To Fauquier

Fauquier By The Numbers

Opportunity abounds in Fauquier County, providing enterprises with a serious edge. From location advantages to cost savings, intellect to incentives, Fauquier County is a place where companies thrive.

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*Source: U.S. Census Data, 2020

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Our Competitive Advantages



Our communities offer the ideal work-play balance sought by professionals today. A reprieve from the traffic congestion within Northern Virginia, Fauquier County has direct highway access to Interstate 66 and Route 29, providing a reverse commute for in-county commuters. Proximity to Washington, D.C. and a central East Coast location keeps customers and collaboration partners close at hand. Explore our transportation advantages.



Whether businesses seek large greenfield sites, prime industrial space, office, flex, or retail space in a mixed-use development, Fauquier County has low building costs and sought-after sites suited to your specifications. By regional comparison, our real estate costs represent substantial savings.

The tax advantages, coupled with the real estate savings, put our value proposition in focus. Virginia companies enjoy a stable 6% corporate income tax–a 2.5% savings over Maryland and Washington, D.C. Within CNBC’s #1 Top State for Business, Fauquier County offers tremendous value.



Fauquier is home to motivated, capable people. Approximately 91% of residents are high school graduates, with about 37% holding bachelor’s degrees at a minimum.* Home to one of the most highly educated and tech-forward workforces in the nation, Fauquier County’s labor force is over 31,000 strong–with over 2 million workers available in our regional commuter shed.

With a talent pipeline experienced in information technology, management, manufacturing, office administration, and sales, Fauquier businesses hit the ground running. Energetic professionals drive productivity in our industry sectors.

*Source: U.S. Census Data, 2020



The pursuit of happiness powers everyone. People want to work where they live, and Fauquier County fulfills that goal–and many more. Shorter commutes and high quality lifestyle amenities provide 365 days of abundance.



Our incentives accelerate the timeline for prosperity. From targeted incentives to local incentive zones encouraging development in tourism, technology, green development, and defense services (learn more about our service districts), our Board of Supervisors is thoughtful in its approach to business location and expansion.


Fauquier County sits between Northern Virginia and the Northern Shenandoah Valley, close to Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, and Richmond. Access to I-95, I-66, I-81, and links via port, rail, and sky give companies every advantage. 

Start Your Business In Fauquier

Balancing risk and reward is part of the entrepreneurial journey, but Fauquier County’s high-caliber workforce, quality of life, and affordability minimize the variables and maximize the returns.