Expand Your Business

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)


Much of a community’s job growth and capital investment comes from companies already located here. It is necessary for the City to build relationships with the existing business owners in order to identify companies with plans to expand and companies at risk of re-locating or downsizing. Through a strategic planning process, the City will approach businesses to provide assistance in order to encourage them to continue to invest in their business locally. The department has a commitment to make sure that existing businesses are aware of the many programs and resources available that may assist in overall business climate and growth.

Below are a few ways that Colonial Heights can assist from a local level:
  • Serve as an advocate within the City and assist with necessary regulatory requirements;
  • Assist with permitting for expansion to allow for on-schedule construction;
  • Provide a single point of contact for business services;
  • Help in identifying appropriate contacts for state and federal governments.
To schedule an onsite visit or discuss available resources, please contact the Economic Development Office.

Business Incubation Centers


  • 80amps – Richmond
  • BizWorks Enterprise Center – Richmond
  • Business Center International – Glen Allen
  • RVA Works – Richmond
  • Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center +Biosciences Development Center – Richmond
  • Dominion Resources Innovation Center – Ashland
  • Nottoway County Small Business Incubator – Blackstone
  • Triangle Business and Innovation Center - Williamsburg