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Learn about Albemarle County's prime locationAlbemarle County is one of the most desirable locations in Virginia and in the nation, with an excellent school system, low taxes, a skilled and educated workforce, and a wealth of cultural, historic and recreational amenities in a beautiful setting. Our community is energized by entrepreneurship and invention fueled by the University of Virginia, one of the country’s most renowned research institutions. Our strategic location offers easy access to airports, rail service and highway networks that place us within one day access to more than half of the U.S. population. Our focus on innovation, ideas and opportunity make Albemarle an ideal place to cultivate your business. Click here to get to know Albemarle County better...

Starting Your Business in Albemarle County

Starting Your Business in Albemarle County

Relocating Your Business to Albemarle County

Albemarle County's Target Industries


Albemarle County’s Office of Community and Business Partnerships is anxious to support your existing business with a range of services and programs. Our goal is to connect existing businesses with the information, resources and programs that will help them thrive and grow. In addition to County staff, this network includes individuals and agencies offering assistance in a variety of areas including finance, international trade, process improvement, business planning and workforce development, and University of Virginia or Piedmont Virginia Community College programs.  
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Susan Stimart
Economic Development Facilitator

Beth Pizzichemi
Project Information Coordinator

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The Albemarle Advantage
  • Stable, well-run government
  • AAA bond rating
  • Home to the University of Virginia & Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Terrific public school system
  • Thriving high-technology companies and employee base
  • Competitive real estate & property taxes
  • Excellent parks and natural areas
  • An abundance of cultural, historical & leisure opportunities
  • Low crime rate 
  • Strong entrepreneurial focus

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Albemarle At-A-Glance

Population: 105,051 (2015 estimate)
6.1% increase in population since 2010

Area: 726 square miles
2016 Real Estate Tax Rate:
$0.839 per $100
2016 Personal Property Tax
$4.28 per $100
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Average Annual Income: $51,480
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