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Dec 11

Virginia Enterprise Zone “How to Qualify & Apply” Workshop

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 10:29 AM by Communications Department

Registration is now open

12-11 vezThe Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) Program is a state and local partnership and a critical tool in supporting business expansion and location in Newport News. On Tuesday, January 9, the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is conducting a free workshop on "How to Qualify & Apply" for the Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) incentives at the Slover Library in Norfolk. The state incentives include a Real Property Investment Grant and a Job Creation Grant. For more information on the state, and local, VEZ incentives, visit

The city boasts two enterprise zones and continues to be among the top users in the state, consistently leveraging a significant share of grant dollars set aside to support growth of qualifying businesses.  All of the city’s industrial and business parks are within these Zones as well as a significant number of Newport News businesses. For maps of the zones, visit

You can register for How to Qualify & Apply at  the DHCD website.  If you have questions, contact Mallory Butler the Local Zone Administrator & Senior Economic Analyst at  or 757- 597-2840 ext. 6.