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Attention local business owners: Here’s how you can chime in on Williamsburg’s economic development plan

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Economic Development Office)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Economic Development Office)

Business owners in Williamsburg willing to offer their expertise to shape the city’s economic development plan can now do so through a survey.

The city is updating its plan to account for the impacts of the coronavirus, officials said in a news release.

The survey asks business owners how they feel about the city as a place to do business, any challenges they are facing, and how the city can assist them.

The survey can be found here. It closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

Those who enter their email addresses at the end of the survey are placed in a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, according to the news release.

The updated plan will take a comprehensive look at the city and determine the best ways to retain and increase jobs, as well as encourage investment, officials said.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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