Move Your Business

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.

Strategic Location

  • 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

Business-Ready Workforce

  • 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.

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Companies that make JCC home.