Business Services

Business Attraction and Relocation Program 

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Thank you for your interest in relocating your business to Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg.  The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) stands ready to assist you by offering comprehensive site selection and relocation services. 

MCDED professionals pride themselves on ensuring that each company relocation to Montgomery County is a seamless as possible.  Since 2000, MCDED has helped more than 15 companies successfully transition to our community.

MCDED services often provided to companies interested in relocating to Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg include:

  • Identify suitable sites & buildings that meet their requirements
  • Provide detailed community information and statistics
  • Schedule and conduct tours of Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg
  • Identify state and local incentives applicable to the relocation
  • Ensure that all applicable business support programs are leveraged
  • Establish contacts with local and state government agencies that issue permits, and obtain answers to questions that arise
  • Help navigate Montgomery County, Blacksburg or Christiansburg commercial zoning, taxes and other government processes
  • Coordinate workforce development programs to assist with the hiring and training of new employees
  • Placing companies in contact with local utility providers or commercial lenders

MCDED continues to support companies even after a successful relocation project through its Business Retention & Expansion Program.   

To lean more about how the Montgomery County Economic Development Department can help your business, Contact Us Today.

Business Retention & Expansion

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Overview:

Thank you for choosing Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg as your business location. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) appreciates your investment in our community and recognizes the importance of retaining your firm as an employer.

The Business Retention & Expansion Program was created as a way of establishing good relationships and communication with companies in our community.  Economic Development Staff arrange Business Retention visits with Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg companies that are:

  • expanding in the community,
  • new to the area,
  • experiencing challenging issues that affect the success of the business, or
  • at the request of the business owner or manager.

These visits provide companies with a local contact that can help them address their issues or needs. After the Business Retention Visit, Economic Development Staff will provide follow up to any issues or questions that arise during the meeting. Economic Development Staff will remain in contact with the business as appropriate, providing assistance when needed.

MCDED Services

MCDED assists Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg based companies, by:

  • Helping them identify suiteable sites and/or buildings in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg.
  • Assist them navigate Montgomery County, Blacksburg or Christiansburg commercial zoning, taxes and other government processes.
  • Establishing contacts with local and state government agencies that issue permits, and obtain answers to questions that arise.
  • Helping them identify, understand and leverage a wide variety of programs at their disposal (i.e. Business Counceling, Financial Resources, International Trade, Technology Transfer and Workfore).
  • Placing companies in contact with local utility providers or commercial lenders
  • Helping companies facilitate mutually beneficial, collaborative partnerships with other area businesses.

How Can We Assist You?

For more information about MCDED's Existing Business Program or to schedule a business retention visit, contact:

Brenda Rigney, Project Manger
Montgomery County, VA
Department of Economic Development
755 Roanoke St, Suite 2H
Christiansburg, VA. 24073
Phone: 540-382-5732
Email: rigneybb@montgomerycountyva.gov

Contact Us

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to companies interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Contact us today!