Chesterfield County, Virginia, is a thriving, affluent, suburban community located in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. Chesterfield is recognized for its prime mid-Atlantic location that puts local businesses within a one‐day travel time to 45 percent of the U.S. population, 50 percent of the nation’s manufacturing operations, and 60 percent of the corporate headquarters in the country through easy access to Interstates 64, 85, 95 and 295.

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Companies have been choosing Chesterfield County as a place to do business for nearly 400 years. The first iron furnace in the United States was built in Chesterfield. The first recorded commercial coal mines in North America operated in Chesterfield. Chesterfield County continues to attract an expanding list of large companies and small businesses. Sites are available throughout the county to support a variety of businesses and industries.

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Chesterfield – A “First Choice” Community

Building on four centuries rich in history, culture, and economic success, Chesterfield County has become an ideal place to live, work, play.

The County is a full service community providing fire protection, police protection and emergency rescue services, funded by a fair and competitive tax structure.

Opportunities abound for personal well-being in the area. With historic assets like Henricus Historical Park and world‐class sports venues like the Collegiate School Aquatic Center and River City Sportsplex, residents, businesses and visitors alike can enjoy the amenities that makes Chesterfield County such a special place. Major medical facilitiespublic libraries, a wide range of housing options, and a reasonable cost of living provide a quality of life that satisfies natives and newcomers alike.

Chesterfield County is a nationally recognized leader in local government. The Board of Supervisors and county leadership are dedicated to providing focus and defined direction to maintain the highest quality of life and to always be worthy of the public’s trust in sustaining Chesterfield County as a “First Choice” community.


Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) is educating more than 60,000 students in 64 schools, including 6 National Blue-Ribbon schools and 6 National Title 1 Distinguished schools. One-hundred perecent of the County’s schools are accredited. CCPS has a 90 percent on-time graduation rate and a 96 percent daily attendance rate.

In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests. Specialty Center offerings include information technology, mathematics and science, leadership and international relations, and health professions and therapies. Chesterfield’s two career and technical centers offer leading-edge curriculum such as logistics and supply chain management and megatronics, as well as high-demand opportunities in the construction trades.

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A Strong Business Climate

With strong support from the Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield has created a business climate conducive to wealth creation and economic opportunity. The local economy is characterized by a strong industrial base and diversified economic structure.

Chesterfield is home to major employers such as DuPont, Honeywell and Amazon. In addition to the County’s major employers, more than 75 percent of the County’s economic base includes businesses with 10 or fewer employees, making small business a key component of the County’s economy.

Forty internationally owned companies, representing 12 countries, have operations in the county. The county is centrally located in one of Virginia’s major manufacturing areas, and a wide variety of manufacturing industries, large and small, are located here.

Tourism, especially sports tourism, is becoming a major economic driver. Chesterfield County’s world-class sports venues such as River City Sportsplex, home to one of the largest collections of synthetic turf fields in the United States, and the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, formerly used in Olympic trials, attracts more than 70,000 athletes, coaches, and spectators to the County annually.

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Major Employers

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Amazon Warehousing and Storage
HCA Virginia Health System Hospitals
U.P.S. Couriers and Messengers
E.I. DuPont De Nemours Company Chemical Manufacturing
Wal Mart General Merchandise Stores
Anteon Corporation Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Bon Secours Richmond Health System Hospitals
Capital One Bank Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Hill Phoenix Machinery Manufacturing
Sabra Dipping Co LLC Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods