Virginia entrepreneurs to ‘swim with the sharks’ at Stryker Center

(Courtesy Elias Levy/Flickr)

Williamsburg residents will soon have the chance to watch entrepreneurs go swimming with the sharks. The Stryker Center will host the “Virginia Shark Tank” — an event that aims to showcase statewide entrepreneurs, and market their budding businesses to Historic Triangle investors. According to a press release from Ignition Business Accelerator, “Virginia Shark Tank” will […]

City EDA issues demolition grant to raze vacant Days Inn

The former Days Inn has sat vacant and idle since closing four years ago. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A building that has stood along Richmond Road since 1964 will soon be demolished. Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to approve a demolition grant application submitted by the owners of the former Days Inn on Richmond Road. The Days Inn, sandwiched between Red Lobster and the Hampton Inn and Suites, […]

EDA and Thomas Nelson partner for culinary workforce development

(Courtesy Thomas Nelson Community College.)

The Economic Development Authorities of James City County and the City of Williamsburg are partnering with Thomas Nelson Community College on a workforce development program for residents seeking a career in culinary arts. The JCC and City EDAs each contributed $5,000 to help fund ChefsGO 1.0, a pilot training program open to students 18 years […]

Demolition of Williamsburg Super 8 begins

Crews used heavy equipment to begin demolishing the Super 8 Wednesday morning. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A fixture of downtown Williamsburg will soon be reduced to rubble. The demolition of the city-owned Super 8 motel began Wednesday morning, according to Economic Development Director Michele Dewitt. The Super 8, located at 1233 Richmond Road, was constructed in 1963 and purchased by the city in August.  City Council unanimously agreed to spend $3 million […]

Williamsburg EDA moves to join regional partnership, stimulate local business


Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority approved two motions during a meeting Wednesday — and both have the potential to assist local business owners. At Wednesday’s EDA meeting, board members voted unanimously in favor of formalizing their plans to join the Greater Williamsburg Partnership. The GWP will be governed by a Board of Directors that includes EDA directors, members […]

Craft brewery coming to JCC Marina

The entrance to the JCC Marina. (Photo courtesy of James City County)

A destination craft brewery is coming to the James City County Marina. Dave Baum, a James City County resident and founder of Billsburg Brewery, signed a lease Tuesday morning to establish the brewery at the marina. “It’s been the idea and the dream for years, and it’s all coming together,” Baum said. The IT professional […]

JCC Authorizes EDA to Lease Marina Property

The Jamestown Yacht Basin

Supporters of the Jamestown Yacht Basin say James City County officials should direct resources to the “wet part” of the marina, rather than the “dry part,” which the Board of Supervisors authorized the Economic Development Authority to lease last week. The board voted 4 to 1 to allow the EDA to lease about 10 acres of […]