Be A
Culpeper Local

Be A Culpeper Local is the department’s small business outreach program, offering support for small businesses. The program also raises awareness on the community benefits of shopping locally.

In Culpeper offers a comprehensive pathway for businesses to hire employees from Culpeper County, connecting residents to available entry-level job opportunities.

Culpeper Farms

Choose Culpeper Farms highlights farms, their products, and services to the community and connects residents to agriculture organizations. The program also offers support to our ag operations.

Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour

The Culpeper Harvest Day Farm Tour is an annual event that allows residents and visitors to interact with and learn from a variety of farms in Culpeper County.

Meet the Team

Bryan Rothamel, CEcD

Bryan Rothamel, CEcD

Economic Development Director

Bryan Rothamel, CEcD, started in Culpeper County September 2021. He oversees the department and manages business expansion and attraction. He has led the region in job growth for three year straight years, including the last two for Culpeper County. IBryan was named Virginia Economic Developers Association Rising Star in 2022 and earned his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credential in 2024.

Bryan serves on the following boards: Foundation First (Early Childhood Education), Virginia Career Works-Piedmont Region (Workforce) and the Virginia Economic Developers Association (Economic Development). Prior to Culpeper County, he led economic development efforts in another regional locality. He lives in Central Virginia with his wife and two daughters.

Contact Bryan:
(540) 229-7893

Winona Pritts

Winona Pritts

Business Development Coordinator

Winona Pritts joined the Culpeper County Department of Economic Development in August 2020. She oversees Be A Culpeper Local and Choose Culpeper Farms, including the Culpeper Harvest Day Farm Tour.

Winona’s efforts have included starting Be A Culpeper Local Week, an annual event in August celebrating small businesses. She launched Choose Culpeper Farms in 2023 to year-round focus to agricultural. Winona serves on Culpeper’s Career Partners Board. She lives in Culpeper County with her husband and two sons.

Contact Winona:
(540) 423-4432