Business Outlook

Promoting Economic Diversity & Strength

New Kent's leaders are pro-business and work hard to maintain reasonable and stable tax rates as well as a results-oriented approach to business regulation.

The Benefits of New Kent County

The county is strategically positioned to take advantage of a large and diversified workforce running the gamut from industrial laborers to high tech specialists. Residents enjoy an extremely high quality of life, great recreational opportunities, excellent public schools and safety, lower cost housing and property taxes than their urban neighbors, and reasonably short commutes. Additionally, Virginia is a right-to-work state and the average net costs of both worker's compensation as well as unemployment insurance rates are among the lowest in the nation.

Because of the Comprehensive Plan's village concept, home-based businesses as well as small businesses will be embraced, supported, and sustained for years to come.