Ushering In a New Era
For more than 250 years, Culpeper has been a land of opportunity nestled between Charlottesville and Washington D.C. Over time, the county has enjoyed many changes. While our local businesses thrive on the support of the community, our location also makes us an attractive hub for companies in search of a balance between the city life of the Northern Virginia and D.C. area and the elegant and relaxed lifestyle of Central Virginia.
You may notice some changes to the Culpeper Department of Economic Development’s branding over the next couple months - namely the logo and website. We are excited to unveil these changes we hope will deliver positive impacts to our citizens, while staying true to our rich history and strong business relationships.
Retirement of the Pepper
For many years, the beloved pepper has served as a symbol of the Culpeper County Economic Development Department. While we are sad to say goodbye to the pepper, we wish him well in his retirement and thank him for the time he has spent in our community over the past years. We are thrilled to introduce a new emblem that we believe will represent the beauty and uniqueness of our community and of our region in new ways.
Elements of the New Logo
At first glance, you may not recognize all of the intricacies and facets that make our new logo so expressive of our beautiful, vibrant County. If you take a second, or third, look you may notice the following elements.
The Four Cs
Making up the emblem are four Cs. These Cs stand for the different aspects that make Culpeper such a thriving and attractive place - culture, collaboration, community and commerce. All of these lend themselves to what makes Culpeper a truly great place for not only local businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises, but for technology-rich new companies, as well.
The Shape of the County
Looking at a map, you can see the diamond shape represents Culpeper County. When choosing the shape of the new logo, we wanted to incorporate this unique feature, as well as showcase the four interstates that serve the area - Route 29, Route 15, Route 522, and Route 3.
The four colors of the emblem were inspired by, and pay tribute to, the beautiful scenery that we are privileged to call home. The light blue is the sky under which we enjoy a high quality of life. The dark blue symbolizes the nourishing waters that flow from the Blue Ridge mountains, green points to our rich agricultural history and red represents the strong foundation upon which our businesses thrive.
In addition to the new branding of the CDED, we will be launching our brand new website in early July. The new website aims to better serve the businesses of Culpeper by introducing new features that will make the website more accessible and user-friendly. It will offer more informative content and information to prospective companies that will value our community and quality of life.
We look forward to sharing more about the new branding and website in upcoming social media and blog posts! You can learn more and stay up-to-date on all of the news by following us on social media:
What are your thoughts about the new branding? We’d love to hear from you!