What is an Enterprise Zone?
An Enterprise Zone is a specific area identified by Henrico County and approved by the State for targeting incentives to stimulate business development and job growth. Businesses within the Enterprise Zone can take advantage of State and County financial and technical assistance and other incentives for physical improvements to building, parking areas, and signage.
Location of Henrico County Enterprise Zone
To access a map of the Enterprise Zone, click on one of the three maps links described below. In order to view a more detailed map and/or determine whether your business is located within the Henrico County Enterprise Zone there are several options.
- Browse the Enterprise Zone Property List (PDF). Please note that some addresses may not be listed if the business is new or the location is within a shopping center.
- Use the County GIS System to determine whether your business falls within the Enterprise Zone.
- Use the “Search” tab, key in the address after selecting the “Addresses” tab (left of the “Map Tools” tab)
- Select “External Dynamic Map” -> select “PLANNING” -> select “Enterprise Zones”
- If the parcel is located in a pink zone, it is within the Enterprise Zone
- For additional assistance, please call the Henrico Department of Community Revitalization at (804) 501-7615.
Users may enlarge (zoom in) the above maps.
For qualifying projects, Henrico County will provide financial assistance, accelerated development processing, permit and fee waivers, a seven year real estate tax exemption, commercial and industrial rehabilitation grants, employment and training assistance, and technical assistance. A complete list of financial and technical assistance and other incentives available to enterprise zone business is provided in this list .
Will designation as an Enterprise Zone change the zoning of my property?
No, designation as an Enterprise Zone does not change the zoning of your property.
What State incentives are available to these firms?
There are two state grants: job creation and real property investment. These are available in addition to the County incentives outlined in the above list. They can be used in conjunction with Henrico County incentives or separately.
Job Creation Grant
Depending on the wage paid and benefits provided, grants are available for up to $800 per job per year for five years.
Real Property Investment Grant
Businesses making real property improvements in excess of $100,000 for rehabilitation and $500,000 for new construction are eligible for grants up to 20% of the value of the improvement. Maximum amounts available are $100,000 for rehabilitation and $200,000 for new construction.
For additional information on State incentives contact the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program website.
Information about the Enterprise Zone and detailed maps can be reviewed at the Permit Centers in the Eastern and Western Government Centers, at any of the Henrico County public libraries, or at the Department of Community Revitalization. For more information concerning the Henrico County Enterprise Zone or for general information on this subject, call the Henrico Department of
Community Revitalization at (804) 501-7615.