About New Kent Economic Development

The primary mission of the New Kent County Economic Development Department is to foster a strong economic environment which supports existing businesses and promotes high quality economic growth in accordance with the County’s Comprehensive Plan, and to actively promote tourism opportunities utilizing our historic and natural resources, as well as commercial tourism venues.


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    Rodney Hathaway
    County Administrator
    (804) 966-9683
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    Matthew J. Smolnik
    Assistant County Administrator
    (804) 966-9603
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    Gail Carey
    Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator
    (804) 966-9631
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    Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Board Of Directors

    • Pat Bell (Vice Chair)
    • Charles Davis
    • Larry Haislip
    • W.O. Isgett
    • Samuel Jefferson, Jr.
    • Paul Robinson (Treasurer)
    • Mathew Starr (Chair)

    7324 Vineyards Parkway
    New Kent, Virginia 23124

    (804) 966-9631