Business Retention & Expansion (BRE)

The Stafford Department of Economic Development has an established business retention and development strategy that supports the growth and success of companies throughout the County.  An aggressive on-site visitation program is a key component and you are invited to participate.  Our goal is to connect existing businesses with the right information, resources, and programs in ways that will improve the overall business climate and opportunities for growth.

These are a few examples of the ways Stafford can help you establish and grow your business at the County level:

  • Provide a single point of contact for Stafford County business services;
  • Assist in facilitating your project's development review and the permit process;
  • Serve as an advocate within County government and assist companies through the necessary regulatory requirements and approvals;
  • Help identify "who's who" in local government departments.

For companies needing assistance with workforce development, upgrading internal operations or process during expansions, exploring the possibility of exports to foreign markets, or looking for development financing or gap funds, the BRE program can leverage state and federal resources.  To schedule an on-site visit at your place of business or discuss these opportunities by phone, please contact our office:  (540) 658-8681 or email at

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