Doing Business in Stafford

Welcome to Stafford County! We are a business-friendly community with simple processes for opening or operating a business. Whether large or small, franchise or entrepreneurships, companies located in Stafford have quick access to knowledgeable County staff and a wide variety of helpful resources. The Stafford Board of Supervisors is an enthusiastic supporter of businesses and approved an Economic Development Strategic Plan, which states that Stafford County strives to be a more desirable community with an excellent business climate conducive to increased investment by the private sector and the expansion of job opportunities for its citizens, a world class school system, modern public safety services ensuring a safe community, with abundant and adequate parks and recreational amenities.

If you are starting a business in Stafford, please contact our main office by phone at (540) 658-8681 or by email at A representative from our office will guide you step-by-step through the processes required to establish and open your business in Stafford. The office is located in the Department of Economic Development on the first floor of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

Businesses already in operation in Stafford can contact Rick Cobert, Business Development Administrator, to learn more about existing resources at the local, state, and federal level. Rick’s office is located in the Economic Development Department of the Stafford Administration Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554. He can be reached at (540) 658-4581.

Thank you for selecting Stafford as a home for your business. We look forward to working with you and we wish you much success!