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Professional & Financial Services

Stafford is home to the next generation of government and commercial entrepreneurs.

Locational advantages

  • Only 35 miles from Washington, DC, yet significantly more affordable
  • Marine Base Quantico, FBI Lab/Academy and NCIS located in Stafford
  • 60% of the nation’s population within a day’s drive

Access to multiple markets

  • 25 miles south of the Washington, DC Beltway; 50 miles north of Richmond, VA
  • 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

Highly skilled, educated labor force

  • 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
  • Highly skilled law enforcement community, including graduates from the Command Investigative Services at the Russell Knox Center at MBQ (Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Security Service, NCIC, FBI Lab and FBI Academy)
  • Nearly 40% population growth in the last decade
  • Robust workforce training partnerships
  • Quantico Innovation Center, home to the next generation of entrepreneurs serving government and commercial clients, predominately in cyber security, big data, analytics and cloud services
  • 40 defense contractors already in the market with $5 billion in Quantico contracts (5 year period)

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