For those who enjoy a beautiful landscape to grow and explore, Washington County, Virginia, offers business-building advantages among life-enriching amenities, built with a work ethic forged in the history of the region, a blend of past success and future progress that helps move business forward at a pace of your choosing.

Washington County, Virginia

Washington County, Virginia, population 54,729, is known for its deep historical roots as well as its ongoing role in shaping America’s economic future. Access to markets and a loyal, adaptable, and proud workforce, room to grow, a blend of unique regional and local cultural amenities, and a scenic mountain location provide a rich, safe environment for businesses to locate and expand. Learn more about doing business here

Arts, culture, and recreation thrive here

Barter Theatre

Abingdon, the county seat, features a 20-block historic district that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes the world-famous Barter Theatre.

Virginia Creeper trail biking

Visitors seeking scenic recreation have many trails to choose from, including the Virginia Creeper Trail and the Appalachian Trail.


The strong farm-to-table movement here is evident at the Abingdon Farmers Market, which is the largest in the area.

What's best about Washington County?

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The workforce is the bedrock of our communities. Described as hardworking, adaptable and loyal, the traditional agricultural/farm work ethic is carried on by those working for distribution centers, manufacturers and by those in the professional, scientific, and technical service industries.


Need to truck products to Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, or Charleston SC within a half-day? No problem!

With prime industrial sites located within one-mile of I-81, Washington County’s proximity to major cities and seaports offers companies numerous opportunities for cost-saving advantages.

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Quality of Life

Our quality of life is exemplary. Nestled among scenic mountains, Washington County is close to both natural recreation and major metropolitan areas. As if to add an exclamation point to the region’s ready access to cultural amenities, the exceptional Barter Theatre is located in the County. Music festivals feature prominently and a lively arts culture thrives here.

Explore what Washington County, Virginia, has to offer

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