Founded: 1742

Population: 86,606

Households: 23,283

Suffolk is a major peanut processing center, and railroad and highway transportation hub. It hosts a diverse combination of industrial, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and hospitality businesses, as well as farming. New Dominion Pictures, a television and film studio in Suffolk, is known for its reenactment-style television shows and movies.

National and international companies choose Suffolk for their warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing needs. The Economic Development and Technology Zone incentive programs are available to help businesses thrive.

With the uptick in employment and population, the need for retail is a given. Local, regional, and national businesses continue to invest in Suffolk. The Historic Rehabilitation tax credits is just one incentive for the businessperson that wishes to locate downtown. The opportunities abound in every corner of Surprising Suffolk.

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