By Locality

Some kinds of business localities have special requirements, licenses and practices that are unique to that area. The SBDC has specialized information and resources focused on local counties, town and city requirements.

City of Winchester

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Key Contacts

Clarke County


Key Contacts

  • Felicia Hart- Economic Development Director, 540-955-5107;  [email protected]
  • Inspections:  (540) 955-5112

Fauquier County


Key Contacts


Beverly Pullen Business Coordinator (540) 422-8270

Town of Warrenton (540) 422-8270

Business Incubators

Fauquier Enterprise Centers – Marshall & Vint Hill Jennifer Goldman (540) 422-8270

George Mason Enterprise Center – Downtown Warrenton Renee Younes [email protected] 540.216.7100

Frederick County

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Patrick Barker Economic Development Director [email protected] ( 540) 665-0973

Kathy Corbitt Administrator of Business Division 540-722-8336 [email protected]

Heidi Largent Account Clerk – Business License 540-722-8329

Shenandoah County

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Key Contacts

Director of Tourism & Economic Development – Jenna French Director  [email protected] 540-459-6227

Business Retention & Expansion Manager – Stephanie Lillard [email protected] 540-459-1822


Key Contacts

Strasburg Economic Development & Marketing – Olivia Hilton [email protected] 540-465-9197

Warren County

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Key Contacts

Warren County Business Licenses – Deanna Heishman 540-635-2651 ext. 200

Warren County Economic Development Executive Director – Joe Petty [email protected] 540.252.0050







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Business License Town of Woodstock:

Sign Permits:

Starting a business:



Key Contacts

Woodstock Enhancement Coordinator – Katie Mercer [email protected] 540-459-3621

Woodstock Urban Designer & Neighborhood Planner: Lemuel Hancock [email protected] 540-459-3621