Virginia Beach Economic Development

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Business Services

Launch Virginia Beach will help you find the resources you need, from writing a business plan to getting a license and identifying new markets.

The HIVE - Business Resource Center

The HIVE offers mentorship, networking, and a variety of fundamental resources to support an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Virginia Beach.

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SWaM Business Office

The City's SWaM Business Office is dedicated to the growth and development of small, women and minority-owned businesses.

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Zoning Tips

All business license applications must be approved by zoning. A conditional use permit is needed in zoning districts where the location, design or configuration of a proposed use could negatively impact neighboring properties.

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Choosing a Location

Deciding on a business location is one of the most important decisions a small business owner or startup will make.

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Building Permits

Both commercial and residential construction require building permits.

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Business License

All businesses must contact the Virginia Beach Commissioner of the Revenue’s office prior to opening and obtain a business license.

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Tax Relief Topics

Virginia Beach may provide tax relief for residents.

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Workforce

From strong public and private partnerships and customized apprenticeship programs to professional development classes, various regional organizations are collaborating to ensure employers have the right workforce.

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