Hanover County Dept. of Economic Development

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Hanover County is strategically located in Central Virginia and is perfectly situated at the mid-point of the East Coast. It is bisected by Interstate 95, just north of its intersection with Interstate 64 in the metropolitan Richmond region. Interstate 295 borders the County on the south. It is a 90-minute drive from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and 15 minutes from the Commonwealth’s capital, Richmond.

As the result of its proximity to major population centers along the East Coast, Hanover businesses have access to an enviable transportation infrastructure that includes major interstates, rail and port facilities, commercial and municipal airports, foreign trade zones, and overnight delivery hubs. Hanover County is within 500 miles of nearly 60% of the nation’s population, over half of its manufacturing activity and 60 percent of its major corporate headquarters.

Hanover is the smallest U.S. county (by population) to have a AAA bond rating from all three ratings agencies. There are only 34 “Triple AAA” counties (out of 3,034) in the U.S. This reflects well not only on its finances, but also on the general economic outlook for the county. Hanover leads the region with the lowest government cost per capita ($85.63). Hanover continues to have the lowest real estate tax rate ($0.81) in the region. There is no business license tax (except for contractors), a distinct advantage for Hanover businesses.

Residents here get the best of both worlds. Hanover prides itself on maintaining its rural roots and offering residents a laid-back lifestyle, while its close proximity to Downtown Richmond provides convenient access urban amenities such as upscale shops, fine dining, museums, galleries and other attractions. Hanover has been recognized by Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Money magazine and the American City Business Journals for its superior quality of life. Compared to other school districts in Virginia, the County has the lowest dropout rate (2.2%) and the highest graduation rate (96.2%). Hanover County is home to a thriving agricultural industry and a rural conversation program.

We serve the following communities

Communities listed alphabetically

CommunityPopulation
County of Accomack32,914
County of Albemarle106,932
County of Alleghany15,515
County of Amelia12,948
County of Amherst31,869
County of Appomattox15,491
County of Arlington233,064
County of Augusta74,296
County of Bath4,440
County of Bedford78,219
County of Bland6,516
County of Botetourt33,352
County of Brunswick16,527
County of Buchanan22,509
County of Buckingham16,997
County of Campbell55,080
County of Caroline30,270
County of Carroll29,640
County of Charles City6,988
County of Charlotte12,137
County of Chesterfield339,472
County of Clarke14,469
County of Craig5,218
County of Culpeper49,983
County of Cumberland9,662
County of Dickenson14,985
County of Dinwiddie27,776
County of Essex11,141
County of Fairfax1,152,298
County of Fauquier69,424
County of Floyd15,712
County of Fluvanna26,330
County of Franklin56,262
County of Frederick84,186
County of Giles16,595
County of Gloucester37,172
County of Goochland22,353
County of Grayson16,119
County of Greene19,284
County of Greensville11,757
County of Halifax34,929
County of Hanover103,874
County of Henrico328,430
County of Henry51,416
County of Highland2,197
County of Isle of Wight36,502
County of James City74,350
County of King and Queen7,184
County of King George25,886
County of King William16,340
County of Lancaster10,875
County of Lee24,536
County of Loudoun388,721
County of Louisa34,838
County of Lunenburg12,172
County of Madison13,126
County of Mathews8,842
County of Mecklenburg30,761
County of Middlesex10,541
County of Montgomery98,260
County of Nelson14,773
County of New Kent20,803
County of Northampton12,097
County of Northumberland12,201
County of Nottoway15,597
County of Orange35,815
County of Page23,671
County of Patrick17,966
County of Pittsylvania61,922
County of Powhatan28,147
County of Prince Edward22,878
County of Prince George38,214
County of Prince William461,398
County of Pulaski34,267
County of Rappahannock7,354
County of Richmond8,842
County of Roanoke94,802
County of Rockbridge22,343
County of Rockingham78,979
County of Russell27,724
County of Scott21,923
County of Shenandoah43,427
County of Smyth31,311
County of Southampton17,990
County of Spotsylvania131,881
County of Stafford144,624
County of Surry6,676
County of Sussex11,653
County of Tazewell42,514
County of Warren39,442
County of Washington54,603
County of Westmoreland17,655
County of Wise39,390
County of Wythe29,078
County of York68,286
County of Alexandria155,875
County of Bedford CityNaN
County of Bristol16,977
County of Buena Vista6,608
County of Charlottesville47,235
County of Chesapeake237,990
County of Colonial Heights17,981
County of Covington5,622
County of Danville41,908
County of EmporiaNaN
County of Fairfax City24,407
County of Falls Church14,265
County of Franklin City8,520
County of Fredericksburg28,979
County of Galax6,909
County of Hampton136,192
County of Harrisonburg53,208
County of Hopewell22,353
County of Lexington7,324
County of Lynchburg80,666
County of Manassas42,568
County of Manassas Park15,876
County of Martinsville13,650
County of Newport News182,567
County of Norfolk246,794
County of Norton3,938
County of Petersburg32,567
County of Poquoson12,040
County of Portsmouth96,325
County of Radford17,644
County of Richmond City223,325
County of Roanoke City100,465
County of Salem25,561
County of Staunton24,650
County of Suffolk88,858
County of Virginia Beach455,206
County of Waynesboro21,610
County of Williamsburg15,288
County of Winchester27,472

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