Chesterfield County

Everyone wins when local businesses are successful! Chesterfield County has joined forces with our regional partners at the Greater Richmond Partnership to create the Business First program.

Business First Chesterfield is a team of county economic development staff who interview local companies throughout the year. These surveys provide the opportunity to discuss successes, obstacles, and needed resources.

The goal of Business First Chesterfield is to grow the local economy by connecting local businesses with the tools needed to thrive. Outreach and resources are customized to the needs of each business.

The program’s multiple components work together to create a proactive support system that encourages growth, job creation and investment. Assistance offered through the program is varied but typical services include:

  • Expansion support
  • Connection to state and local incentive programs
  • Facility, utilities and equipment needs
  • Exporting and international trade
  • Workforce recruiting and training
  • Business planning
  • Financing

Business is our first priority. Set up an appointment with a Business First team member in Chesterfield today and share your story!


For information on how to participate as a company, please contact Tina Shreve at or 804-318-8564.

The Business First Visit

So you've decided to participate in a Business First visit. We're looking forward to talking to you!

This is a great oppurtunity to voice your opinion, connect with resources that might help your business today, and form a lasting relationship with your local economic development department for any needs that may arise in the future.