Within 90 minutes of the nation’s capital district, Winchester provides the perfect location for businesses that depend upon quick physical and data connections to the rest of the U.S. and the world. Our city is along the Interstate 81 corridor that stretches from Ontario to eastern Tennessee and offers fast connections with major north-south and east-west Interstates. U.S. Highways 11 and 50 meet in the center of the city, and Virginia 37 is on the east side, speeding shipments throughout the region, and reaching the intermodal Virginia Inland Port in just 20 minutes. Our proximity to Washington allows convenient access to both Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports.
Winchester is at the center of a regional workforce of 4.1 million, with 1.4 million residents who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. Our city and region place a significant value on education, evidenced by the unique relationship between John Handley High School, the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center, Laurel Ridge Community College, and Shenandoah University, which delivers healthcare, professional, and technical training at all levels.
With all these assets, Winchester is the ideal site for growing companies in innovative fields such as healthcare, IT, light manufacturing, professional services, and retail. Our business-friendly local government officials also believe in supporting and investing in the companies that already do business in our city — and we’d like to add your company to the growing list of businesses that have achieved success here!