For Local Businesses

Are you an existing business located within the City of Roanoke?  If so, thank you for your commitment to the City! There are a number of programs that are available to existing City businesses; please click on the links below to learn more about these resources, or click here to contact the Economic Development Department.


  • Incentive Programs – Listing of incentive programs which may be available to your existing business should you plan to increase employment or investment in your building.
  • Workforce Development Programs – Programs and resources to address your workforce needs.
  • Local Resources – A list of local resources available to existing businesses.
  • Business Visitation Program – The Economic Development Department makes an effort to visit our local businesses as often as possible.  Click here to learn more about the Business Visitation Program and schedule a visit with one of our Economic Development Specialists.
  • Media Center – A collection of videos, press releases, and BizNews editions to keep you up-to-date with business happenings in the City of Roanoke.

Business Owner’s Guide

The departments of Economic Development and Planning, Building, and Development have created a Business Owner’s Guide.  This document will provide your existing City business with a wealth of information and contacts, which will prove valuable should you plan to expand, renovate, or relocate your existing business.

City of Roanoke Business Owner’s Guide