communities, historic districts and rural settings. James City County offers all of the amenities and services of a major metropolitan area, with a warm charm and appeal.
Synonymous with Shopping
James City County has long been synonymous with specialty and discount shopping, making it a visitor destination in its own right. The Richmond Road corridor, west of Williamsburg, is bustling with name-brand outlets and unique independent shops. For example, Premium Outlets continues to be Southeastern Virginia’s most popular shopping destination and one of the busiest outlet centers in the nation. Also, one of Virginia’s shopping landmarks, the Williamsburg Pottery, includes 160,000 square feet of shopping area, stretching over a half- mile corridor along Richmond Road. In the heart of the County, Monticello Avenue has quickly established a reputation for quality retail and office space. New Town, a 300-acre new urbanism development has added approximately 550,000 square feet of retail, office, and hospitality space to the County’s inventory. Discovery Business Park, a 65-acre technology/business park adjacent to New Town and developed in collaboration with the College of William and Mary, provides businesses with numerous opportunities including close proximity to the College of William and Mary and the Regional Business and Technology Incubator. Monticello Market Place, Courthouse Commons and Windsor Meade Market Place
A Business Destination
James City County offers a wide variety of real estate options that can support a broad range of companies. The general commercial and industrial base continues to expand as companies are becoming aware of the advantages that visitors and residents have experienced for years. James City County’s strong industrial base includes several prominent companies, including A-B InBev, Ball Metal, Lumber Liquidators, Northrop Grumman, OwensIllinois, Smithfield Foods, and Walmart Import Distribution Center. Additionally, a robust tourism and hospitality industry continues to support hotel, restaurant, resort and general recreation development. All of which has sustained the County’s economic strength. Strategically located between the Richmond and Norfolk MSAs, companies are finding James City County to be the right destination for their business. Industrial, distribution, and technology-based companies are building and expanding upon the region’s growing and diversified economy. James City County offers companies a wide range of office, industrial and flex space, ready-to-go business sites, a fast-track permitting process and Enterprise and Tourism incentive zones tailored to meet the needs of any size business. Combine this with a positive attitude by elected and appointed officials, and you can see why James City County is a world-class business location. For more information, please contact the James City County Office of Economic Development at (757) 253-6607 or visit us at www.yesjamescitycountyva.com.
Busch Corporate Center courtesy of Guernsey, Tingle Architects
courtesy of Whitney cox
are home to several well-known retailers. Additionally, Settler’s Market is a mixed use center incorporating 350,000 square feet of retail and office, with residential flats and townhouses. These exciting developments are adding to the reasons to live, work, shop, and play in James City County.
Williamsburg Environmental Group Building
SunTrust Bank at New Town
New Town Photos courtesy of james city county
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