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    Department of Economic Development and Tourism releases Electronic Marketing Checklist

    Tourism-related businesses can utilize the electronic marketing checklist to use Virginia.org, VisitFred.com, and other social media platforms.



    City of Fredericksburg Getting a Solid Return on Incentives

    Study shows that city gets $8 in tax revenue for every $1 paid out. (Press Release)


    Economic Development Authority JumpStart! and Facade Matching Grants (Deadlines:  March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and December 1st)


    Businesses, arts organizations, not-for-profit organizations and event sponsors are encouraged to discuss their projects with the Economic Development and Tourism Department, please contact Amy Peregoy (E-mail Ms. Peregoy) or call (540) 372-1216.
    JumpStart! Grant Guidelines and Application
    Façade Matching Grants Criteria and Application  



    E-Commerce Business Assistance Matching Grants Program 

    To learn more about the Economic Development Authority’s New 50/50 e-Commerce Matching Grants program to benefit existing small businesses and non-profit organizations with improved websites. 



    Fredericksburg is Named SBA's Small Business Community of the Year


    Fredericksburg has been named the “Small Business Community of the Year” by the Richmond office of the Small Business Administration.


    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Richmond District Office will honor Fredericksburg as one of the SBA’s 2013 Small Business Communities of the Year at its annual Small Business Week awards luncheon, “Stand up for Small Business” on Monday, June 24 from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Richmond Westin Hotel.  (Press Release) 



    Fredericksburg Businessman Wins SBA's Virginia's Small Business Person of the Year


    Jason Cohen, president of ILM Corp., was named Virginia's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office.


    Mr. Cohen will recieve this honor during the SBA's awards luncheon, "Stand up for Small Business" on Monday, June 24 at the Richmond Westin Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m.  (Press Release)



    Fredericksburg EDA Awarded Statewide Honor for Downtown Revitalization Program


    The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority received a statewide 2013 Award of Excellence in the Commercial Revitalization Plans and Streetscapes Category at the Virginia Downtown Development Association’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 4, in Petersburg.  (Press Release)



    City of Fredericksburg, UMW Foundation Awarded Statewide Honor for Eagle Village Hotel  


    The City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington Foundation received a statewide 2013 Community Economic Development Award at the Virginia Economic Developers Association’s spring conference on Friday, March 29, in Charlottesville. (Press Release)   

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