In 2013 Martinsville-Henry County, outpaced the nation and all of Virginia in manufacturing job growth. Our area had a 4.5 % growth in manufacturing jobs from 2012 to 2013, while the state average for the same sector was less than 1 percent. The nation realized only a 0.5 % growth in manufacturing. *Source: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Why is Martinsville-Henry County realizing this growth? Because new and existing companies alike recognize and value our business-friendly climate, knowledge and professionalism with the site selection and/or expansion process, business affordability, and many other competitive advantages our area has to offer.
“After a careful evaluation of various sites in North Carolina and Virginia, and numerous visits to both regions, it became clear that Virginia was the clear choice. The people in the Economic Development Department and the overall attitude of those from whom we visited with in the state department were all great and very helpful. The overall support that we received from the people of Martinsville along with their continued cooperation in helping us locate an essential rail siding is fantastic. Again the choice was overwhelming that Martinsville and the state of Virginia would be the home for our 4th operation.”
- Fred Zoeller, President & CEO, Laminate Technologies
Combine all these strengths with competitive incentive packages, reasonable tax rates and a healthy, growing existing industry base – and you won't find a warmer business climate than Martinsville-Henry County.