Augusta County offers a competitive climate for business. Our labor costs trend below the national average, we enjoy low and stable tax rates, and offer a relatively lower cost of living.
Augusta County Tax Rates
|Category||Tax per $100||Tax per $1000|
|Machinery and Tools||$2.00 (20% assessment ratio)=$0.40||$20.00 (20% assessment ratio)=$4.00|
Augusta County’s low utility rates allow your business to invest more into day-to-day operations.
Dominion Virginia Power and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative offer low rates, reliable service, and commercial support.
Columbia Gas of Virginia provides natural gas to users in Augusta County.
Numerous providers including Verizon, Lumos, and MGW, among others, connect Augusta County sites and businesses with fiber. Redundant fiber is available on many sites.
Water / Wastewater
The Augusta County Service Authority provides public water and sewer for your business including:
- Ample, clean water (Water quality report)
- Reasonable wastewater pre-treatment requirements
- Systems and treatment plants to accommodate large water and wastewater treatment needs
Cost of Living Index (Second Quarter 2016)
|100% Composite Index||13.24% Grocery Items||28.04% Housing||10.31% Utilities||11.16% Trans.||4.36% Health Care||32.89% Misc. Goods and Services|
|Harrisonburg Metro, Harrisonburg, VA||96.4||92.8||97.6||105.8||87.2||104.9||96.0|
|Staunton-Waynesboro VA Micro Staunton-Augusta Co. VA||93.6||90.3||92.3||103.7||90.4||93.1||93.9|
|NonMetro US Lexington-Buena Vista – Rockbridge VA||93.4||85.7||89.5||101.5||90.8||97.7||97.5|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metro:
C2ER Cost of Living Index (COLI)