• Economic Development / Legislative

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    The Economic Development / Legislative Committee meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Chamber office

    Core Areas of Focus

     

    The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce through our Economic Development and Legislative Committee have identified these core areas of focus for the County of Fauquier and the Towns of Warrenton, Remington and The Plains:

                    a)  Infrastructure in Service Districts (sewer, water , power, gas)

                    b) Broadband Access throughout the County

                    c) Promoting Tourism

                    d) Workforce Development

                                    1) Education

                                    2) Public Transportation

                                    3) Immigration

     

    Virginia Legislative Priorities 2016-2017

    Adopted November 16, 2016

    Affordable Broadband Services

    • Continue and expand state funding and federal pass-through funds supporting strategic development of providing rural broadband

       

    Economic Green Zones

    • Authorization for county tax incentives and fee waivers for companies that contribute to energy efficiency and/or exercise sound environmental practices

       

    Green Initiatives

    • Adopt green incentives for businesses at the state level

       

    Funding increases for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)

    • Expand pursuit of companies to locate to Virginia and help existing businesses to trade overseas

       

    VDOT Funding for Road Improvements

    • Intersection at Rt. 29 and Rt. 215 (Vint Hill Rd.)

    • Rt. 28

       

    Unfunded Mandates

    • Stop imposing additional unfunded state mandates on localities

     

    Chamber Broadband Position Statement

     

    The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, the strongest voice of business in the County, is fully supportive of the proposed allocation of $20M over 5 years in the Capital Improvements Plan for improving broadband access to the businesses and households within the County.

     

    The Fauquier Chamber consists of 500 members and over 2500 employees and is completely focused on, and a resource for, the business, government, and community interests of local business. As such, our vision is to create a dynamic and flourishing business environment here in our community.  Increased accessibility to broadband helps fulfill that vision.

     

    The Chamber encourages the County to observe sound, business minded practices with the planning, implementation, and maintenance of the initiative and we pledge to provide the experience and business savvy of our most innovative members as resources for the planning and implementation process. It is recommended that the County update the telecommunications code to accommodate this initiative and seek opportunities to partner with other entities’ broadband projects to minimize duplication of efforts.  We are committed to the success of this project!

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    Follow this link to view activities, presentations, and reports related to the County Broadband Advisory Committee

     

     

  • Resources

    Economic Development

    Fauquier County Department of Economic Development
    http://www.fauquierbusiness.com/

    Town of Warrenton Department of Economic Development
    http://www.warrentonva.gov/government/departments/economic_development/

    Local Legislation

    Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
    http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/boards-committees/board-of-supervisors

    Warrenton Town Council
    http://www.warrentonva.gov/government/town_council/

    Remington Town Council
    http://www.remington-va.gov/town/council/

    The Plains Town Council
    http://www.theplainsvirginia.org/town-hall

    Fauquier Statistics

    Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
    www.rrregion.org

    Fauquier County & Surrounding Areas

    Fauquier County Agriculture Development Department
    www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/agdev

    Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Commuter Services
    www.rrcommute.org

    Fauquier Family Shelter
    www.fauquierfamilyshelter.org

    Fauquier Hospital
    www.fauquierhealth.org

    Fauquier County Government
    www.fauquiercounty.gov

    Fauquier Library
    www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/library/

    Lord Fairfax Community College
    www.lfcc.edu

    Town of Warrenton
    www.warrentonva.gov

    Vint Hill Business Park
    www.vinthill.com

     

    Local Area Chambers of Commerce

    Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce
    http://www.culpeperchamber.com/

    Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
    www.frontroyalchamber.com

    Prince William County Chamber of Commerce
    http://www.pwchamber.org

    Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
    www.loudounchamber.org

    Virginia Chamber of Commerce
    www.vachamber.com

     

    Job Assistance

    Americas Job Bank
    www.ajb.org

    Nations Job
    www.nationjob.com

    Virginia Employment Commission
    www.vec.state.va.us

     

    Miscellaneous

    Better Business Bureau
    www.richmond.bbb.org

    Center for Innovative Technology
    www.cit.org

    Department of Business Assistance
    www.dba.state.va.us

    Department of Consumer Affairs
    www.vdacs.state.va.us

    Small Business Administration
    www.sba.gov

    The Virginia Film Office
    www.film.virginia.org/

    Virginia Tourism Corp.
    www.virginia.org