Business & Financial Services

CFA Institute, Charlottesville, VA

Business and Financial Services is the largest industry group in the region, employing over 12,000 people in over 1,500 firms.  An extensive fiber optics network and redundant, low cost electric power contribute to the area’s desirability for data centers and other companies with strict technology infrastructure requirements.  Central Virginia’s proximity to major financial centers, such as Washington, DC and Richmond, while being removed from the associated costs and congestion, enhance the region’s attraction to business and financial services firms.

The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and Darden School of Business produce world class graduates in the fields of business, marketing, accounting, and finance.  These schools provide a talent pipeline with graduates armed with the most advanced business techniques, technology, and strategies.  In addition to recent graduates, businesses can easily entice experienced professionals from these schools back to Central Virginia.

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Central Virginia Business & Financial Services Quick Facts
Number of Firms 1,518
Number of Workers 12,000
Avg. Annual Growth Rate 1.3%


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