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.



    Rodney Hathaway
    County Administrator
    (804) 966-9683
    Email Rodney Hathaway

    Matthew J. Smolnik
    Director of Economic Development
    (804) 966-9603
    Email Matthew J. Smolnik

    Gail Carey
    Administrative Assistant
    (804) 966-9631
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    Sun thru Sat 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Board Of Directors

    • Pat Bell (Chair)
    • Mat Starr (Vice Chair)
    • Paul Robinson (Treasurer)
    • Dr. Kevin Washington
    • Larry Haislip
    • W.O. Isgett
    • Charles Davis

    7324 Vineyards Parkway
    New Kent County, Virginia 23124

    (804) 966-9631