Attractive tax rates, strong transportation infrastructure, a supportive business environment and a highly educated workforce make Hanover County the ideal place to locate or expand your business.
Advantages for Professional Services
- No Business and Professional Occupation License Tax (BPOL) is required, except for contractors.
- A strong transportation network allows an easy commute to jobs in the metropolitan region from more than 20 surrounding cities, towns and counties.
- The Richmond region is home to a number of well-known, four-year institutions of higher learning. There is also a well-managed, jobs-focused community college system. These schools offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in all major fields, including business, engineering, and medicine.
- Public and private schools have received national recognition, including ten Greater Richmond elementary and middle schools that were named No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools.
- A graduate warranty program assures that students are prepared for post-secondary education or entry-level employment.
- Randolph-Macon College (RMC), an undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts located in the town of Ashland in Hanover County.
- Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), which includes the VCU Medical Center, is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral Research – University Extensive and received $227 million in externally funded research in FY 2006-2007.
- John B. Fenn, research professor in the Department of Chemistry and affiliate professor of Chemical Engineering at VCU, was one of three recipients of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- 20 of VCU’s graduate and professional programs have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the nation.
- VCU’s $50 million School of Engineering offers degrees in biomedical, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and computer engineering and in computer science.
- University of Richmond (U of R), the area’s largest private university, includes: the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies; Law school; and undergraduate and graduate business schools
- Virginia State University (VSU), one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions, with a 236-acre main campus and 416-acre agricultural research facility at Randolph Farm.
- Virginia Union University (VUU), a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution founded in 1865 to provide a quality education to young African-Americans.
- Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology has a satellite office in the region to serve existing and growing companies.
- All business support services are available, including legal, accounting, advertising, insurance, and financial services.
- Greater Richmond offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 24-minute commute.
- The area’s excellent quality of life makes it easy to relocate, attract, and retain top quality professional and technical employees.