Staunton offers several local funding options for small business:

Staunton Creative Community FundInvesting locally

The Staunton Creative Community Fund offers loans, knowledge and community to help people start and grow small businesses and nonprofits in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and beyond.

The Staunton Enterprise Zone…Helping the Growth and Expansion of Business in the City of Staunton

The Staunton Enterprise Zone provides incentives to encourage new business location and existing business expansion within a targeted geographic area.  Incentives include everything from grants, interest rate buy-downs on start-up/expansion loans, technology, connnection fee refunds, amenity packages, scholarship, partial marketing cost reimbursements, and tax exemptions.  You can review the program in the lastest Staunton EZone Brochure.