Business Advantages

Louisa County has one of the lowest tax structures for manufacturing companies in the State of Virginia.

  • Interstate 64 forms the backbone of the County providing 20 miles of interstate with four interchanges along the way. I-64 converges with I-95, I-295 and I-85 to the east and I-81 to the west. Louisa County is located halfway between interstates 95 and 81, both major north/south transportation corridors.
  • Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, is only 90 miles away.
  • Louisa County is strategically located at the mid-point of the East Coast, equal distance between Philadelphia and Charlotte and Boston and Atlanta.
  • 50 percent of the nation’s consumers are within one day delivery by truck.
  • Buckingham Branch Railroad provides short track service that spans the entire length of the county from east to west. BBR provides connection to Norfolk Southern railroad and CSX in Charlottesville and Richmond.
  • Louisa County is only a 30 minute drive from the Charlottesville/Albemarle Regional Airport and a 1 hour drive from Richmond International Airport.
  • The Port of Virginia at Hampton Roads is within 120 miles of Louisa County. It is the third largest container port on the East Coast, with service from more than 75 international shipping lines and more than 3,000 sailings per year to 100 countries.
  • Fifteen four-year and numerous two-year specialty colleges and universities offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in all major fields, including business, law, engineering and medicine. These institutions are all located with two hours of Louisa County. Read more about education in Louisa County here.
  • Virginia is a right to work state. Louisa County and the region have very low levels of union representation.
  • The Central Virginia Region offers an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, all of which can be reached from Louisa within a one hour drive time.
  • The region's quality of life makes it easy to relocate, attract and retain quality employees.