Develop Petersburg

Danielle Fitz-Hugh
Growing businesses in targeting areas of the city through economic gardening.
Develop Petersburg is initially funded through a grant with DHCD for $60K to help spur new businesses in communities with vacant downtown storefronts. Through a competitive application process 17 businesses went through six-weeks of Business Upstart Classes facilitated through a partnership with SBDC, Longwood College and the Chamber. 12 participants finished the program, nine presented their business plan and pitch their idea, plan and fact to a panel of six judges in various business expertise. On Thursday, June 9th our Chamber will award the top four seed funding to compliment their efforts in growing their business right here in Petersburg.




Grand Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize