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Map of Sussex County (light blue) within Virginia's Gateway Region (dark blue)Location

Sussex County is located in south-central Virginia. This 496 square mile community is bisected by Interstate 95 and is strategically positioned between the Richmond-Petersburg and Hampton Roads metropolitan areas.

Sussex County is 45 miles south of Richmond and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Sussex County is part of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Port of Hampton Roads is 50 miles east.


Labor Market Area

Sussex's labor force is responsible, dedicated and able to adapt to changing technologies.  The labor market area includes Virginia's Gateway Region, the southern half of the Richmond-Petersburg metropolitan area and the Hampton Roads metro area, comprising 17 localities in southeastern Virginia.

  Labor Market Data

Virginia's Gateway Region

Virginia's Gateway Region

Whether starting up, expanding, or searching for a new location,  Virginia's Gateway Region Economic Development Organization can help your business access the right talent, logistics advantages and more than 40 percent of the U.S. market right here from the center of the East Coast and Gateway to Global markets.


Virginia’s Gateway Region exists to enhance the economic development opportunities for the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex. Virginia’s Gateway Region is a private, nonprofit organization that is publicly and privately funded to facilitate new business opportunities, work with existing businesses, advance resources that will enhance the economic viability of the region and foster regional cooperation among the public and private entities that are involved in economic development activities.

  Virginia's Gateway Region Website     Sussex County Labor Market Statistics



In addition to a municipal airport and rail access, Sussex is accessible by many major highways including I-95 and US-460.

  Infrastructure Details

Community Profile

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

The Sussex County Community Profile contains market data for Sussex County and the surrounding region.

The Community Profile is provided by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).

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