With its easy access to the nation’s capital, our community provides a fertile environment for the Federal Government, which has located many agencies in and around Jefferson County, including several that serve critical national security needs. The United States Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center, the United States Coast Guard, and the Department of the Interior are just a few examples of agencies the Federal government has entrusted to Jefferson County. The bordering Berkeley County also hosts an FBI Fingerprint Storage facility, the Internal Revenue Service, and the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
Jefferson County is just as ideally suited to companies that need to be strategically located near the federal agencies and contractors, not just in Jefferson County, but in and around the greater Washington DC area.
For example, biotech and healthcare businesses choose Jefferson County because of its easy access to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and other federal entities in or regulating these industries. Our centralized location also provides convenient access to a pool of experienced and trained scientists, as well as internationally recognized universities and colleges such as Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University.
Several internationally recognized scientific and environmental federal research installations also make their home in Jefferson County, often hosting national and international scholars on their premises. These include: The United States Department of Agriculture Appalachian Fruit Research Station and Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research facility.