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
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Marilyn M. Mills
Administrative Assistant
(804) 966-9631
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Mon thru Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Board Of Directors

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

7324 Vineyards Parkway
New Kent County, Virginia 23124

(804) 966-9631