Industrial Businesses

Industrial Enhancement Grant

Industrial Enhancement Grant (IEG) is a grant designed for business that utilize advanced manufacturing techniques and provide jobs paying wages above the median income of the Danville region. Generally, the businesses that are recruited and receive funds are in review stages of their project life cycle.

IEG Amounts

$350/Job

Each Year for 5 years

For wages between $20-39/HR + Benefits

$500/Job

Each Year for 5 years

For wages at or above $40/HR + Benefits

IEG Requirements:
  • Certified documentation by a Virginia licensed CPA is required
  • At least 20 new permanent full-time employees
  • Minimum taxable capital investment of $1,000,000 provides a 5 year reimbursement of real estate and machinery and tools tax. Note: Tax reimbursement cannot exceed actual taxes paid
  • If business ceases to operate in Danville within the 5 year period the full tax liability for preceding years must be paid
Land Cost Write Down:
  • For projects that require a greenfield site to construct a new building, Danville typically offers land at little or no cost in one of our established business parks. Job creation and capital investment drive the value of this incentive.
Airside Industrial Park
Airside Industrial Park
Cane Creek Centre
Cane Creek Centre
Cyber Park
Cyber Park
Riverview Industrial Park
Riverview Industrial Park
  • Riverview Industrial Park, Cyber Park, Cane Creek Centre, and Airside Industrial Park all have available sites, and the parks have a full complement of water, sewer, natural gas, electric, and broadband infrastructure so the company does not have to worry about extending utilities.
  • Sites in Cane Creek and Airside are pre-graded to minimize the upfront construction costs for the company.
Build to Suit, or Renovation of Existing Facility for Lease:
  • For qualified, credit worthy companies that desire a lease/purchase arrangement, the Danville Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will consider a financing mechanism where payments amortize the principal necessary for the project. If bank financing is utilized, monthly payments will be based on interest charged by the lending institution. If IDA funds are used to finance the project, interest rate will be fixed at market rate. The IDA will charge will charge approximately $100 per month for all financing arrangements.
Additional Assistance:
RBEG Revolving Loan Program
  • Reserved for small business owners
  • $25,000 max at 4% with a negotiated term not to exceed 10 years
City Funded Loan Program
  • Application required, based on need, credit worthiness, and available funds
Accelerated Fast Track Permitting
  • Community Development Department offers a one stop center for all required building and renovation permits
  • Excludes storm water and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) permits
Assistance
  • Identify business and financial resources
  • Single sourced utilities including electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and broadband
Historic Tax Credits
  • Should you chose to rehabilitate a structure in a recognized historic district, or a structure which has been deemed historic, State and/or Federal historic tax credits may be available.
  • An Economic Development office representative will assistance in determining eligibility and the application for historic tax credit
New Markets Tax Credits
  • The NMTC program attracts capital to low income communities by providing private investors with a federal tax credit for investments made in businesses or economic development projects in qualified census tract
  • An Economic Development office representative will assistance in determining eligibility and making appropriate application for NMTC