Rural Economic Development

Agriculture & Forestry Enterprises

James City County applied for and received the $20,000 grant to help fund the process of identifying the current agriculture and forestry enterprises in the County, assessing the growth potential of the agriculture industry locally, and identifying specific projects that could assist in the growth of agriculture and related industries.

The Rural Economic Development Committee of the EDA is committed to:
  • Assisting existing agriculture- and forestry-based businesses to grow & succeed;
  • Identifying and creating opportunities for new business ventures;
  • Growing and diversifying the local tax base;
  • Enhance tourism via agritourism and specialty food/restaurant businesses; and
  • Identifying and celebrating the uniqueness of James City Count