Business Support

Woman works at B&F CeramicsStafford is a competitive and business-friendly community with simple processes for opening and operating a business. Getting started here couldn’t be easier with:

  • No business, professional, and occupational license (BPOL)
  • No Machinery & Equipment tax (eliminated in 2014)
  • Access to knowledgeable County staff and a wide variety of helpful public resources

The Stafford Economic Development Department 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

Quick Links

Starting, Relocating, or Expanding a Business

Find information about the local business start-up requirements, regional and state resources, workforce, quality of life and available infrastructure.

Expansion: For more space, additional capital investment in property, building or equipment, growth in employment, 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.

Financial Assistance

Stafford County offers a competitive and affordable environment for doing business.  A free business registration process and several tax breaks makes Stafford a desirable location for any company operation.

The Stafford County Economic Development Authority also offers 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.

Resources & Useful Links

Connect to US Census data, business development tools, community profiles, employment resources…the list goes on!

GEICO is fortunate to have located its Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in southern Stafford County.  For more than 20 years we have been able to grow our business here with the availability of a great workforce and a cooperative partnership with local government administrators.  We look forward to continued mutual growth and success for many years to come.”

John Izzo
Regional Vice President of Middle Atlantic Regional Operations