Tourism

James City County is both constantly evolving and historic, a world all it’s own and remarkably convenient to everything Williamsburg and Hampton Roads has to offer.  Our community is a destination enticing visitors with tales of the old days and opportunities for exciting, unique vacations, stay-overs or day trips.

The personification of our state slogan “Virginia is for Lovers,” one can enjoy everything from beaches and eco-tourism, to our world-renowned theme park or fine dining. With strong economic development agencies recognizing how much James City County offers, we’re leading the way for entrepreneurial ventures, expansion of operations and pursuing the highest level of excellence for those in our community.

In January 2012, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Tourism Zone that encompasses all of James City County.

The Tourism Zone allows James City County to support and encourage new and existing tourism business. As part of the County’s continued commitment to this important industry segment and to our existing businesses, the County has established a Tourism Zone. The Zone boundaries include all of James City County and provide incentives to both new and existing qualified businesses. Potential incentives include: a reduction of selected development fees; a Business, Professional and Occupancy License (BPOL) grant; a Business Tangible Personal Property grant and Expedited Review

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to review the Tourism Zone Ordinance.

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To view JCC’s Tourism Zone flyer, please click here.

To apply for Tourism Zone incentives, please complete the attached application.


Conference Facilities

James City County has earned an international reputation for the quality of its accommodations and conference centers. Presidents, premiers and prime ministers have met in Williamsburg. The Business Council, comprised of corporate leaders of America’s top 100 companies, meets in Williamsburg twice a year to discuss public policy.

James City County is supported by four conference centers and 13 hotels providing a variety of accommodations for the thousands of business travelers, convention participants and vacationers who arrive here daily.
Conference Centers Include:

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