Chestnut Lane Antiques storefront located in Main Street, Danville, Virginia.

Small Business Resources

Danville Office of Economic Development

Are you interested in opening a new business here in Danville? There are numerous resources available to get that process started and assist with various needs. Please visit the economic development website for more information. 

Small Business Development Center

Longwood SBDC offers services for aspiring, new, and experienced business owners. We provide free classes, consulting, and personal consultations to help you get a new business idea off to a great start or revitalize an existing business.

Since 1989, Longwood SBDC has mentored, taught, and guided business owners into all aspects of how to manage a business. This includes the basics: business planning, marketing, sales, accounting, selecting legal registration for your business, intellectual property, and much more.

Danville's SBDC office is located in the River District Association office at 208 N. Union Street, Danville, VA 24541.  


River District Design Commission

The River District Design Commission is a seven member board appointed by the City Council to review all new construction, exterior renovations, and signs undertaken in Danville's River District. For more information, view the River District Design Guidelines (PDF)

There is no fee when you submit an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF). Applications should be submitted in the Planning Division offices located on the second floor of the Municipal Building. For more information or a map of the area (PDF) call the Planning Division at 434-799-5260. To apply to serve on this Board, please fill out our online application.