As part of the Board of Supervisors’ initiative to increase Loudoun’s “business-friendly” profile, a Business Assistance Team has been created within the county government. The team is made up of personnel from several departments who specialize in an area of the commercial development process, such as permitting, licensing, mapping and zoning.
“The creation of the multi-departmental team grew out of the Board of Supervisors’ commitment to create a business-friendly environment that encourages commercial growth – whether it’s in our Zoning Ordinance or at our front counters,” Kenny Young, senior project manager in the Office of the County Administrator said. “We are continually trying to improve our process so that no matter which door customers come in, they're at the right place to get help. In Loudoun, there's no wrong door.”
Barbara Zimmerman, the assistant director of the Department of Building and Development, will head the Business Assistance Team. She said the team’s goal is to “provide a seamless and coordinated experience for our business customers, regardless of which department the customer contacts first. Our team members will participate in cross-departmental trainings that will emphasize coordination, follow-through and accountability to the customer.”
The Business Assistance Team also is partnering with 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, including links to important information for business customers, is online at www.loudoun.gov/businessassistance.