Make Us Part of Your DNA

Sure, we've got bio and life sciences. But to succeed in this business, you need more. Here are some of the many ingredients Virginia's I-81 Corridor has to offer to help your business grow – and help you enjoy an unparalleled quality of life.

Business Basics

  • Virginia consistently ranks among the top states to do business
  • Nationally recognized training programs and facilities
  • Located along Virginia's primary transportation routes, I-81 and I-64
  • An average of 2,700 engineering, science and math graduates per year
  • Foreign Trade Zones, HUB Zones and Technology Zones
  • A central east coast location within one day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population
  • Equidistant from New York and Atlanta
  • Low cost of doing business

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Bio and Life Sciences

Virginia's I-81 Corridor is home to a cluster of biotechnology and life sciences companies. Whether you're looking for the latest high-tech innovations from higher education or business basics like low electric rates, convenient location or skilled workers, we're your road to success.