Economic Development

Rich Creek Corporate Park SignThe Patrick County Office of economic development is a department of the County government.

Patrick County really is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. The area is world renowned for its beautiful scenery and its friendly citizens. For the corporate community, Patrick County offers educated, hard-working employees and a low-cost environment in which to do business.

 Patrick County boasts a quality of life unrivaled in Virginia and possibly the country. Our schools have consistently proven to be among the state's elite. Our health care system is innovative and comprehensive. We are a unique combination of contemporary, cutting edge services and thinking, while retaining the charm of traditional small town America in its friendliest form.

We hope you will accept our invitation to learn more about what Patrick County, Virginia can do to help you be more successful. Come join the Patrick County business family.

Economic Development
106 Rucker Street
P.O. Box 466
Stuart, Virginia 24171
Ph: (276) 694-8367
Fax: (276) 694-2160

Debbie Foley 

Economic Development Director

dfoley@co.patrick.va.us

Starting a Business

Starting a business is very exciting, but it can also be quite challenging and overwhelming at times. There are several resources that can be utilized to help with the process as you formulate your business plan. If you are considering the Town of Stuart as a location for your business, be sure to contact Terry Tilley, Town Manager, at 276-694-3811 to determine any requirements, such as a Town Business License, and/or zoning questions within the Town limits. Patrick County does not have zoning and does not require a business license. The resources below will be helpful with any questions regarding the legal business process in Virginia.

Commonwealth of Virginia's buisness-one-stop page

Longwood Small Business Development Center

State Corporation Commission

West Piedmont Business Development Center

Virginia Workforce

Virginia Department of Taxation

Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diveristy

Virginia Employment Commission