City of Charlottesville

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Charlottesville Fact Sheet

Despite its small geographic area, the City of Charlottesville is home to a diverse economy, including business and financial services, bioscience, health services, and education technology firms.  These firms benefit from regional assets including Charlottesville’s strategic location in the center of Virginia, excellent road, rail, and air transportation, a highly educated workforce, the University of Virginia, and exceptional quality of life in an urban setting with natural beauty and outdoor recreation.

International firms with offices in the world’s business capitals, including London, Brussels, New York, and Hong Kong, prefer Charlottesville as the location for their global headquarters.  This notable distinction highlights Charlottesville’s unique combination of business and lifestyle amenities.

Businesses and residents enjoy a variety of cultural venues, including art galleries, music halls, and festivals; locavore culture, including wineries in neighboring counties, breweries, and farmer’s markets; and outdoor recreation, such as hiking, river sports, and rock climbing.  Charlottesville offers the perfect mix of business and pleasure, leading to business success, growth, and expansion. 

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Contact Information:

Chris Engel, Director of Economic Development
Phone: (434) 970-3111
Website: Charlottesville Office of Economic Development

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902


Call (434) 979-5610