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 Accomack32,319
County of Albemarle109,205
County of Alleghany14,856
County of Amelia13,039
County of Amherst31,333
County of Appomattox15,759
County of Arlington239,717
County of Augusta75,256
County of Bath4,198
County of Bedford78,363
County of Bland6,241
County of Botetourt33,090
County of Brunswick15,962
County of Buchanan20,939
County of Buckingham17,013
County of Campbell54,863
County of Caroline30,758
County of Carroll29,540
County of Charles City6,930
County of Charlotte11,990
County of Chesterfield348,192
County of Clarke14,571
County of Craig5,018
County of Culpeper52,079
County of Cumberland9,735
County of Dickenson14,519
County of Dinwiddie28,157
County of Essex10,970
County of Fairfax1,158,119
County of Fauquier70,105
County of Floyd15,790
County of Fluvanna26,516
County of Franklin56,331
County of Frederick87,912
County of Giles16,685
County of Gloucester37,254
County of Goochland22,818
County of Grayson15,656
County of Greene19,797
County of Greensville11,538
County of Halifax34,122
County of Hanover106,891
County of Henrico331,272
County of Henry50,470
County of Highland2,187
County of Isle of Wight36,706
County of James City76,972
County of King and Queen6,987
County of King George26,820
County of King William16,808
County of Lancaster10,637
County of Lee23,314
County of Loudoun414,482
County of Louisa36,295
County of Lunenburg12,061
County of Madison13,231
County of Mathews8,711
County of Mecklenburg30,177
County of Middlesex10,585
County of Montgomery99,135
County of Nelson14,890
County of New Kent22,287
County of Northampton11,694
County of Northumberland12,220
County of Nottoway15,311
County of Orange36,497
County of Page23,588
County of Patrick17,445
County of Pittsylvania60,586
County of Powhatan28,619
County of Prince Edward22,509
County of Prince George38,171
County of Prince William473,728
County of Pulaski33,946
County of Rappahannock7,262
County of Richmond8,846
County of Roanoke93,731
County of Rockbridge22,659
County of Rockingham80,803
County of Russell26,595
County of Scott21,538
County of Shenandoah43,344
County of Smyth30,245
County of Southampton17,517
County of Spotsylvania134,775
County of Stafford149,804
County of Surry6,417
County of Sussex11,215
County of Tazewell40,159
County of Warren39,886
County of Washington54,104
County of Westmoreland17,789
County of Wise37,870
County of Wythe28,718
County of York68,055
County of Alexandria163,654
County of Bedford CityNaN
County of Bristol16,537
County of Buena Vista6,248
County of Charlottesville48,847
County of Chesapeake243,269
County of Colonial Heights17,880
County of Covington5,430
County of Danville40,637
County of EmporiaNaN
County of Fairfax City24,342
County of Falls Church14,996
County of Franklin City8,068
County of Fredericksburg29,135
County of Galax6,530
County of Hampton133,707
County of Harrisonburg55,183
County of Hopewell22,545
County of Lexington7,107
County of Lynchburg81,941
County of Manassas42,070
County of Manassas Park16,997
County of Martinsville12,975
County of Newport News178,535
County of Norfolk244,413
County of Norton3,906
County of Petersburg31,498
County of Poquoson11,996
County of Portsmouth94,104
County of Radford17,874
County of Richmond City231,244
County of Roanoke City100,197
County of Salem25,999
County of Staunton24,625
County of Suffolk91,121
County of Virginia Beach451,541
County of Waynesboro22,543
County of Williamsburg15,277
County of Winchester28,230

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