Starting A Business

Goochland County has the prime conditions for starting and growing a business:
  • Competitive tax rates
  • Collaborative business community
  • Excellent highway access
  • Bright, skilled workforce
In addition to these advantages, we have friendly, accessible staff members that are here to help you navigate the start-up process. Goochland County Economic Development will guide you each step of the way, from identifying a location to applying for permits or licenses and beyond.

Additionally, the Economic Development team works closely with the Community Development department to offer guidance to companies throughout the permitting process. This assistance can help your project proceed smoothly, ensuring that all the required permits are in place when the business is ready to occupy the facility. 

Please contact our office with any questions you may have.

Start-Up Resources


To help you in the initial stages of launching your business, we've compiled a list of resources below. The list is not by any means exhaustive, but does provide a good starting point.

For assistance and other resources, please contact us today.

Goochland County Resources

  • Building Inspections
    Phone: 804-556- 5815
  • Commissioner of Revenue
    Phone: 804-556-5807
  • Community Development
    Phone: 804-556-5860
  • County Administration
    Phone: 804-556-5811
  • Environmental and Land Development Review
    Phone: 804-556-5860
  • Planning and Zoning
    Phone: 804-556-5860
  • Public Utilities
    Phone: 804-556-5835
  • Purchasing
    Phone: 804-556-5802