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Why Choose Kilmarnock For Your Business

The Broadway of The Northern Neck

Opening a business can be thrilling and frightening all at the same time!  Kilmarnock, is a small town with a pedestrian friendly, walkable downtown with wide sidewalks and small independent merchants. The northern portion of Main Street is the location for chain retailers. Kilmarnock welcomes you and hopes to put some of your fears to rest.  Please explore this section to find out useful information about Kilmarnock that can help in your economic decision making.

A Prime Location For Any Business Operation

Town of Kilmarnock Enterprise Zone

The Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), assists with business development and expansion in specially targeted areas throughout the state called Enterprise Zones.

Land parcels within Kilmarnock’s boundaries are designated part of the Northern Neck Enterprise Zone and are eligible for economic advantages. See the map of the Enterprise Zone for specific parcels. Contact the Town at 804-435-1552 x 3 for more information about a specific parcel. For more information on the Northern Neck Enterprise Zone go to

Virginia Enterprise Zone State Incentives are available to businesses and zone investors who create jobs and invest in real property within the boundaries of enterprise zones.


Qualification for the Job Creation Grant (JCG) is based on permanent full-time job creation over a four job threshold, wage rates of at least 175 percent of the Federal minimum wage (150 percent in HUAs*), and the availability of health benefits. Personal service, retail, food, and beverage positions are not eligible to receive job creation grants. **As of 2010, firms located in High Unemployment Areas (HUAs) may qualify for the JCG at the reduced wage rate threshold of $10.88 (150 percent of the Federal minimum wage). A list of HUAs is provided below in the Helpful Links section of this page.


Town of Kilmarnock Enterprise Zone

Eligibility for the Real Property Investment Grant (RPIG) is based on qualified investments made to commercial, industrial, and mixed-use buildings or facilities located within the boundaries of an enterprise zone. To be eligible for the RPIG, an individual or entity must invest at least $100,000 for rehabilitation or expansion projects and at least $500,000 for new construction projects.

For more information about state incentive eligibility criteria and grant awards please reference the Virginia Enterprise Zone Grant Matrix.

local business incentives

1. Business License fee reductions for new or existing businesses
2. Water and Sewer Rate reductions for new or existing businesses
3. Water and Sewer connection fee reductions for new or existing businesses


The Town of Kilmarnock provides water and sewer service to prime economic development areas within town limits.

Town of Kilmarnock Water & Sewer

Additional Maps, Reports, & Studies

For Tax Map Parcel and Land Record Information, visit
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