Have a dream to start a new business? We’re here to help you launch it.


We know there are dreams, ideas, and inspirations for new Waynesboro businesses hiding in the hearts and minds of friends and neighbors alike.

Our job is to unleash that energy.

If you’ve dreamed it, we want to hear about it!


What services does Grow Waynesboro offer?

Grow Waynesboro was originally founded as a start-up business competition, awarding grant funding to new entrepreneurs making their home in Waynesboro. While this continues to be one of our flagship programs, outside of our start-up grant competition cycles we also offer a Guide to Starting a Small Business, training and mentorship opportunities, Enterprise Zone Grants, Facade Grants, Historic Tax Credits for building renovations, special incentives in our Tourism Development Zone, Revolving Loan Fund for business development loans, Sidewalk and Landscaping grants, and more.

How do I learn more?

If you’re ready to move your business idea forward, we’d love to hear from you, as we work to match you with available resources and incentives.

Contact us at
City of Waynesboro Office of
Economic Development & Tourism
301 West Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 942-6644


Are Others Dreaming About Your Business Plan?

Quite possibly!  If you’ve ever wondered what some of your friends and neighbors have dreamed about as new businesses for themselves, their children, and their community, check out these interviews below. Waynesboro is clear:  want to see and support amazing new businesses in our local economy, including ones like yours!