Leveraging our workforce talents and technology capabilities, Fauquier County businesses are revolutionizing how products are made in the modern world.

Advanced Manufacturing

Located between the Northern Shenandoah Valley and Washington D.C., Fauquier County is blessed with an educated workforce, a growing manufacturing base and great trades-based training programs through Laurel Ridge Community College.

The most crucial issue for any manufacturer is being able to recruit and train a productive workforce.  With 1,033 resident manufacturing workers and 23,844 skilled employees within a 30-mile radius, available large tracts of land and quick access to Interstates 66, 81 and 95, Fauquier County has the workforce, sites and infrastructure to grow your business! 

Fauquier County is just 25 miles from the Virginia Inland Port, which offers direct rail access to the Virginia International Gateway Port at Norfolk.  Fauquier County also has two sites that have adjacent rail through Norfolk Southern rail service.

 Source- Esri ACS Key Population & Household Facts


60 classified manufacturers as of 2020

A 7.1% increase over 56 in 2010.
*Source- Jobs EQ Industry Spotlight – Manufacturing, Fauquier County, VA


$47,856 average annual wage

For Fauquier County manufacturing workers.
*Source- Jobs EQ Industry Spotlight – Manufacturing, Fauquier County, VA

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Our very own Laurel Ridge Community College (LRCC) offers programs including their Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) Program, Carpentry, Welding and CDL Driver programs. These programs were developed in direct partnership with Fauquier County businesses.

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