Gloucester County offers a low cost of living, desirable quality of life, quality labor force, education opportunities, and affordable housing. The Gloucester County Department of Economic Development is committed to providing these benefits to new and existing businesses.
Gloucester County is strategically located in the southeastern portion of Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The county is bounded on the south by the York River, the north by the Piankatank River and the east by Mobjack Bay. Gloucester County's industries have traditionally been associated with the abundant natural resources found in the area. With its advantageous location in the geographic center of the Eastern Seaboard, the county is experiencing an increased diversification in manufacturing activities. Richmond, the state capital, is 59 miles west and Washington, D.C. is 153 miles north. The Port of Hampton Roads is 45 miles south. Gloucester County is located within the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Local Economic Development Officer