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City of Danville Office of Economic Development
P.O. Box 3300 | 427 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543-3300
Ph: (434) 793-1753 | Fx: (434) 797-9606
International Line: 001-434-793-1753
Overview of Danville
About Danville
Danville is located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population. An excellent highway system coupled with easy access to Interstates 40 and 85 make Danville extremely well-suited to reach mid-Atlantic markets and international shipping facilities.

New and expanding businesses in Danville benefit from low operating costs, a business-friendly tax structure, and a turnkey approach to providing essential operating services at highly competitive rates. Danville maintains one of the lowest metropolitan tax structures in the U.S. Danville's utilities are owned and operated by the City.

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The cost of doing business in Danville is 87% as compared to U.S. The cost of living is 88.1% as compared to U.S. In Danville, there is no local income tax and no inventory tax. Danville has one of the highest productivity rates in Virginia. There are two state-designated Enterprise Zones.

Virginia manufacturers have one of the lowest average workers’ compensation costs in the country. At $2.08 per $100 of payroll in January 2008, it ranks 3rd lowest nationally and is 47 percent lower than the U.S. average. 

While Danville is renowned throughout the U.S. for its manufacturing heritage and relaxed lifestyle, the region is also one of the top 25 locations in the country for business. From corporate headquarters, regional distribution centers, and product manufacturing to high-tech research, the City of Danville spans a dynamic economic spectrum. Business people from around the world are discovering the vast possibilities of Danville. In addition to being a world class city, the community is a premier business location and home to major corporations, including The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Nestlé USA, Swedwood, Essel Propack, CIT, Telvista, EBI, and many others.

Danville’s diverse neighborhoods represent a unique blend of the best of rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Communities of comparable size seldom offer such a wide variety of housing. Homes in the Danville area ranges from turn-of-the-century Victorian and Edwardian architecture to suburban Williamsburg style homes, country club developments, urban lofts, apartments, and rural farm settings.