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Chesterfield County is a first choice community for residents, businesses and visitors in which to live, work, raise a family and play.
If you are a Chesterfield County resident, you can take pride in the recognition we have already received, such as "The 17th Best Place to Live in America;" "One of the 100 Best Communities in America for Young People;" the lowest crime rate in the Richmond Metropolitan region and many other kudos. Providing you with the best possible quality of life is our main mission as a local government.
If you operate, or are contemplating operating, a business in the county, you’ll find that we are business friendly, from fast tracking new business site development to support of existing business programs of all sizes. We also have one of the lowest machinery and tools tax rates of any developed community in Virginia.
There is so much to see and do in Chesterfield County. Its rich history includes the Native Americans who lived here for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the first English settlers in 1611 to establish the second permanent settlement in the New World. The county also is the place of significant Revolutionary War and Civil War engagements.
For residents, businesses and visitors alike, what makes us such a special place is our people, both in our communities and in our local government, and the way in which everyone works together. It’s that teamwork that makes us what we are and that will carry us into the future as we mold the Chesterfield County of tomorrow.
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