Hanover County

Hanover County Economic Development recognizes significant economic development growth in a community is generated by existing businesses. To help nurture this growth HCED operates Business First Hanover in coordination with Business First Greater Richmond.

Business First Hanover works closely with local businesses to:

  • Learn company goals and objectives, products and services, and customers and suppliers.
  • Identify common issues, address concerns, and help remove obstacles encountered in daily operations through a connection of multiple resources.
  • Build a better business community by acting on the information received from local business leaders.
  • Say “thank you” to owners for operating their business in Hanover, and make them aware of any future assistance we may be able to provide.

Retaining businesses and fostering existing business growth is an important priority in Hanover County, and HCED assists existing businesses with finding expansion locations in Hanover.

HCED’s Existing Business Manager works with local businesses to provide assistance with numerous issues including permit requirements, workforce development, training, and networking. They also manage the Business First Hanover program and associated volunteers and reports activities to the Hanover County Board of Supervisors to demonstrate how critical local businesses are to Hanover County’s economy. By providing current and up-to-date information through multiple outlets, County businesses can adapt to relevant issues affecting their daily operations.


For information on how to participate as a company, please contact Brandon Turner at bsturner@hanovervirginia.com or 804-365-6459.

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.