The Central Virginia Small Business Development Center is made up of a team of business and technical experts available to listen, advise and assist entrepreneurs; confidentially and free of charge. SBDC offers 1:1 assistance, connection to curated research, access to technical experts and professionals, and timely events and training. The Culpeper County Department of Economic Development brings SBDC resources to Culpeper County with a business advisor available for appointments in their office, conveniently located on Main Street.

Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) is a mission-driven non-profit in Charlottesville, VA that’s empowering small business for big change. CIC’s mission is to strengthen the community and contribute to economic development by fueling the success of under-resourced entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, financing, and networking.



SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE mentors know what it’s like to be a small business owner. Their community of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives are eager to help you start and grow your business. In addition to individual personalized meetings with mentors they offer live webinars, recorded webinars, local workshops, and online courses.


The Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 576 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. 

Are you A Culpeper Local Business? Do you provide goods or services to the local population? If so, you make a tremendous contribution to our local economy. Let the folks in our County know it. We want our residents to realize shopping, eating, and enjoying locally strengthens Culpeper. Be A Culpeper Local (BACL) is a celebration of Culpeper businesses! Get listed on our Be A Culpeper Local Directory to promote your business while encouraging locals to buy locally!

To be included in our new Directory please complete the online application on this page to request your listing. Thank you for your interest in our new BACL directory.


Must be registered as a business in Culpeper County, you can be a franchise or corporate branch as long as you are operating in Culpeper.

When your request has been received and approved you will be notified and we will add your business listing to our directory. Thank you for your interest in being a part of our directory on the BACL website.

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Keep Dollars in Culpeper’s Economy

  • For every $100 spent in a local business, $48 stays and circulates in the community.
  • Spending locally increases the character and value of your community.
  • Buying locally creates local jobs and helps the environment.


Contact Us

Culpeper Department of Economic Development
803 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701