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View our 2019 Economic Development Activity Report

View the Retail Strategies Market Study for Albemarle County

View the Downtown Crozet Market Study


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Roger Johnson


J.T. Newberry
Economic Development Coordinator

Jennifer Schmack

Economic Development
Project Manager

 Call us at 434-972-4016

Note that our address has moved to:
110 Old Preston Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22902


Grant Opportunity for Albemarle County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Virginia Career Works- Piedmont Region announced 25 reimbursement innovative aversion grants to address COVID-19 related effects on Small Businesses (250 or fewer employees). A reimbursement grant provides funding to grant recipients after expenses have been incurred. Reimbursements are provided after the business and/or organization has submitted documents to verify expenses. 

Businesses can apply for a grant to be used for the following: deep cleaning, sanitizing office space to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19, and purchase specific software and/or computer applications that are needed to work from home or remotely to support social distancing. 

This funding effort is to help to provide some relief to small businesses during this crisis.  

To apply, you will need to know your NAICS code. You can determine that here.

Grants will be awarded up to $3000.00 on a first come first serve basis. 
Resources and Guidance for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

·         The Small Business Administration has an Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, that offers up to $2 million dollars in assistance with a 30-year payback. These resources are available here.


·         Virginia Tourism Corporation created a page with the most up-to-date information related to hospitality and travel. That information can be accessed here.


·         Given the large number of restaurants in our area, the National Restaurant Association provided the following guidance for restaurants here.


·         The Virginia Department of Health’s primary information resources on the Coronavirus, which includes a section specific to businesses.


·         The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has information on a national and worldwide level here.

The cover for Project ENABLE, the County's economic development strategic plan

Read Project ENABLE | Economic Development 2019 Activity Report



The Albemarle County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, operating in partnership with the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to improve the quality of life for citizens of the County through responsible and sustainable economic development practices, using the County's Comprehensive and Strategic Plans for guidance, along with the County's upcoming Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Get to know the Directors of the Albemarle County Economic Development Authority.

For more information regarding EDA meetings, please visit the EDA Online Portal. Here you can view a calendar of meeting dates and access materials related to meetings such as agendas and minutes

Contact the EDA:

David Shreve

Dave Mellen

Don Long

Stuart Munson

George Ray

Jim Atkinson

Rod Gentry

Jim Bowling



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