Shop small and local in Stafford, Virginia by supporting area businesses all year long. From holiday gifts to just shopping around, our economy depends on the success of small businesses – the jobs they help create and the rich culture they foster for our community.

Join us to celebrate the annual Small Business Saturday: Shop Small presented by American Express. We hope this tradition encourages you to shop small, and shop Stafford all year long.

When you buy local, you help create jobs for your friends and neighbors. It helps keep local tax dollars within Stafford and contributes to schools, local roads and infrastructure, and brings business closer to the community.

“The trend in economic development starts with community placemaking through the live, work, and play model,” stated John Holden, Director of Stafford County Economic Development and Tourism. “Staffordians are enthusiastic about the place they call home. We are working to diversity the business landscape to boost regional workforce and job creation. The final equation to this model is the play – support local and shop small in Stafford.”

Stafford County Economic Development
We have over 100 Stafford County businesses participating in the Shop Small campaign with American Express. Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism is supporting the local business community through social media – if you are a small business in Stafford, tag us in your social media posts and we will give you a special shoot-out.

Facebook: @staffordecondev
Twitter: @StaffordEconDev
LinkedIn: @Stafford County Department of Economic Development & Tourism


Stafford County Tourism
Check out our local Restaurant Saving Pass, complete with an impressive collection of discounts and offers from small businesses across the county.

Facebook: @tourstaffordva
Twitter: @TourStaffordVa
Instagram: @tourstaffordva