Business Assistance, Department of, et al.; marketing campaign. (HB2071)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), and Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Business Assistance (DBA); Center for Innovative Technology (CIT); Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC); Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP); marketing campaign. Directs the DBA, CIT, VTC, and VEDP to develop a marketing campaign to attract and recognize entrepreneurs, small businesses, and emerging industry businesses. This campaign shall include developing (i) a welcome program to facilitate speedy completion of necessary business start-up functions, including licensing, facilities location, employee relocation guides, and business support services; (ii) a recruitment campaign to target industry segments for pursuit, to identify potential incentives for the establishment, location, or relocation of these companies, and to showcase assets such as economic incentives and regional living condition profiles and asset profiles, including universities, technology councils, venture firms, and research institutes; and (iii) an operational plan and schedule to carry out such a campaign. The DBA, CIT, VTC, and VEDP shall deliver the campaign documents to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 30, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103471D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2071)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2013Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013Left in Appropriations