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 Sales Tax Grant
  • Accommodations Tax Grant
  • Discounted Pricing on County Owned Land
  • Encourage Entrepreneurship
  • 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 Town of Orange Industrial Development Authority - Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) Program

The Town of Orange provides an up-to-$1,000.00 reimbursement grant to building and business owner tenants of commercial and/or mixed-use buildings as matching funds for building owners who apply and complete façade improvements (detailed below). Awardees of the Town façade improvement grant are eligible to apply for a FIG-PLUS grant, which is a separate reimbursement grant of up to an additional $1,000.00 in funds, for projects costing more than $2,000.00.  For questions or more information, please contact John Cooley, Director of Community Development for the Town of Orange at (540) 672-6917 or  Full Program guidelines and application can be found on the Town of Orange website.

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.

Orange County Tourism Cooperative Marketing Grant Program

Through collaboration and enhanced messaging, the Orange County Tourism Department's goal is to promote a sought-after quality of life for residents and a memorable destination for visitors. Partnerships with the tourism industry are an important component of the Department. Related small businesses and other community organizations are crucial to the success of the department and our destination. Successful collaborations with businesses and community organizations consistently result in increased visitor spending and contribute to the overall economic health of Orange County. 

To this end, the Orange County Tourism Department offers a matching 1:1 reimbursement grant, up to $5,000, that leverages Orange County Economic Development dollars with matching funds provided by the applicant requesting the cooperative funding for their proposed marketing project. 

Download the full Tourism Cooperative Marketing Grant Program.
Download the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Grant Application and scoring Rubric.

For questions or more information, please contact Orange County Tourism at (540) 661-5324 or


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