• Economic Development

    Work where you want to live!

    Quality of life. That’s what the Farmville Area is all about. Here you’ll find the perfect balance of work and play, business and family.

    Prince Edward County serves as the commercial hub for the seven-county region in South Central Virginia and serves the market needs of over 176,000 people.  Whether shopping or outdoor activities are the attraction, visitors and residents alike will find a wide variety of retail stores and privately owned companies in the area. In addition, due to its central location, Prince Edward County is within a day's drive of 76% of the nation's population.

    Your Business Grows Here! Cumberland County invites you to experience “Virginia’s Heartland,” an area rich in tradition and resources. A close neighbor to Virginia’s state capitol, Cumberland offers the perfect blend of a peaceful, rural setting with easy accessibility to Virginia’s nearby metropolitan areas. Opportunities abound in Cumberland, one of Richmond's closest neighbors!

    As a leader in regional development, the Town of Farmville is considered the source of innovative thought and expertise with respect to sound economic growth throughout the region. By focusing on a diverse retail sector with special emphasis on small business, a high quality medical services community, and a highly visible system of recreational and tourism opportunities, the Town has seen growth in its tax base, its land area, and its population. Such growth has produced a prosperous Town and Region that is respected throughout the Commonwealth and considered a healthy and desirable place to own a business or industry, live, work, and raise a family.

    This makes the Farmville Area a prime location to locate a business or industry.

    If you are a business owner or manager looking to grow your business in:

    Cumberland County, contact the Community Development office at 804-492-9175 or e-mail Director Greg Baka at for more information.

    The Town of Farmville, contact the Town Manager's office at 434-392-8465.

    Prince Edward County, contact the Economic Development office at 434-391-4809 or email the Director Chelsey White for more information.

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