Eight Ways Loudoun County, Virginia is No. 1

By December 19, 2016January 12th, 2018Featured, Blog, Rural/Agriculture News, Data Centers

Loudoun County, Virginia is one of the best places in the U.S. to locate and grow your business. But don’t take our word for it, just ask the experts.

Here are eight key business and lifestyle factors where Loudoun leads the field:

1. Top U.S. Household Income

According to a Census Bureau report from September 2017, Loudoun is the No. 1 county in America for household income ($134,464), for the 10th year in a row. Part of that can be attributed to having one of the most educated workforces in the country (more than 60 percent have at least a bachelor’s degree), as well as one of the lowest unemployment rates in the region (3.1 percent as of July 2017).

2. Healthiest County in Virginia

Loudoun County has the right mix of resources, healthcare options, and open spaces to lead the list of County Health Ranking’s healthiest counties in Virginia. Loudoun has led Virginia for several years, thanks in part to an emphasis on fitness businesses that meet the demand of health-conscious residents.

3. Safest County in the D.C. Area

Loudoun County has the lowest crime rate out of the nine northern Virginia jurisdictions in the national capital area.

4. Top Purchasing Power

A study from SmartAsset shows that Loudoun residents get more for their money than people in any other county in Virginia. The study compares median income and cost-of-living data nationwide to find the counties where people hold the most purchasing power.

5. Most Wineries and Breweries in Virginia

Loudoun is taking full advantage of the craft beverage revolution, with more wineries (44) and more breweries (21) than any other jurisdiction in the state. Not valuing quantity over quality, many of these craft beverage makers have been recognized with regional, national and international awards.

6. Horses, Wine Grapes and Bees, Oh My!

Loudoun has kept up with the craft beverage boom by planting the most grape vines of any jurisdiction. That contributes to Loudoun leading the Commonwealth in sales of wine grapes, as well as in bees and honey. Additionally, equine has a $180 million annual economic impact in the county, which also leads Virginia.

7. Top Business Investment for Counties of Its Size

At this year’s International Economic Development Council, it was announced that Loudoun leads the U.S. in investment for counties of its size, with $3.3 billion of investment in fiscal year 2017 alone.

8. Top Data Center Market in the World

They don’t call it “Data Center Alley” for nothing! Loudoun County is home to more than 70 percent of all daily global Internet traffic, thanks to the largest and fastest growing data center hub in the world. Major industry leaders like Amazon, Verizon Business, Google, Facebook and Salesforce all trust their most important digital assets to the connectivity in Loudoun County. Most importantly, for every dollar Loudoun County invests into data centers, it receives back more than $9.50 in tax revenue.

If this sounds like the right combination of business resources and lifestyle amenities, then let us help you start or locate your business in Loudoun County. Give us a call today: 1-(800)-LOUDOUN.