Why Staunton?

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Staunton is renowned for investing in both people and place. We support visionaries with bold ideas and we’ve got our eye on our region’s success over the long-term. When you come to Staunton, you’ll find a talented and passionate workforce that is enjoying an exceptional quality of life. Listed below are just a few reasons why we think you’ll want to visit Staunton to experience just how dynamic and progressive a small Southern city can be.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Forbes ranks the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro metro area as #24 for Cost of Doing Business.

Strong Local Economy

Staunton’s low cost of living, combined with good jobs in health care, education, and manufacturing form a strong economic base.

Entrepreneurial Culture

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro metro area ranks in the top 150 for “Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs” reports Nerdwallet.

Steady Pipeline of College Graduates

There are 12 colleges and universities within 50 miles of Staunton.

Access to Capital

Staunton is home to the Staunton Creative Community Fund, an innovative micro-lending organization dedicated to helping small businesses grow.


Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-81 and I-64, Staunton is within an easy day’s drive of 43% of the US population.

Minimal Commute

Staunton has an average commute time of just 16 minutes, says Sperling’s Best Places.

High Livability Score

Downtown Staunton has a Walk Score® of 90, making it a walker’s paradise.