Stafford County, Virginia has a wide variety and collection of land, brick-and mortar, and leasing options for start-ups, businesses, and site selectors looking to grow or expand their business footprint in Northern Virginia.

What sets Stafford County, Virginia apart? Beyond available land and buildings, we are the most affordable location in Northern Virginia.

Stafford has the resources for your business to thrive. Whether you’re looking for established Class A office space, industrial and manufacturing flex space, or retail space, we have those options available for lease or purchase. If you are looking for shovel-ready sites, we have those too.

While you’re navigating your business plans, workforce pipeline, and seeking a prime location for your business start-up or expansion, consider reaching out to Stafford County’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism for a one-stop-shop on business resources.

Land availability and excellent property resourcesVisit our website as your first step. Contact staff at Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism directly and we will assist in your site requirements. We pride ourselves on our one-on-one assistance to help you find property for your business. Our resources include CoStar, the largest commercial property website. We can provide a confidential search matching your requirements. Our website includes Virginia Scan and LoopNet as complimentary resources. Site selectors often use Virginia Scan, the state website of large commercial properties. Small businesses and start-ups often use LoopNet as a resource to source smaller properties.

Whether looking for properties large or small, check out our Find Properties page and use our tools and resources, complementary to you. Call us for additional information or assistance.

Stafford’s prime access to market

Just 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 50 miles north of Richmond, Stafford County, Virginia offers prime access to land, sea, air and key markets without the sacrifice of metropolitan amenities. With 60% of the US workforce within a day’s drive, three international airports within 60 minutes, and access to four ports, Stafford County is available to all industries.

Resources for your workforce and talent needs  

Apart from real estate services, Stafford can provide workforce support when it comes time to finding talent for your business pipeline.  Our staff at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism can connect employers with local and regional organizations such as the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), which will help find top talent for a business. Our Workforce and Training page shows our current workforce landscape already represented in Stafford. Our website outlines where top talent is located from in the area and what programs are available for continuing education.

Financial support and business incentives

Financial Support

Stafford can also provide financial support to your growing business needs. The Stafford Economic Development Authority acts as a strategic business partner, and can offer financial support.

  • Wanting to grow your small business? The Micro Loan Program provides low-cost, short-term financing aimed at growth opportunities and immediate needs of new and existing businesses.
  • Just trying to fill the gap? The Business Growth Fund provides market-rate gap financing to businesses for commercial real estate development; furniture, fixtures, and equipment; inventory; and working capital.

Stafford—the Best Value in Northern Virginia

  • Stafford has competitive tax advantages including but not limited to low merchant capital tax on logistics and distribution, low property tax, and aggressive property tax depreciation.
  • HUBZones: Stafford County has two Federal HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones). These encompass areas near Marine Corps Base Quatico and large portions of southern Stafford. Benefits of HUBZones include competitive and sole source contracting and a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, along with subcontracting opportunities.

Whether you’re a business start-up or a site selector, Stafford County, Virginia provides property options, resources, and incentives to match your unique business needs. Explore our Find Properties page and other resources on our website, and connect with a member of our dedicated staff when you need support navigated your business journey.