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Incentives
Virginia is all about business and making deals happen. As such, Virginia's localities have a host of financing options and incentive tools available to help create win-win opportunities for its communities and business partners alike.

For a comprehensive guide to Virginia’s business incentives, please see A Virginia Guide To Business Incentives.

Enterprise Zone Program -- Dinwiddie County
  • Expedition of all permits for the Company when construction and/or expansion opportunities come to pass. 
  • Dinwiddie County will waive the costs associated with building permits and site review.
  • Dinwiddie County will reduce the cost of connecting to public water and sewer (to be equivalent to a 5/8 inch meter charge).
  • A seven year grant based on the value of business’s certified recycling equipment. 
  • The county will proactively protect the enterprise zone’s appearance and economic viability through aggressive code enforcement
  • A full (100%) or partial exemption of BPOL fees is available from the Commissioner of Revenue for a five year period (maximum of five years). Full exemption only applies to companies new to Dinwiddie County; however existing companies which are already located in Dinwiddie County, the tax and fee relief period shall begin in the tax year after the business qualifies for the relief and shall last for four additional years, or as long as the business remains within any enterprise zone in Dinwiddie County, whichever period is shorter.

Tobacco Region Incentives Grant Program Objectives
View the list of incentive programs in the region:
  • Economic Development Program - Building regional economic development capacity to diversify the economic base through creation or improvement of sites, buildings and utility infrastructure, workforce training facilities, tourism infrastructure etc. Two economic development committees exist, one for each region (note that Southside Economic Development funds are distributed under a formula that allocates the funds based on tobacco employment, warehousing and quota in each locality).   
  • Special Projects - Implement projects that are innovative in nature and regional in their impacts.
  • Education - Prepare citizens for new-economy employment through GED and workforce development, higher education scholarship programs for the two regions, and competitive grants to community colleges and other educational entities.  
  • Agribusiness - Encourage regional efforts that reduce dependency on tobacco and provide value-added crops, livestock, products, facilities, etc.
  • Reserve - Use commission dollars to attract non-Commission dollars (e.g., federal stimulus) to projects in Southside and Southwest Virginia.
  • Research and Development - Provide a cost-shared incentive to attract public and private research and commercialization projects to the tobacco region.