As a leader in the cybersecurity space, you understand how the threat of cyberattacks can be properly managed to minimize risk.
In 2021, the federal government has budgeted nearly $19 billion across its agencies for cybersecurity products and services, with many of those deals closing in and around Washington, D.C. Like any market, federal sales is about relationships and the ground game.
Let’s face it, it’s difficult to win enterprise deals that directly impact your top-line revenue without a physical presence near Washington.
In Loudoun County, Va., we have the solutions that your team needs to minimize the risks that come with expansion into the federal market.
Location, Location, Location
Locating in Loudoun puts you within commuting distance in the midst of your existing and future customers, including dozens of U.S. federal agencies and their decision-makers.
To give you better access to the region, Loudoun is midway through a $1.26 billion road improvement process and is expanding public transit services to augment the arrival of four D.C. Metro Silver Line stations serving Loudoun in 2021.
Loudoun is also a global hub for travel through Washington-Dulles International Airport, giving you the flexibility stay connected with a diverse team or deploy them to destinations across the country or around the globe.
Notable Loudoun Cyber Contracts and Financials:
- FCi Federal (PAE) Awarded $416 million contract with DHS
- Telos Corp Goes Public With $254 million IPO
- Raytheon IIS Awarded $600 million from National Geospatial Agency
- FedBiz IT Named One of Inc. 50’s Fastest-Growing Businesses
Westward Expansion: In 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Information Technology office will finish its buildout in Loudoun County, consolidating 3,700 regional tech professionals at its new Ashburn headquarters. This is a deal years in the making and marks a growing trend, as GSA has embraced the advantage of locating federal technology offices in the heart of the Dulles Tech Corridor. Over the last five years, the number of federal government employees working in Loudoun County has doubled.
Your Team Will Love Life in Loudoun
Loudoun County is located just 25 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor. By locating in Loudoun, your business will have access to an existing regional workforce of more than 3.4 million professionals, including nearly 450,000 tech professionals and a critical concentration of veterans of the government acquisition space.
Ashburn and Dulles have become a global IT destination, thanks to the legacy of AOL’s headquarters and Loudoun’s growth into the largest data center hub in the world. Locating in the home of the Internet gives you access to a talented and varied tech workforce, and a quality of life that is unmatched in the region.
Looking for walkable urban environments? We have transit-oriented developments where your team can live, work, learn and play.
Maybe suburban living is more your speed? There’s a reason why Loudoun has been the fastest-growing county in Virginia for decades.
Looking for picturesque farm breweries, wineries and unique rural experiences? Look no further than Loudoun, which leads Virginia in craft beverage production and agritourism.
Relocating your workforce? One way that Loudoun County can help mitigate risk is through real estate flexibility. We partner with co-working space throughout the county to offer transitional space while your team considers long-term real estate options.
Once you locate in Loudoun, your workforce can enjoy a quality of life as diverse as their interests. Loudoun County offers a continuum of housing from entry-level workers through executive housing. There is also a wide variety of housing options, from amenity-rich, walkable urban environments to pristine golf courses and wine country, all within 15 miles of your office location. Looking for top schools? Loudoun County Public Schools rank in the top 5% of U.S. schools, earning an A+ grade from Niche.com in preparing students for college.
Hiring locally? Locating in Loudoun gives your business talent recruiting access to industry leaders already working for top federal agencies, research institutions and think tanks. Loudoun boasts one of the most educated workforces in the country, with more than 60% of the labor pool possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher.
To best meet your hiring needs, our team offers ombudsman services that develop custom workforce solutions. This non-cash incentive is available for any company looking to scale in Loudoun County.
With You Every Step of the Way
Loudoun Economic Development is a full-service economic development organization, which is like adding growth specialists to your sales team.
Strategic Partnerships and Introductions: Chris Friberg is our cybersecurity business development expert, who has forged relationships within your sales channel to key distributors and resellers, and recently completed his Cybersecurity for Business Leaders certificate at UVA. Leverage his network to help your company integrate seamlessly into the federal IT community.
Work with us for customized ombudsman services for real estate, permitting and process navigation, and workforce development—all at no cost to you. Chris will make connections to help you:
- Locate In Loudoun: When it’s time to grow, Bobby Klancher is our real estate intelligence manager and will pull available land and building reports that meet your business needs and specifications. Looking for coworking space? We’ve got options with top amenities and plenty of room to scale.
- Navigate the Process: Katy Lowitz can work with you on any zoning and permitting questions, as well as helping you navigate the county’s process to open your business. She is also the administrator of our Fast-Track Commercial Incentive Program, which can shorten the development process by up to 75% for qualifying projects.
- Develop Your Workforce: Nancy Evanko is our workforce development specialist and is a dedicated resource for talent development. Whether your team needs help with workforce attraction, retention or upskilling, she can provide the introductions and access to resources to keep up with your growth plans.