Business Incentives

Orange County IncentivesOrange County is committed to supporting the area’s economic development goals. To this end, there has been participation in local, state and federal incentives policies by the Orange County Economic Development Authority and the Orange County Board of Supervisors for many years. Our goal is for the incentives we provide to make good economic sense for both the citizens of Orange County and the businesses located in Orange, existing and new. The primary considerations for incentives are the intrinsic value of the project to the industrial/business base in Orange County, number of employees, average annual wages, total annual payroll, and amount of investment.

If you are considering an expansion or new location in Orange County, please contact the Office of Economic Development at 540-672-1238 to learn more.

Economic Development Incentive Policy

  • Real Estate Improvement Tax Grant
  • Manufactures Machinery & Tool's Tax Grant
  • Service Industry Business Personal Property Tax Grant
  • Retail and Accommodation Sales Tax Grant
  • Discounted Pricing on County Owned Land
  • Encourage Diversified Retail
  • Fast-Track Plan Review & Permit Fee Waivers
  • Advance Start-ups
  • Temporary Office Space
  • Red Carpet Roll Out
  • Real Estate Development Cost Grant
  • Significant Investment Incentive

Download the full Economic Development Incentive Policy.  To apply for any of the Economic Development Incentives listed above, please fill out the Economic Development Incentive application and mail to the Office of Economic Development, P.O. Box 111, Orange, VA 22960 or email

Incentives Offered Through the Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia’s incentive programs reduce the costs of opening or expanding a business facility, and we work enthusiastically to assist employers who choose to put down roots and grow in the Commonwealth. We view incentives as an investment in Virginia’s economic future and a business opportunity for both the Commonwealth and the company. For inquiries or for more information regarding Virginia incentives, please contact the Orange County Economic Development Office.  

Incentives offered through the Commonwealth include:

  • Discretionary Incentives
  • Financial Assistance
  • Infrastructure Assistance
  • Recruitment & Training Incentives
  • Regional & Local Assistance
  • Tax Incentives

For printable guidelines, instructions, and applications for available state incentives mentioned above and others, please visit Virginia Economic Development Partnership.


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