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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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Doing commercial construction in Danville-Pittsylvania County is a pleasure because the community and the local governments actually want economic development and growth. Therefore, the departments go out of their way to help clients navigate regulations and expedite the permitting process. It is a pleasure to live and do business in this community.

Timothy J. Clark, President, Blair Construction, Inc.

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

The Danville-Pittsylvania County area is a great place to conduct business. The workforce in the area is well suited for manufacturing by having the educational background and practical experience necessary for working in a high technology manufacturing environment. The Danville and Pittsylvania County governments work as a partner with local businesses to help them maintain their competitiveness.

David Bennett, VP of Operations at Intertape Polymer Group

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

The Danville and Pittsylvania County region is intent on operating as one in attracting businesses and assisting them in setting up in this area. In addition, we have found many other groups that are willing to assist with issues that business owners may face when locating in a new area. We are grateful to be in an area that works collaboratively in working to have a strong economy. Danville and Pittsylvania County is a great place not only to locate a business but to also live!

Brian Amthor, Executive Vice-President of Amthor International

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.

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

Business transactions have been smooth and Matt Rowe and his office in Pittsylvania County have been great to work with. Eastern Panel’s positive business experience extends to the area’s power company, DEQ, and other County departments. We have experienced frictionless transactions and assistance from Mr. Rowe as we purchased our building. I have told a lot of people how great Pittsylvania County is. It’s been a wonderful experience.

Keith Van Asch, Owner, Eastern Panel Manufacturing

The Danville and Pittsylvania County region is intent on operating as one in attracting businesses and assisting them in setting up in this area. In addition, we have found many other groups that are willing to assist with issues that business owners may face when locating in a new area. We are grateful to be in an area that works collaboratively in working to have a strong economy. Danville and Pittsylvania County is a great place not only to locate a business but to also live!

Krista & Robert Boerrigter of Axxor North America