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Yes Virginia!


Virginia delivers on the rhetoric. Located adjacent to Washington D.C., Virginia is strategically located on the U.S. East Coast. Fifty-six percent of all U.S. consumers live within 1,200 km (745 mi) of Virginia. Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport serves 80+ U.S. cities and 40 non-stop destinations worldwide and is the 6th busiest U.S. airport for international travel.

Each state has a different tax strategy. It's important to look at how each state's complete tax, fee, and license structure affects your business to ensure that you have a complete picture!


Deciding to join us in the commonwealth is the easy part! The Governor's Office and the Department of Commerce and Trade are here to assist you from pro-industry policy to your individual site-selection needs.

Coming to Virginia

Whether you're moving or expandingYes Virginiato the commonwealth, these steps will help you get up and running quickly. (Be sure to check the workforce section for any employees who will be permanently moving to Virginia.)

Workforce Issues

Moving between states has little impact on your federal filings. However, at the state level, you're effectively starting a new employee/employer relationship for the purpose of state regulations. Keep in mind both employees that will be moving and new hires within Virginia.

I'm in another country.

Over 700 internationally-owned companies operate in The Commonwealth of Virginia. Companies in another country are expanding into the United States and into Virginia. Most foreign businesses choose to start new U.S. divisions: Canon USA, Volkswagen of America, Rolls Royce, Volvo Trucks, and other success stories.Yes Virginia