Department of Economic Development

Ken McFadyen


5 West Back Street

Fincastle, VA 24090

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office: (540) 928-2140

Fax: (540) 473-8225


The Department of Economic Development serves as the central point of contact for business attraction and retention in Botetourt County. This office works with County Administration, the Department of Community Development, the Department of General Services, major utilities, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Roanoke Regional Partnership in order to ensure that starting, locating, and sustaining a business in Botetourt County is as smooth of a process as possible. The Department also maintains a list of helpful economic development resources from both Botetourt County and across the Roanoke Valley region and offers two helpful guides to current and future small businesses in the County.

Economic Development Resources

The Roanoke Regional Partnership has launched a new promotional video called “Live Easy”.

Ongoing Projects

Exit 150 Improvement Project Updates

VDOT Exit 150 Presentation
VDOT Project Website

Exit 150 Market Study


Agriculture Development Study

Strategic Plan