Data Centers

Stafford: The Big Data Destination

Virginia’s tax advantages and bold technology investments make it the digital domain of choice for data processing and hosting services. Home to 20% of all hyperscale data centers worldwide, Virginia hosts the leaders—and the disruptors—dominating the industry.

In Stafford and nearby Fredericksburg, a vibrant data district is taking shape. Building upon the Commonwealth’s existing assets, Stafford boosts the connectivity—and the savings. Just one hour from the worldwide internet hub in Ashburn and two hours from the transatlantic cable port in Virginia Beach, the productivity is high, and the cloud clusters are expanding.

The movement and storage of mass data requires low electricity costs, seamless connectivity, and room for expansion. Ample land, tech infrastructure, and tax advantages make Stafford a destination for big data.

Stafford wants to be the next place for data centers in the NOVA-Fredericksburg Corridor. Ask us how we can encourage your investment.

Data Center Advantages

    • Low electricity costs – approximately 5.9 cents/kwh, with incentive riders available for major data center users
    • Lower construction costs
    • Low incidence of natural disasters
    • Redundant power feeds and fiber connectivity throughout region
    • Favorable legislative environment
    • Competitive tax rates
    • Low business property taxes on computer-related equipment
    • Certain data center facilities exempt from sales and use tax


Locate to Stafford’s data district. Contact Josh Summits, Business Development Officer.

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Seize the Stafford Advantage. Contact Josh Summits, Business Development Officer, for customized property searches and more.

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