Sponsors, trainers, mentors, and more are helping Waynesboro entrepreneurs grow and flourish.
Grow Waynesboro would not be possible without the collaborative support of many participants. The sponsors below represent our flagship partners and major contributors. Over the coming months, we will also be engaging local businesses and nonprofits who wish to support future Waynesboro entrepreneurs. If you are interested in joining our community of support, please contact Greg Hitchin for additional information.
City of Waynesboro Economic Development
Grow Waynesboro is a project of the City of Waynesboro’s Economic Development Department. We are pleased to launch Grow Waynesboro as a small business celebration and grants give-away, but we look forward to working with all Grow Waynesboro participants as we expand the initiative in the coming years into an ever growing and comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial development services.
Waynesboro High School
A huge thank you to the Waynesboro High School Advanced Marketing class students and instructors who played an instrumental role in interviewing and engaging Waynesboro residents about the local businesses they’d like to see open and thrive in our community. Their video interviews can be viewed on Grow Waynesboro’s See It blog.
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Funding for Grow Waynesboro grants and training opportunities is provided by a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development through its Building Entrepreneurial Economies (BEE) program. BEE provides grants and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and local governments that plan and implement innovative, comprehensive, strategic and sustainable business development strategies that support local and regional asset-based economic development.