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Imagine This: Prince William's Technology Sector Growth Could Soon Rival It's Neighboring Counties


As recently as two years ago, few people would have imagined that Prince William County could rival Fairfax, Arlington and Loudoun, as having some the most robust technology business ecosystems in the nation.

Growth in the Prince William-based technology programs at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, approval of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and approval of the Prince William Digital Gateway Plan have combined to make this transformation possible.


Compare this growth to neighboring Fairfax, where as recently as 30 years ago, few people would have imagined that Fairfax County would grow to contain one of the most robust technology ecosystems in the nation, with thousands of tech-fueled firms, fed with workers trained by some of the state’s top universities.


In Focus: Fairfax County's Transformation into a Tech Epicenter: With 8,700 technology companies, Fairfax County is an epicenter for many of the state’s technology companies. Nine Fortune 500 companies are based in Fairfax County, including defense contractors General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman. George Mason University, one of the most diverse colleges in the country, is also based in the county.


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