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Expand or Relocate to Virginia

Virginia Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Virginia

VA business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Virginia


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
6%; Companies pay either county or city taxes depending on location. Manufacturers may elect to use a single factor apportionment based on sales to determine their Virginia taxable income.

Sales Tax
5%. Exemptions include: Manufacturers' purchases used directly in production; items purchased for resale by distributors; pollution control equipment.; utilities delivered through lines, pipes or mains; purchases used directly and exclusively in research and development; semiconductor clean rooms or equipment used in the manufacture of a semiconductor product.

Property Tax
Assessed at local value based on 100% of Fair Market Value. Average ranges from a low of $0.28 per $100 of market value in a rural county to a high of $1.65 per $100 in a large city. Exemptions include: Solar energy facilities; energy-efficient sites; manufacturers' inventory; manufacturers' furniture/fixtures; pollution control facilities; manufacturers' generating & co-generating equipment.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
15% Transportation equipment
12% Food and kindred products
9% Printing and publishing
8% Industrial machinery and equipment
7% Electronic and other electric equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Huntington Ingalls Industries (Newport News) - 21,800
SAIC (McLean) - 2,600
Group Trucks Operations, Cab & Vehicle Assembly (Dublin) - 2,532
Philip Morris USA (Richmond) - 2,320
Smithfield Farmland (Smithfield) - 2,300
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Independent Cities - 205,626
Fairfax - 34,616
Loudoun - 12,372
Rockingham - 7,064
Hanover - 5,754

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Newport News - 30,360
Richmond - 30,360
Virginia Beach - 11,196
Lynchburg - 11,155
Roanoke - 11,110

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit
• Worker Retraining Tax Credit
• Recycling Equipment Tax Credit
• Green Job Creation Tax Credit
• Refundable R & D Expenses Tax Credit; Port Volume Increase Tax Credit; Int'l Trade Facility Tax Credit; Barge & Rail Use Tax Credit
• Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP)
• Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA)
• Enterprise Zone Job Creation Grants
• Enterprise Zone Real Property Investment Grant
• Governor's Opportunity Fund (GOF)
• Virginia Investment Partnership Grant (VIP)
• Major Eligible Employer Grant (MEE)
• VA Economic Development Incentive Grant (VEDIG)
• Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program (CEMIG)
• Economic Development Access Program
• Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs)
• Virginia Capital Access Program (VCAP)

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