Expand Your Business

Your business contributes to the vitality of our community – through taxes and jobs – and we thank you for doing business in Amherst County! Your business is very important to Amherst County and we recognize significant economic development growth in a community is generated by existing businesses. Retaining businesses and fostering existing business growth is an important priority in Amherst. 

The EDA wants to connect existing businesses with the right information, programs, and resources to provide the greatest opportunities for success. There are many programs – both local and state – that may open the door to funding, training, key contacts, or the possibility of exporting to foreign markets. We understand every business and project is unique and we are ready to find creative ways to meet the constantly changing demands of business. 

The EDA can work with you to: 

  • Finding expansion locations within the county
  • Be your advocate within county government
  • Assist with workforce needs
  • Coordinate incentives and grants based on job creation and economic growth Learn More
  • Facilitate your project’s review and permit process
  • Guide companies through necessary regulatory requirements and approvals

The EDA is your first point-of-contact to access local and state programs. Please call or email our office to discuss what programs make the most sense for your business.

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Stories Of Success

  • Black Box Network Services
    Jim Meade / Retired Vice-President
    Amherst was incredibly receptive and supportive of our relocation. We have a Network Operations Center that remotely monitors voice and data networks for our customers globally, and having guaranteed and reliable power and internet access is a must, for our customers success, as well as our own. Not only did we have access to stable and…
  • S & S Machine, T.R.U. Ball
    Ben Summers / Director of Operations
    Amherst County has given our company several advantages over the years, including a great selection of skilled employees, a centralized location in the United States, and the freedom and space to grow. Over the past 30 years, S&S Machine, Inc. has grown from a small two-man machine shop to an archery manufacturing business with 100…
  • Old Dominion Footwear
    Malcolm Sydnor / President
    We love doing business in Amherst County. The location is great, with quick access to US 460, US 29, and then to US 64. Old Dominion Footwear designs, manufactures, markets and distributes footwear throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. It’s easy to get our goods from the Norfolk port and distribute them…