Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Bulletin
Potential Business and State Agency Interaction

 

Agency

Program/Function

Req?

Description

1

Agriculture and Consumer Services

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Charitable solicitation, credit services/repair, dairy services, extended service contracts, food safety/security, ginseng management, health spas, membership campgrounds, meat & poultry, pesticides, plant/pest services, travel clubs

2

Alcoholic Beverage Control

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Sale of alcoholic beverages

3

Aviation

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Private & Commercial aircraft permitting

4

Blind and Vision Impaired

Regulation

No

Labor regulations and requirements

5

Business Assistance

Assistance

No

Workforce, loans and information

6

Center for Innovative Technology

Assistance

No

GAP loan fund, SBIR/STTR assistance program

7

Community College System

Assistance

No

Workforce training

8

Conservation and Recreation

Regulation

No

Dam safety, prescribed burn, soil & water conservation

9

Corrections

Rehabilitation

No

Labor Resource – inmate employment

10

Criminal Justice Services

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Private security services, locksmiths, alarm system installers, video surveillance installers

11

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Assistance

No

Business training

12

Economic Development Partnership

Assistance

No

Governor’s Opportunity Fund, various incentives, VALET & AIM programs

13

Education

Workforce Training

No

Vocational programs

14

Employment Commission

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Employer services, unemployment tax

15

Environmental Quality

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Permitting and regulation of business practices as they pertain to the environment.

16

Forestry

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Protection and Conservation, Tree Cutting

17

Game & Inland Fisheries

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Boat dealer, boat trailer dealer

18

General Services

Registration

No

Selling to the state

19

Health

Inspections

Yes

Food Service/ Retail (restaurants, food carts, etc.) inspections

20

Health Professions

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Audiology/Speech Pathology, counseling, dentistry, funeral directors, embalmers, long-term care administrators, home health care services, medicine/doctors, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, veterinary medicine

21

Historic Resources

Permitting

No

Land Use, Preservation

22

Housing and Community Development

Assistance

No

Main street Program, Financing,

23

Labor and Industry

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Boiler Inspections labor poster requirements, complaints, OSHA review, apprenticeship

24

Marine Resources

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Commercial Fishing

25

Mental Health

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Residential services, labor regulations

26

Mines, Minerals & Energy

Permitting

Yes

Mining regulation land use permitting

27

Minority Business Enterprise

Registration

No

Small, Minority and Women owned business certification

28

Motor Vehicle Dealer Board

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Motor Vehicle Sales

29

Motor Vehicles

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Special business use licensing (taxis, trucking, driver training schools, etc.)

30

Port Authority

Assistance

No

Shipping services, international trade development/foreign trade zone

31

Professional & Occupational Regulation

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Architects, engineers, land surveyors, certified interior designers, landscape architects, auctioneers, asbestos/lead/home inspectors, barbers, cosmetology/hair salons, tattoos, nail technicians, body piercing, branch pilots, geologists, opticians, soil scientists, wetlands professionals, waste management facility operators, waterworks/wastewater works operators, onsite sewage system professionals, contractors, cemetery management, polygraph examiners, boxing, wrestling, martial arts & mixed martial arts, real estate appraisers and brokers

32

Rail & Public Transportation

Assistance

No

Rail industrial access program

33

Rehabilitative Services

Assistance

No

Workforce assistance, promoting diversity in the workplace

34

Social Services

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Daycare, child care and adult services

35

State Corporation Commission

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

100+ potential forms and registrations

36

Taxation

Registration

Yes

24 potential tax registrations

37

Tourism Corporation

Assistance

No

Co-op ad program, customer service training, mystery shopper program

38

Transportation

Permitting

Yes

Trucking permits, road signage

39

Worker Compensation Board

Licensing/Regulation

Yes

Insurance



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