Top Reasons to be in
Connectivity paves the way for profitability, plain and simple. Stafford’s location and tech infrastructure keep innovators close and investment flowing.
First Smart Community Testbed
3 AAA Bond Ratings
#2 Fastest Growing County Population in Virginia
Just 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 50 miles north of Richmond, the pace is slower, but the ambition is electric. Bisected by I-95, the county offers prime access to key markets, without sacrificing metropolitan amenities. Stafford-based Marine Base Quantico, the FBI Lab/Academy, and NCIS keep collaboration energetic and the Talent pool plentiful.
- Prime I-95 access
- 60% of the US workforce within a day’s drive
- 3 international airports – Dulles International, Reagan National, and Richmond International within 60 minutes
- 1 regional airport – Stafford Regional Airport serves corporate, commercial, and recreational aircraft
- Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express serve passengers and commuters
- Norfolk Southern, CSX, and subsidiaries keep freight moving
- 4 deep water shipping ports – Port of Richmond, Virginia Inland Port, Port of Virginia, and Port of Baltimore
Fiber: The Stafford Superhighway
Stafford keeps the fiber fast and businesses agile. Multiple dark fiber connectivity and proximity to the Metropolitan Area Exchange (MAE) East, the East Coast peering point that hosts 70% of the world’s daily internet traffic, are components of the Stafford Advantage.
The Stafford Business Advantage
The approach to economic development is assertive, and the moves are bold. Targeted growth creates a culture of innovation.
Low Business Costs
Stafford leads with the lowest business costs in northern Virginia. BPOL taxes, imposed in many localities, don’t exist in Stafford. Low property tax rates, affordable land, and the best value in Northern Virginia Class A office space puts the savings in perspective.
Stafford’s target industries enjoy easy transport links, top Talent, and business clusters that keep competitiveness on point. From state-of-the-art distribution centers to Virginia’s first Smart Community Testbed and RIoT Accelerator, a network of collaborators is close at hand.
AAA Bond Rating
Stafford County enjoys three AAA bond ratings, the highest credit rating available. A rating enjoyed by select cities and counties nationwide, it showcases Stafford’s healthy financial position.
A vision in progress, Downtown Stafford blends work, retail, living, and play in a convenient downtown setting. A multi-generational community development project inspired by the National Main Street Program, it’s a space where entrepreneurship, lifestyle, and leisure evolve together.
With rolling hills, championship golf courses, and four seasons of recreation, Stafford is an excellent place to call home. Boasting nationally ranked schools, low crime, and well-priced real estate, Stafford is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia. Whether families choose homes in amenity-filled neighborhoods or build, Stafford is more affordable than surrounding Northern Virginia localities. Explore Stafford’s scenic beauty and simple pleasures.
Living in Stafford
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Who Is Here?
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Incentives and Financing
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