The city also hopes to amend the enterprise zone incentives offered in another zone shared with Pittsylvania County. The city’s portion of the zone totals 1,679 acres and includes the Kentuck corridor, Airside Industrial Park, Gypsum Road Industrial corridor and parts of Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park. There are no proposed changes to that zone’s boundaries.

“This amendment will only amend the boundaries of Enterprise Zone No. 1, but will also amend the current incentives for Zone 1 and 57B to encourage capital investment and job creation in each respective zone,” Danville Economic Development Project Manager Kelvin Perry wrote in a letter to City Council.

Virginia’s Enterprise Zone Program is a partnership between state and local governments that encourages job creation and private investment, according to the state housing and community development department website.

Danville has two designated enterprise zones totaling 3,652 acres of commercial, industrial, retail and office spaces.