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Economic Development

With 50-foot inbound/outbound shipping channels to the most advanced container terminals in all of the Americas, The Port of Virginia serves as a global gateway to commerce and a driving economic engine for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the contiguous states of the Mid-Atlantic. The Port of Virginia’s economic development team offers a full complement of economic development services to assist existing and prospective companies.

Contacts:

TitleNamePhoneMobileEmail
Vice President, Economic
Development
Russell Held757.683.2115757.615.6640rheld@portofvirginia.com
Director, Economic DevelopmentW. Russell Young757.683.2121757.615.6667ryoung@portofvirginia.com
Director, Economic DevelopmentChris Gullickson757.683.2123757.646.1862cgullickson@portofvirginia.com
Economic Development Manager
Foreign Trade Zone Administrator
Laura Smith757.683.2135804.310.7900lhsmith@portofvirginia.com
Economic Development SpecialistAaron Ouellette757.683.2167757.282.8576aouellette@portofvirginia.com

Choosing the Commonwealth

Why Virginia?

Virginia: The Best State for Business

Virginia provides the right combination of resources that are crucial to your business’s success. Its leaders are committed to business-first values, free enterprise and maintaining a profit-friendly environment. The Commonwealth offers easy access to domestic and global markets through the Port of Virginia and Washington Dulles International Airport. With a 6% corporate income tax rate that has not been increased since 1972, and one of the lowest average workers’ compensation costs and unemployment tax burden’s in the U.S., a Virginia location provides you a stable and low cost operating climate. Coupled with a talented and educated workforce that will keep your business growing and thriving, Virginia’s appeal becomes very clear.

Click the links below to visit the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s website and learn more about the advantages a Virginia location can deliver for your business:

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VirginiaScan: A Site Selection Tool

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s on-line site selection tool allows you to research Virginia’s more than 2,000 available properties. The following search tool allows you to search for the best location for your business based on sites & buildings specifications, workforce needs and business locations.

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Virginia’s Communities

The Right Location for Business

Virginia offers diverse communities, from rural to metropolitan, with a broad mix of resources and assets to meet the needs of almost every business. Click the links below to learn more about the rich and varied communities in Virginia:

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