Start A Business

King George County Economic Development Authority recognizes the role of small businesses in our local economy and the effect on the overall quality of life in the community. Of the many locations in Virginia, we are thrilled you have chosen King George County to start a business. To assist in what can be a daunting process, the Department of Economic Development & Tourism has put together a Start-up checklist for new business owners and entrepreneurs. This guide’s primary objective is to provide potential business owners and entrepreneurs with an overview of the necessary steps to start a business and where to obtain assistance.

Quick Start Guide

The following is a general process and helpful links to resources for starting a new business.

Business Plan

Finance Your Business

Identify a Location

Choose a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure –
A few examples of business structures are:

  • Sole Proprietor
  • LLC or Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership 


Most businesses require a combination of Federal, State, and Local permits, and licenses to start. The County has produced a developmental guide to give citizens, developers, architects, engineers, and others an overview of what is involved in the development, improvement, and use of land in the County and where help may be obtained. It will cover what is required from you, who you will need to contact, the costs, as well as a general timetable. Our goal is to make the development review process as clear as possible and to assist you in any way that we can.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, the Community Development and Economic Development Departments are here to assist.

List of Contacts

Community Development

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Contact: [email protected]

Commissioner of Revenue

Contact: Regina Puckett [email protected]

SCC or State Corporation Commission

Contact: [email protected]

Virginia ABC

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Rappahannock Department of Health

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Downloadable Documents

Search Available Properties

With a population of just over 26,000 spread across King George’s 113,3920 acres of land, the County has plenty of prime real estate to offer. Property owners in King George enjoy competitive tax rates and abundant natural beauty. The King George Department of Economic Development can assist businesses with identifying suitable locations from which to operate.