Northern Virginia is the largest sub-region within the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Our population numbers nearly 2 million and has increased by approximately 25 percent over the past decade. With a geography that ranges from world-class technology centers to historic cities and towns, from urban corridors to rural countryside, Northern Virginia offers unparalleled options for business locations.
Strong clusters exist in government contracting, defense electronics, information technology, biotechnology and bioinformatics, and telecommunications sectors. The "Birthplace of the Internet", Northern Virginia has the highest concentration of bandwidth in the world, and more opportunities than anywhere else.
With the most educated population in the nation, Northern Virginia is clearly the smartest choice. Sixty percent of all adults are college graduates and 25 percent hold advanced degrees. The educational systems are unparalleled, with approximately 90 percent of all high school graduates going on to college. Our greatest asset is our labor force that is strong and growing daily. With 25 colleges and universities in the Washington area, and 100,000 students, we will continue to improve.
Northern Virginia has a very favorable tax climate for business, echoed in each local jurisdiction. Northern Virginia has two major airports - Washington Dulles and Ronald Reagan Washington National. Combined with one of the most modern public transit systems in the nation, travel to Northern Virginia is very easy. The transportation infrastructure is exceptional.
To find out where in the region is the best location for your firm, explore the communities in the region. Or, submit a site location assistance request using the online form.