Business Climate

Top Place for Business

Arlington and Virginia have been recognized as top places to do business for many years, and it is easy to see why. Here in Arlington, we offer not only a stable government structure with a solid Triple-AAA bond rating for more than two decades, but also a statewide corporate income tax rate of 6% (lower than the national median of 6.5%) that has remained unchanged for 50 years. It means stability in community and stability for your business.

What's more, Arlington offers an abundant, talented workforce, a lower cost of living than comparable destinations and transit accessibility — all located within steps of the power and prestige of the nation's capital and top decision makers. 



Best Business Climate


Top State for Business


Best State for Business – Regulatory Environment

Growing for All the Right Reasons

Benefiting from stable and responsible government, access to a large, talented workforce, a high quality of life and unmatched infrastructure, Arlington's business environment fosters growth. 

Q4 2021 Market Report


SF of Office in the Pipeline


New Residents Since 2000


New Jobs Since 2000

Low and Stable Corporate Income Tax Rate

Virginia has the lowest corporate income tax of the surrounding states and has not raised its rate for 50 years. At 6%, Virginia’s corporate income tax is lower than the national median of 6.5%. Arlington offers stable and competitive tax rates compared to other jurisdictions in the region. Business taxes depend on the sector and size of your business.

To learn about how the cost of doing business compares to other states, view Virginia’s state-by state-comparison tool.