City in contract to purchase Capitol Landing Road shopping center


City officials have identified the Capitol Landing Center as ripe for redevelopment and have approved $770,000 to purchase the parcel as soon as this summer. According to Michele DeWitt, Economic Development Director for the City of Williamsburg, City Council has entered into a contract to purchase the site at the intersection of Capitol Landing Road […]

Peninsula’s Only Google Trusted Photographer Operates in Williamsburg

Neary took panoramic photographs of the Williamsburg Hellenic Center. (screencap via Google Maps)

As the only Google Trusted Photographer on the Peninsula, York County resident Gerry Neary is in high demand as local governments and businesses seek out his unique method of promoting their services. Neary, the owner of Virginia Peninsula Photography, has spent the past four years providing Google 360 Interior Virtual Tours for businesses and governments […]

City Council Adopts $58.48 Million Budget for Fiscal 2017

The Stryker Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony and hosted its first City Council meeting March 7, 2016. (Photos by Matthew Best Photography)

The City of Williamsburg passed a budget for the next year Thursday with few changes since its March unveiling. City Council voted unanimously to adopt a $58.48 million budget – including $34.43 million in operating funds and $12.06 million for capital projects – for fiscal 2017, which begins July 1. The vote came after several opportunities […]

City Gives $10K Back to Economic Development in Adjusted Budget Proposal

The Planning Commission's meeting took place at the Stryker Center Wednesday. (City of Williamsburg)

The City of Williamsburg’s proposed budget for next year has been tweaked to better reflect its commitment to business recruitment, though still falls short of the requested amount for the city’s Economic Development Office. If City Council adopts the fiscal 2017 budget proposal today with the adjustments presented at Monday’s work session, the Economic Development […]

Business Appreciation Award: Nominate Your Favorite City Business

Yes Williamsburg, City EDA

The City of Williamsburg is soliciting nominations for the annual Business Appreciation Award. Each year, the city’s Economic Development Authority recognizes a business for making the city “a better place to live, work and visit.” Last year, Chesapeake Bank won the award, joining past winners such as Ace Hardware, Sal’s by Victor, Aromas and Blue Talon […]

Regional Economic Development Group Launches New Website

A screenshot of the Greater Williamsburg Partnership website.

Businesses looking to locate in the Williamsburg area can find available properties, cost of living data and incentives from all three localities on one website. The Greater Williamsburg Partnership – composed of the Economic Development Authorities from the City of Williamsburg, York County and James City County – announced the launch of its new website in a joint […]