Economic Development

We Make Your Business Our Business

Our New Business Development team members are experts at helping establish or grow your business and community. Our long-standing partnerships with business, government and community leaders can provide an effective network of resources to support your own business goals and regional economic development.

A Trusted Energy Partner Since 1847

For more than 165 years we have provided energy solutions to all kinds of industries. We have an investment in, and a commitment to, the communities we serve. Let us show you a customized energy solution for your business or community. Together, we can explore a variety of natural gas options and compare a wide array of rate structures to meet your needs.

Important Legislation for Economic Development

The 2012 Virginia General Assembly passed important legislation called the Natural Gas Energy Infrastructure for Economic Development (NEED). This legislation is a tool for economic development organizations, counties and municipalities to more proactively work toward expanding natural gas infrastructure to support economic development, job growth and increased tax revenue in the Commonwealth. NEED provides greater opportunities for natural gas service to be extended to underserved areas of Virginia.

For more information about NEED, please refer to these two documents:

Meet Our Team

Jon Slaunwhite
107 South Coalter Street
Staunton, Virginia 24404
1-804-768-6450 (office)
1-804-229-2836 (cellular)



Shenandoah Valley area

Albemarle County - Alleghany County - Amherst County - Appomattox County - Augusta County - Bedford County - Botetourt County - Buchanan County - Buckingham County - Buena Vista - Campbell County -Clifton Forge - Covington - Fluvanna County - Giles County -  Greene County - Halifax County - Harrisonburg - Lexington - Lynchburg - Pittsylvania County - Rockbridge County - Rockingham County Shenandoah County - Staunton - Waynesboro


Paula Lowry
1809 Coyote Drive
Chester, Virginia 23836
1-804-768-6433 (office)
1-804-241-2038 (cellular)



Central Virginia/Hampton Roads Area

Brunswick County - Chesapeake - Chesterfield County - Colonial Heights - Dinwiddie County - Goochland County - Greensville County - Hopewell - Isle of Wight County - Mecklenburg County - Petersburg - Portsmouth - Powhatan County - Prince George County - Southampton County - Suffolk - Sussex County


Bob Williams
60 Commerce Parkway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
1-540-368-3216 (office)
1-540-424-8129 (cellular)  


Northern Virginia

Caroline County - Culpeper County - Culpeper - Fairfax County - Fauquier County - Fredericksburg - Loudoun County - Louisa County - Madison County - Manassas - Manassas Park - Orange County - Page County - Prince William County - Spotsylvania County - Stafford County - Warren County - Warrenton