New Business Resources

Essential Guide to Business

If you are a starting a new business, please visit our Essential Guide to Business (PDF). It should help answer any questions you may have as you open your business.

If you would like to view the full document online, please visit the Essential Guide to Business here.

Ribbon Cuttings

If you are a new business and you would like the County to help you coordinate a ribbon cutting, you may view our Ribbon Cutting Guide.

Other Resources

Please visit our Business Support page for additional local, regional, state and federal resources:

Add your business to our Business Directory

If you are visiting this site after receiving your business license, we welcome you to James City County! You may view an electronic copy of the Welcome Business letter here.

Please consider posting your business information to our Business Directory.

You may also want to consider filling out our survey to be listed on as a New Business. Please fill out the survey here and return it to

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