Sewer service
804-365-6024
hanovercounty.gov/413/Public-Utilities

Public Works
Road Improvements, Storm Water Drainage, Public Landfill Use
804-365-6181
hanovercounty.gov/216/Public-Works

Purchasing
County Procurement Services
804-365-6015
hanovercounty.gov/251/Finance-Management-Services

Treasurer’s Office
Collection of taxes, fees and water and sewer charges
804-365-6050
hanovercounty.gov/265/Treasurers-Office

Dominion Energy Innovation Center

Startup Services for Technology Businesses
804-368-8610
dominnovation.com

Town of Ashland

Economic Development
Information, Grants, Resources
804-798-1073
ashlandva.gov/97/Businesses

Planning & Community Development
Zoning, land use, development
804-798-1073
ashlandva.gov/193/Planning-Community-Development

Public Works
Leaf Removal, Roads, Water Drainage
804-752-6875
ashlandva.gov/195/Public-Works

Treasurer’s Office
Business License & Fees
804-798-8650
ashlandva.gov/183/Finance

State & Federal Resources

State of Virginia

Virginia.gov
Business Assistance
virginia.gov/services/business/

Business One Stop
804-786-6585
bos.sbsd.virginia.gov

VA State Corporation Commission
Register Business
804-371-9733
scc.virginia.gov

VA Employment Commission
Post Job, Find Employees, Tax Credits, Unemployment Insurance & Research
804-652-3241
vec.virginia.gov

Virginia Procurement (eVA)
Procurement Process for VA & Localities
866-289-7367
eva.virginia.gov

VA Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Food & Agribusiness Development
804-786-3501
vdacs.virginia.gov

Virginia Tourism Corporation
Service for Tourism Related Companies
804-545-5500
vatc.org

VA Dept. of Housing & Development
Enterprise Zones & Microlending
804-371-7000
dhcd.virginia.gov

VA Dept. of Health – Chickahominy District
Food Enterprise Permit, Well & Septic
804-365-4355
vdh.virginia.gov/chickahominy/

Community College Workforce Training, Recruitment & Consulting
804-523-2292
ccwatraining.org

VA Dept. of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Enhance Procurement for Minority Business
804-786-6585
sbsd.virginia.gov

VA Dept. of Environmental Quality
Environmental Permits
804-698-4000
deq.virginia.gov

Virginia Permit Transparency (VPT) Website –  DEQ Permit Status

Federal

Small Business Administration
Startup, Expand, Financing, Grants, License, Permits, HUB Zone
800-827-5722
sba.gov

Internal Revenue Service
Federal Employer ID Number, Taxes
804-916-8700
irs.gov/businesses

Census
Demographic & Market Research
800-923-8282
census.gov

Additional Resources

Private Utilities

Dominion Energy
Electric Provider
866-366-4357
dominionenergy.com/virginia

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Electric Provider
800-552-3904
myrec.coop

Virginia Natural Gas
Natural Gas Provider
877-572-3342
virginianaturalgas.com

Verizon
Phone, Internet & TV
844-547-1325
verizon.com/business/solutions/small-business

Comcast Xfinity
Phone, Internet & TV
855-421-1739
www.xfinity.com

Communications

Visit here for Internet service providers.

Networking & Professional Associations

Hanover Chamber of Commerce
804-442-2093
hanoverchamberva.com
Hanover Chamber of Commerce – Airpark Division

Downtown Ashland Association
804-496-1434
ashlandvirginia.com

Market Ashland Partnership (MAP)
marketashlandpartnership.com

ChamberRVA
804-783-9332
chamberrva.com

Central Virginia African American Chamber of Commerce
804-823-7745
cvaacc.org

VA Asian Chamber of Commerce
804-502-8081
aabac.org

VA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
804-378-4099
vahcc.com

Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Business Counseling & Seminars
804-510-1615
capitalregionvasbdc.com

InUnison (Retail Merchants Association)
Collaborative of Local, Independent Businesses
804-662-5500
inunison.org

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation
Connecting Innovators with Opportunity
703-689-3000
virginiaipc.org

Service Corp. of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Counseling from Former Executives
804-350-3569
score.org/richmond

GENEDGE Alliance
Manufacturing Process Improvement
276-732-0035
genedge.org

Center for Innovative Technology
Solutions for Early Stage High-tech Companies
703-689-3000
virginia.gov/agencies/center-for-innovative-technology

Richmond Region Tourism
Services for Tourism Related Companies
804-783-7450
visitrichmondva.com