Specialized Logistics & Supply Chain

Facts and Figures
Specialized Logistics and
Supply Chain Establishments
~ 3,319 
Employee in Specialized Logistics
and Supply Chain industries

With a population of 421,377, Prince William County is the second largest and fourth fastest growing county in the commonwealth of Virginia
Median household income is $95,268


Logistics and Supply Chain Center

With a committed focus on the specialized logistics and supply chain industry, Prince William County is home to 557 establishments employing 3,319 logistics professionals. There are a number of world class distribution companies with operations in the county serving Metro Washington DC, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Eastern United States, including:


Business Advantages

Located just 30 minutes outside of Washington DC, Prince William County’s favorable blend of large land parcels, multi-use zoned sites, financial and expedited permitting incentives, reliable power and competitive rates, and superior multi-modal transportation infrastructure make it an ideal location for logistics and supply chain businesses seeking a location in the Mid-Atlantic region. Specialized logistics and supply chain companies enjoy a number of benefits when locating operations in Prince William County, including:

  • Immediate access to two major U.S. interstate corridors – I-95 and I-66 – and the Prince William County Parkway (Route 234) which provides a connection between the two major interstate corridors
  • Service from two major international airports – Dulles International Airport (Foreign Trade Zone #137) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – and Manassas Regional Airport, the largest regional airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Access to two of the largest railway systems in the United States – CSX and Norfolk Southern
  • Access to designated Foreign Trade Zone #137 with part of zone located in the County, which offers added benefits to companies importing and exporting products
  • Close proximity to Virginia Inland Port which offers immediate access to I-66 (less than 1 mile), close proximity to I-81 (within 5 miles) and a designated Foreign Trade Zone (#20) and U.S. Customs-designated port of entry. Virginia Inland Port also provides direct access to The Port of Virginia via Norfolk Southern railway
  • Competitively priced site and building options in Northern Virginia with 14 million square feet of existing flex and industrial space and over 5,900 acres of commercially zoned, undeveloped land 
  • Competitive wages 32% below the U.S. average to companies with warehousing and distribution operations at $32,700


Workforce and Consumer Market Access

Prince William County provides access to both a large talented workforce and a large consumer market with strong buying power. The outstanding talent pool of highly-skilled, culturally diverse labor totaling 2.1 million within 30 miles and 1.5 million within a 30-minute drive will allow any company to find their workforce of logistics and distribution professionals. Furthermore, average labor costs in Prince William County are 16% lower in Metro DC and 4% lower than the national average, offering logistics companies competitive labor costs for their operations to serve Metro DC and the Mid-Atlantic. Below are the number of residents from surrounding counties commuting to Prince William County:

1.    Prince William County, Virginia – 77,675

2.    Fairfax, Virginia – 14,411

3.    Stafford County, Virginia – 6,466

4.    Loudoun County, Virginia – 4,781

5.    Manassas City, Virginia – 3,673

6.    Fauquier County, Virginia – 3,392

7.    Spotsylvania County, Virginia – 3,279

8.    Prince Georges County, Maryland – 1,682

9.    Culpepper County, Virginia – 1,282

10.  Alexandria City, Virginia – 1,270

Next, being within Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area, Prince William County offers access to a large market of over 6 million consumers with a median household income of $92,324. These advantages benefit many businesses looking to expand their market and reach a large number of consumers quickly.

Competitive Real Estate and Expedited Permitting

For companies looking at Metro Washington DC for their next operation, Prince William County offers competitively priced site and building options with commercial leases rates 47% below the Metro Washington DC average and the average land sale price 72% lower in the county. Prince William County also offers priority status for targeted industries including specialized logistics and supply chain for an expedited review of site and building plans. As part of the expedited permitting process, a project manager is assigned by development services to guide you through the County’s development processes and assist you with your project needs. This allows your company to get up and running faster to stay competitive and minimize costs with locating or expanding an operation.

As an industry that is continuously adapting to market trends, technology disrupters, and the omni-channel evolution of retail and distribution, we understand the decision drivers for future operations will have to adapt quickly to accommodate the business and its consumers. Please contact us and we would enjoy an opportunity to work with you as your company or client considers options to locate or expand its next logistics or supply chain operation.

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[1] Establishment and employment data taken from Bureau for Labor Statistics. NAICS codes used include 454111, 48-49, 72231, 5412, 5191, 541513, and 541519