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Loudoun Creates Team to Help New Businesses

The move is part of an attempt to make the county more user friendly for the business community.

Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors – boards past and present – have long expressed a need to make doing business in the county easier.

The county’s new Business Assistance Team was created to help accomplish that desire. The team consists of personnel from several departments who specialize in particular areas of the commercial development process, such as permitting, licensing, mapping or zoning among others.

“Our goal is to provide a seamless and coordinated experience for our business customers, regardless of which department the customer contacts first,” said Barbara Zimmerman, Assistant Director of the Department of Building and Development, who is serving as the leader of the Business Assistance Team. “Our team members will participate in cross-departmental trainings that will emphasize coordination, follow-through and accountability to the customer.”

The team also is partnering with other organizations, such as the Town of Leesburg's Department of Economic Development and the Loudoun Small Business Development Center, to explain the current initiatives and to advise the public as to where they can get answers to business-related questions.

More information about the Business Assistance Team can be found online at www.loudoun.gov/businessassistance.

Martha Polkey January 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM
What is good for one class of businesses can be bad for another. This action shows the Board of Supervisors is only interested in being friendly to the development industry, which gives them large campaign contributions. What that class of businesses wants to do is get around all of the rules set for the common good, and that by the way increase congestion and raise taxes.

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