Key Companies in Fredericksburg

Geico, Fredericksburg

Geico, Fredericksburg

Regional Highlights

The Fredericksburg region includes four counties (Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford) and the City of Fredericksburg, and is ideally located for accessibility to major cities and markets along the East Coast and the global marketplace. With a population of 338,000, the area has been designated Virginia’s fastest-growing for five consecutive years.


Situated halfway between Washington, D.C., and Virginia’s state capital in Richmond on the I-95 corridor, more than 60% of the nation’s population lives within 750 miles of the Greater Fredericksburg region.

Greater Fredericksburg
Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg

Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg

  • Freight rail service is provided by CSX Transportation, offering a wide range of reliable and efficient shipping options.
  • The Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak, provide daily commuter service to metropolitan Washington from three stops in the region.
  • Fredericksburg is within a short drive of the Richmond Marine Terminal, the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, and The Port of Virginia in Hampton Roads.
  • Washington Dulles International, Washington Reagan National, and Richmond International Airports are within one hour of the region, and the Stafford Regional Airport offers foreign trade zone capability.

Virginia has strong transport links catering for all modes of transport, access to a high-quality workforce, and an above-average level of GDP per capita, which contributes to an attractive investment environment for DHL Supply Chain’s Real Estate Solutions unit.

Carl DeLuca Head of Real Estate Solutions, Americas

Lidl Regional Distribution Center, Fredericksburg

Talent Development

Greater Fredericksburg is home to 180,000 workers, and a highly skilled and expanding workforce of more than 1,000,000 resides within a 40-mile commute. The region is home to the nationally ranked University of Mary Washington and two esteemed community colleges, Germanna Community College and Rappahannock Community College, supplying the region’s target industries of distribution and logistics, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and healthcare with a highly skilled and educated talent pool. The Stafford Smart Community Testbed, the first in Virginia, is a "shared knowledge platform" to develop practical and relevant smart technology solutions.


Living in Greater Fredericksburg

The abundance of natural beauty in and near the Fredericksburg region belies its convenient proximity to major metropolitan areas. A diverse landscape allows corporate partners and residents the option to choose from suburban areas, waterfront property on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, rural farmland, or the vibrant City of Fredericksburg – all at affordable prices -- and within a short trip to three major airports. Housing costs in the region are significantly less than in the Washington, D.C., area, and property taxes are also comparatively low.

Greater Fredericksburg’s location between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Chesapeake Bay to the east guarantees an extensive selection of recreational and cultural activities. The region is home to Lake Anna, one of Virginia’s largest lakes and a renowned state park, and is a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean.

Local dramatic performances and concerts draw rave reviews and large audiences. Fredericksburg also offers a wide assortment of specialty, craft, and antique shops, as well as dining and entertainment options in a restored, 18th-century setting. Central Park and Celebrate Virginia South offer an array of national retailers and are home to the Fredericksburg Nationals minor league baseball team.

Smith Bowman Distillery, Spotsylvania County

Smith Bowman Distillery, Spotsylvania County

Downtown Fredericksburg

Downtown Fredericksburg

Lake Anna State Park, Spotsylvania County 2

Lake Anna State Park, Spotsylvania County