Many companies choose to move to James City County for the strategic location, workforce diversity, competitive cost of doing business and excellent quality of life.
Within an hour of 3 international airports and 3 hours of Washington D.C.
37 miles from the deepest port on the East Coast, linking to 250 ports in 1,000 countries
Linked to more than 40% of the nation's manufacturing centers via Interstate 64
93% of residents age 25+ are high school graduates
46% of residents age 25+ have earned a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
40% of the population is comprised of experienced workers aged 40-69
6,000 people transition annually from active duty military to civilian work force in Hampton Roads
Competitive Cost of Doing Business
Part of an elite group of Virginia localities with a AAA bond rating
Property tax rates remain at the 1995 level
The 6% state corporate income tax rate has not increased since 1972
Cost of labor 5-10% below the national average
Healthcare costs 3-4% below the national average
Quality of Life
NY Times 2014 quality of life analysis ranks James City County one of the top 25 in the U.S.
WJCC school system is one of only 22 school divisions in the state to earn full accreditation
The area is a world class tourist destination, known for Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Jamestown, Revolutionary and Civil War historic sites, shopping, outdoor adventures, 11 golf courses and so much more!
Centrally located on the East Coast, Hampton Roads is within a 2-day drive of approximately 70% of the U.S. population
We take care of our businesses, and it shows
James City County is home to a variety of companies from major corporations to start-ups. They come for many reasons. They stay because they are successful.