Our Perspective
Spotlight on Augusta County's Major Employers


Augusta County runs on quality businesses. We are blessed with a thriving, diverse business base that provides our citizens with great job opportunities and keeps our unemployment rate consistently
low (currently at 4.6%). With Taylor and Boody Organ Builders celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and with Augusta Health's 20th anniversary this month, I'm inspired by all of the employers in this area who have unfailingly given back to the community through investment, jobs, and quality of life amenities.

Augusta County's top five manufacturing/distribution employers (Hershey Chocolate, McKee Foods, Target Distribution, Daikin and Hollister) collectively employ nearly 4,000 people. But, those names and numbers are just the beginning. Every single business in Augusta County, both large and small, contributes to the quality community that we all enjoy and call home. The complete list of the 50 largest employers in Augusta County is remarkable, and if your company is looking for information such as this list, we are always happy to run data reports.

I'm proud to work in a community with so many incredible businesses, and I look forward to continuing to help support economic development efforts now and in the future. Whether you're celebrating your first or your 50th anniversary of doing in business in Augusta County - thank you!

Amanda Glover

Economic Development Director



One Wednesday a month, One Workshop at a time

Check Your Financials!

This 4-part SBDC workshop series continues with the second workshop to be held on September 17th.   This session will be held at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona and is free to all attendees.  

Wed., September 17, 8:15a.m.-11:30a.m.: Check-Up for your Business' Financial Well-Being 


Sign up today through the SBDC and keep your eye out for the remainder of the workshops in this series!


Wed., October 15, 8:15a.m.-11:30a.m.: Managing Human Resources in Growth Companies
Wed., November 19, 8:15a.m.-11:30a.m.: 
Business Growth Through Innovation


For more information and to RSVP, please click on any of the above links, click on the SBDC site here or call the SBDC at 540-568-3227.

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Shenandoah Valley Partnership Education and Training Database


This database is the solution for any local employer looking for employee training opportunities. It is a comprehensive listing of programs offered by local tech schools, colleges, and universities and is a one-stop search.


Access the Database here


Take a moment and look through the available courses for your employees!


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