Major Employers

Central Virginia is proud of its broad range of major employers, representing a variety of industries, sizes, and products or services.  This broad range of employers demonstrates that the assets of Central Virginia can support a variety of businesses and lead to long-term growth and success.

Aerojet Rocketdyne:  Aerojet Rocketdyne combines the fields of engineering, manufacturing, and information technology to serve the defense industry.  With a major presence in Central Virginia, Aerojet Rocketdyne represents how the diversity of skills and experiences of Central Virginia’s workforce and the quality of Central Virginia’s transportation infrastructure ensures business success.

Blue Mountain Brewery:  Central Virginia is very proud of the award winning beers produced at the Blue Mountain Brewery.  Blue Mountain Brewery is a rapidly growing employer in the region, leveraging Central Virginia’s idyllic mountain views to attract visitors and Central Virginia’s transportation infrastructure to export beers north to New York, west to Michigan, and south to North Carolina.

CFA Institute:  CFA Institute is a global non-profit association of investment professionals, with regional offices in London, Hong Kong, and New York City and its global headquarters in Central Virginia.  Employing over 300 individuals in Central Virginia to manage its global network, the CFA Institute is a testament to the quality of Central Virginia’s skilled workforce.

Klöckner Pentaplast:  Klöckner Pentaplast is a leading manufacturer of rigid plastic film, with manufacturing facilities and customers located across the globe.  Central Virginia is home to one of only five Klöckner Pentaplast manufacturing plants in the United States, demonstrating the benefits of the Central Virginia’s strategic location, transportation infrastructure, and efficient workforce.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital:  With a major hospital and several satellite facilities in Central Virginia, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital employs a wide range of health professionals.  Recently named as one of the top hospitals in Virginia, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital ensures that Central Virginia residents have access to the highest quality healthcare.

S&P Global Market Intelligence: S&P Global Market Intelligence is an international business intelligence firm.  S&N Finanical, purchased by McGraw Hill Financial which later became S&P Global Inc., selected Central Virginia as its global headquarters, demonstrating the region’s suitability for business and financial services firms.

TE Connectivity:  TE Connectivity is a global, $12 billion company that has entrusted a crucial division of its business, the production of wires and cable for the maritime industry, exclusively to its Central Virginia manufacturing facility.  TE Connectivity cited Central Virginia’s workforce and other assets as major factors behind its recent decision to invest $15 million and add 30 new jobs at its Central Virginia facility.

The University of Virginia:  In addition to being a major education and innovation asset to Central Virginia businesses, the University of Virginia is also the region’s largest employer. Employing individuals at every level of the career ladder, the University of Virginia is able to recruit its required workforce from within and outside Central Virginia.

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