Prince William County Economic Development and the Office of Tourism are dedicated to serving our business community members impacted by COVID-19.


Prince William County has partnered with Virginia Career Works (VCW) – Northern to launch ELEVATE: Building Business and Careers, which provides no-cost employment assistance to meet the needs of our community.  If you are unemployed or underemployed, explore the links below to find career opportunities, training programs, and free resources to help get you back on your feet.
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We are dedicated to serving our business community and those impacted by COVID-19. Our goal is to equip you with tools and resources to succeed despite current setbacks.


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  • Preparing to Reopen
  • Planning Recovery
  • Reimagining the Future

Virginia State Resources and Updates

  • We encourage all businesses to follow Forward Virginia Guidelines for safely reopening. 
  • The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) business web page provides industry-focused information, guidance on employee health, cleaning and disinfection, as well as critical infrastructure resources. 

Prince William County Resources and Updates

  • Prince William County Small Business Micro-Grant: The Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program provides financial grants of up to $10,000 to qualified Prince William County small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more!
  • Development Services Outside Dining Permit: PWC businesses with a current Alcohol and Beverage (ABC) license that wish to pursue outdoor seating under the ABC Response to Temporary Approval of Outside Dining can complete the Temporary Activity Permit (TAP) application form
  • Events, Webinars, and Workshops: Prince William County and the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA) provide a free webinar series, "Beyond COVID-19: NOVA Business Resiliency." Visit the events page to register for more events, webinars, and workshops. 
  • Free Business Counseling Support: If you have questions or need one-on-one guidance preparing your business to reopen, please contact to request an appointment with our Small Business Development Counselors (SBDC). The Virginia SBDC recovery resources page also includes step-by-step tools to reopen.

Federal Resources and Updates

Other Resources

A number of considerations must be made when recovering from the economic impacts of a pandemic. Begin by getting connected with the Prince William County Department of Economic Development to strategize your new future business development. Our County provides FREE one-on-one business counseling and regular workshops for small business development. 

Other Resources

If you feel you should consider closing your business, please contact to request a no-cost, confidential one-on-one appointment with our Small Business Development Counselors (SBDC). You can also review the Closing Considerations page to prepare for that meeting.

Other resources: