Regional Profile

Virginia's Growth Alliance  economic development region, counties and city VGA includes the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward, and the city of Emporia.

Strategically located midway between the Richmond and Raleigh/Durham metropolitan areas, we're but a short two hours from the Port of Hampton Roads. Interstates and highways provide convenient one-day access to most East Coast and Mid-West markets.

Who Calls Us Home?

We're home to a diverse group of companies, ranging from data centers to food processors, universities to wood products. A sampling of these companies includes:

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The companies located in VGA are an integral part of our community, enhancing our quality of life through community service and cultural programs.

We Cultivate Success.

You'll benefit from our skilled workforce, low cost of living, lightning fast fiber broadband, convenient transportation system, and relaxed lifestyle.

Redundant fiber optic broadband networks crisscross the region and support world-class technology companies such as HP and Microsoft.

A stable and dependable labor force, combined with a low-cost of doing business, has been the key to success for advanced manufacturing companies located in the region.

Workforce development centers across the region train workers in today's most demanding technology and information-based occupations.

Executives and workers moving to the region will find Southern, small-town friendliness, and unrivaled waterfront living on the shores of Buggs Island Lake and Lake Gaston.

Government

Each county has a board of supervisors and county administrator.

The city has a city council and city manager. Each locality has a comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances. There are 23 incorporated towns in the region.

Taxes

Localities in Virginia collect a 1% sales tax. They do not tax other items taxed at the State level.

Counties and cities in Virginia are separate taxing entities. Therefore, a company pays taxes to either a county or to a city.

If a company is located in a town, it pays town and county taxes except for utility taxes which are paid only to the town and the license tax which is paid only to the town unless town law permits the additional collection of a county tax.

Manufacturers pay real estate, machinery and tools, truck and automobile, utility, and sales taxes.

Nonmanufacturers pay real estate, tangible personal property, truck and automobile, utility, and sales taxes. They also may pay either a merchants' capital or a license tax.

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File Icon Amelia County
File Icon Blackstone Industrial Park
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File Icon Brunswick County Industrial Park off Rte. 58
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File Icon City of Emporia
File Icon Clarksville Commerce Center
File Icon Crewe Industrial Park
File Icon Cumberland County Community Profile
File Icon Economic & Workforce Evaluation of VGA Targeted Industry Sectors by Mangum Fletcher
File Icon FASTA Site
File Icon Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) Project Fact Sheet
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File Icon Heartland Regional Business Park
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File Icon Joint Enterprise Zone Map - Greensville County and City of Emporia
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File Icon Mecklenburg County
File Icon Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center
File Icon Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMaC) 60-Mi. Workforce Map
File Icon Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMaC) Detailed Site Map
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File Icon Roanoke River Business Park
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File Icon Taxes on Manufacturers - Brunswick County
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File Icon Taxes on Non-Manufacturers - Lunenburg County
File Icon Taxes on Non-Manufacturers - Mecklenburg County
File Icon Taxes on Non-Manufacturers - Nottoway County
File Icon The Virginian, Lifestyle Magazine Fall 2016
File Icon VGA Entrepreneurship Assessment & Recommendations - Longwood University SBDC
File Icon Victoria-Lunenburg Industrial Park
File Icon Virginia's Growth Alliance