Stafford is a competitive and business-friendly community with simple processes for opening and operating a business. In fact, with no requirement for obtaining a business license or paying the traditional business license tax (BPOL), getting started here couldn’t be easier. Whether large or small, franchise or entrepreneur, international or domestic, companies located in Stafford have access to knowledgeable County staff and a wide variety of helpful public resources.
If you are starting, expanding, or relocating your business, the Economic Development Department is here to serve you during the process. The Stafford Department of Economic Development is the first office you should contact for detailed information regarding the business start-up process. Reach the office via phone at (540) 658-8681 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These quick links provide easy access to additional information.
Find information about the local business start-up requirements, along with links to helpful regional and state resources that offer guidance for the rest of the process.
Expansion can be tied to a need for more space, additional capital investment in property, building or equipment, growth in employment numbers, or any combination of the three. If you anticipate or are in the process of such a transition, please contact the Economic Development staff and allow us to guide you through the public sector aspects of your local growth. Economic Development can also facilitate workforce development and training assistance.
When choosing an appropriate community for company relocation, there are many factors to consider. Questions about potential workforce, quality of life, local incentives, and available infrastructure may only be a few of the many things you need to know. For assistance in gathering this information and more, follow the link above.
Stafford County offers a competitive and affordable environment for doing business. No business, professional, and occupational license (BPOL) tax and a free business registration process make Stafford a desirable location for any company operation. The Stafford County Economic Development Authority also offers local E-Commerce Grants and an Industrial Revenue Bond program for qualifying companies. To discuss your needs and the available options in greater detail, please contact the Economic Development Office directly.
Links to webpages from the local to federal level provide a central location for information and research important for business operations. Follow the link to connect to US census data, business development tools, community profiles, employment resources…the list goes on!
“Cask has enjoyed the benefit of being located in an area rich with major defense and Federal organizations, academic institutions and commercial entities, where there exists a diversely talented pool of professionals, ready to embrace Stafford County’s continued economic growth. We are excited to be a part of this growth and look forward to a lasting partnership with the County and the local community.”
Kate Ehrle, Business Development
Cask Technologies, LLC