City of Staunton
Here you will find everything you need to know about permits, business licenses, tax rates, and other government services. Visit Planning and Inspections, Engineering, and the Commissioner of the Revenue's pages for detailed information.
Staunton Creative Community Fund
The Staunton Creative Community Fund provides training, consulting, and financing to help businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations succeed.
Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC)
The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission provides planning and technical assistance to its member jurisdictions. It also facilitates the Fields of Gold agritourism initiative and offers a variety of demographic reports through its online data center.
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center offers start-up, management, and strategic planning assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs or seasoned business owners.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
VEDP is Virginia’s statewide economic development partnership and world-wide marketing organization. Visit this site to download community profiles or to compare Virginia with other potential locations.
Virginia Department of Business Assistance (DBA)
DBA provides workforce training and financing for Virginia businesses. It also manages the online system for business registration and licensing called BUSINESS ONE STOP. This site has answers about taxation, licensing, growth, and development.
SCORE Chapter 427
The local chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives provides free and confidential business counseling and mentoring for new and small businesses in the Valley.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help navigate initial business applications and resources to help after you open for business, including financing, government contracting, and business advocacy.