Danville Region

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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  • Population = 106,561

    Danville: 43,055

    Pittsylvania: 63,506

  • Median Household
    Income = $79,307

    Danville: $34,951

    Pittsylvania: 44,356

  • Labor force = 47,788

    Danville: 18,466

    Pittsylvania: 29,322

  • 43% Blue Collar
    56% White Collar

    Source:
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    data.virginialmi.com

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The Danville Office of Economic Development has been with us every step of the way from our inception in 2009 to date. At start-up they made themselves available at every request and opened every door needed to make our timetable and goals work. As we have grown the business since 2009, the OED has assisted with equal time and enthusiasm. We have also benefited from their close cooperation and relationships with all related State level agencies that helped to fast track our objectives. Given our experience, I cannot imagine any municipality providing better service or having a better performance than the OED in Danville.

Steve Daniels, CEO of JTI Leaf Services (US) LLC

When searching for a location it is not uncommon to hear communities talk about what they hope to do or want to do. In business, it is important we minimize risk to ensure success, and when we visited Danville it was not about what they hoped to do, but rather about what they are currently doing, which is a lot. It only takes one visit to experience the long-term vision in play for this region initiated by Mr. Karl Stauber and the Danville Regional Foundation, along with key community leaders associated with the Future of the Piedmont. Their investments and vision are clearly supported and put into action through the work of your local elected officials. When we met with the Danville City Council, as well as the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, it gave us the confidence to move forward with making Pittsylvania County and Danville Virginia our home. We share our gratitude for these efforts and look forward to assisting you with your vision, as we become an active part of this community.

Jason Wells, President of KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub LLC

I often get asked, “Why Danville”. Not just by people from outside the community, but also within the community. My response is to invite them to visit so we may share what I refer to as the “Danville Experience”. This experience is embodied by four special people that assisted us every step of the way. Telly Tucker of Danville Economic Development, Tom Lohr Industry Consultant to Danville Economic Development, Joe Anwyl of CCAM and Matt Rowe of Pittsylvania County Economic Development. These gentlemen, along with their respective staffs, have been nothing short of outstanding. The collaborative way that these entities worked together was inspiring and quickly made Danville feel like a place we needed to be. I have yet to have anyone walk away questioning our decision on landing in Danville once I am able to walk them through what this community has rebuilt itself from, is doing for itself today, and has in store for tomorrow.

Jason Wells, President of KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub LLC

However, it is not the investment into these buildings and these machines, but rather a community culture and mindset that will undoubtedly place Danville, Virginia in a leading position for world class global organizations such as ourselves. The unparalleled training capability that Danville has established allows companies such as KYOCERA to focus on our core business with the confidence that the community we will exist within will continue to develop an environment that supports our vision and leading position in the future of machining.

Jason Wells, President of KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub LLC

At KYOCERA, our corporate motto is to respect the divine and love people. Buildings are easy and machines are readily available. With over 175 facilities in 28 Countries and 5 other cutting tool locations in the United States, we could have easily placed this Technology Hub in any location of our choosing. However it comes down to the essence of what we value the most, people. The people of Virginia have demonstrated to us their commitment and ability to assist us in addressing the challenges that face industry and the needed innovations for years to come. So we take this first step in a long term future commitment to our newest home of Danville, Virginia, to create a business structure capable of creating leading innovations, while strengthening our business globally as a comprehensive cutting tool solutions provider.

Jason Wells, President of KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub LLC

I had the opportunity to work with the Economic Development division for the City of Danville, VA. during the construction of our brand new state of the art aviation facility and re-location from our prior location to the city of Danville in a timely and flawless transition. We look forward to working with the city as we expand our business and build our mutually beneficial relationship.

Ray Rodriguez, President of GSO Aviation Inc.