BREAKING NEWS! 2023 Virginia Main Street and Community Business Launch Grants Announced

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Virginia Main Street (VMS) grants for 16 communities, totaling more than $257,000, and $180,000 in Community Business Launch (CBL) grants for three communities. These awards will help to revitalize historic commercial districts, expand small businesses, train entrepreneurs and bolster local economies across the Commonwealth.

“For over 30 years, the Virginia Main Street program has been critical to economic development, small business growth and job development through the revitalization and preservation of our historic downtown districts. I look forward to seeing the economic opportunity that these projects will spark while preserving and utilizing the historic character of their communities as well.”

– Governor Glenn Youngkin

“The Community Business Launch program enables localities to identify what businesses fit into their vision for the future in their downtown districts and support these businesses beyond the grand opening. This important resource allows us to create and nurture strong local entrepreneurial ecosystems while diversifying our economy and revitalizing our downtowns.”

– Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick

Click here to view a full list of 2023 VMS grantees / awarded projects and learn more!

Click here to view a full list of 2023 CBL grantees / awarded projects and learn more!