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Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing

Stafford is home to excellent commuter, passenger and freight services.

Locational advantages

  • Only 35 miles from Washington DC, yet significantly more affordable
  • 25 miles south of the Washington DC Beltway; 50 miles north of Richmond, VA
  • Marine Base Quantico, FBI Lab/Academy and NCIS located in Stafford

Transportation

  • Interstate I-95 bisects county
  • Excellent commuter, passenger, freight rail service
  • Stafford Regional Airport, serving corporate, commercial & recreational aircraft
  • Major national and international airports within 45 minutes, minimum
  • Four major airports within 45 minutes, minimum:  Washington Reagan, Dulles International, Richmond International, Baltimore-Washington International
  • Four deep water ports serve the county, including:  Port of Richmond, Virginia Inland Port, Port of Virginia and Port of Baltimore
  • More than 30 short and long-haul trucking companies offer national, regional and interstate carrier service –  Several operate terminal facilities in Stafford, including:  Estes Express, Wilson Trucking, Southeastern Freight, Consolidated Freightways and McLane Mid-Atlantic
  • FedEx’s processing center is located near Stafford Regional Airport

Workforce

  • Highly skilled technical workforce eager to work in the county instead of commuting to metro Washington DC
  • 60% of the nation’s workforce within a day’s drive
  • Over 30% of the population has a college degree; 39% of graduates have advanced degrees
  • Nearly 40% population growth in the last decade
  • Robust workforce training partnerships

The best value in the region

Stafford County is the closest locality to Washington DC with low taxes and a pro-business commitment.

  • Lower Tax Climate (No gross receipts/BPOL tax, aggressive Property Tax Depreciation Schedule, no boat tax, no aircraft tax, low property tax rate)
  • Available, affordable land
  • Ample energy at low cost
  • Highly skilled technical workforce eager to work in the county instead of commuting to metro Washington DC