This week’s investor of the week is insurance company, GEICO.



Government Employees Insurance Company. Puzzled, are you? Well, the name goes back to the beginnings of the company. Founder Leo Goodwin first targeted a customer base of U.S. government employees and military personnel. Today, of course, the company has grown to provide insurance to a wide range of customers, whether they’re employed by Uncle Sam or the private sector. GEICO serves millions in auto insurance and offers additional insurance as well.


“Fredericksburg’s business-friendly climate and eager, highly-skilled workforce made it a natural choice for GEICO when we opened our regional office–the very first for our company–here in 1990.

The Greater Fredericksburg area is still very much alive with opportunities for businesses and career-seekers.

Our partnership with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at The University of Mary Washington allows GEICO and its 4,000 local associates to do our part to keep Fredericksburg a great place to live, work and play.”

To learn more about GEICO, visit them at

FredRegion: The Fredericksburg Region is Virginia’s fastest growing market with excellent access to 60% of the nation’s population and global markets. The region boasts a highly educated labor force, lower cost of business and enviable quality of life. The Fredericksburg Region is home to three military installations and located midway between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. making it the ideal location for all businesses.