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Economic development rumors can be crazy, fun, and sometimes true!  Plan to attend the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce's Blueprint Virginia and Economic Development Outlook Breakfast on June 18th. You will be able to hear in person the truths and untruths of recent activity in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro...as well as find out what this picture is all about! 


Join us on June 18th, and let us know what you've heard!

To register with the Chamber, click here.

Amanda Glover

Director of Economic Development

aglover@co.augusta.va.us; 540-245-5619 (office) 

Fields of Gold website
New interactive maps and more

The Valley's agritourism efforts are blooming!  Fields of Gold announces the launch of its new interactive website at www.fieldsofgold.org.  Go pick strawberries, pet a cow, buy some cheese or find a local wine festival!  The Valley is your oyster.  Click here to explore!

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Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART)

GART wants to help! Small businesses in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro looking to boost their marketing programs can participate in a pilot grant program to begin this summer. The pilot program will be offering up to eight grants at $2,500 per grant for tourism businesses concurrently applying for Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) funds. For more information on the VTC program, click here.


Applicants will be able to submit the same application for both the VTC grant as well as the GART grant; the GART application deadline will be three weeks prior to the VTC deadline.

GART deadline: July 8
VTC deadline: July 29

For more information regarding the GART grant, contact:

Amanda Glover



Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism
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