Loudoun innovates at the nexus of health and big data

With global pandemics and aging populations, the world needs innovative health solutions now more than ever. Whether your business is powered by data analytics, AI, or machine learning, you need the right connections and room to grow.

In Loudoun County, Va., you can locate your health IT enterprise near the heart of the federal government, leveraging our high concentration of scientific brainpower, connected through the backbone of the world’s largest data center hub.

People Power

More than 60% of our labor pool has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Wired for Your Success

Locate in the world’s densest dark fiber and data center hub.

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  • 448,413 tech-centered employment in the region (Cyberstates, 2020);
    • 68,306 software and web developers
    • 41,795 systems and cybersecurity analysts
    • 35,246 network architects
  • 92,964 life science workers in the region (Bureau of Labor and Statistics)
  • Talent Magnets: Home to Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus and George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus; within one hour’s drive of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, GWU’s D.C. Campus, Georgetown University and  Johns Hopkins;
  • Top Dollar: Within one hour’s drive of NIH, FDA, CDC and other top customers and regulatory bodies.

People Power

Loudoun County is located 25 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., giving your business access to an existing regional workforce of more than 3.4 million professionals. To give you better access to talent, 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.

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. Proximity to Maryland’s biotech and pharmaceutical sectors provide skilled health IT workforce and business partnership opportunities as you expand.

Amazon Effect: Amazon’s decision to locate HQ2 in Northern Virginia brought with it a commitment from the commonwealth to build a robust talent pipeline from tech industries. Working with a consortium of 11 universities, Virginia has invested in the tech talent pipeline to create 31,000 new computer science graduates over the next 20 years, predominantly in Northern Virginia.

Relocating to the region? 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 farmland and wine county, 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.

Building a global workforce? Loudoun is home to Dulles International Airport, giving your business daily, non-stop access to more than 50 world capitals for travel and cargo. Loudoun has become an international oasis, with one-in-four residents born outside of the U.S. More than 30% of Loudoun residents are also speakers of a non-English language, making your entry into the community feel like home, faster.

Wired for Your Success

Loudoun County is home to the world’s greatest concentration of data centers. With the presence of every major cloud provider, more than 18 million square feet of data centers, ultra-high-speed, high bandwidth fiber, and state-of-the-art, cloud-based AI and machine learning hardware, there is no other location that offers compute capability and data analytics like Loudoun. And the infrastructure continues to grow, making the compute capability utterly scalable and always state-of-the-art.

What does this mean for health IT and data analytics firms? Ten terabits to 30 terabits of data per second – this is the compute speed you get in Loudoun’s Data Center Alley. The fiber running through Loudoun County acts as a superhighway with off and on-ramps at every data center and every cloud provider. By connecting to the existing infrastructure, companies can do data analytics within seconds and minutes, in real-time, and on massive, diffuse data sets. In addition, an entity with an existing data center in Loudoun can connect to it directly with a dedicated fiber “lane,” all at 10-30 Tbps.

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 business team.

Strategic Partnerships and Introductions: Sarah Price is our health IT expert, who has forged relationships with leading scientific institutions, association leaders, cloud providers, and local companies in this field. Utilize her connections to help your company integrate seamlessly into the professional community.

Work with us to leverage personalized ombudsman services for real estate, permitting and process navigation, and workforce development—all at no cost to you. Sarah will make connections to help you:

  • Locate In Loudoun: Kevin Welch is our real estate intelligence manager and will pull available land and building reports that meet your business needs and specifications.
  • 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 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.

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2020 Loudoun Economic Development Authority Innovation Challenge

Loudoun Economic Development Authority Offers $150,000 in Innovation Grants

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Interested applicants must have a for-profit business model and physical location in Loudoun, or commit to establishing future office space or jobs in the county.

Growing Biotech Firm, Aperiomics, Chooses Loudoun County for Corporate Headquarters

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Loudoun's support for technology, access to key services and strong talent pool attracts a company changing the way infectious diseases are identified.

Loudoun, Virginia’s Data Center Alley: Computing Power of 10 Million Servers at Plug-and-Play Price

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This digital revolution has had a major impact on Loudoun County, and has created a whole new category of what is #LoudounPossible.

Loudoun is Home to One of World’s Leading Life Sciences Companies

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This commitment to our community was recently celebrated with the grand opening of their newest purpose-built biorepository facility that adds up to 1.5 million cubic feet of additional storage capacity to their facility network.


“We knew that we needed to be in a community that fosters innovation, believes in leading technologies and enables access to talent, services and infrastructure that a visionary company like ours requires to reach its full potential. Our roots are in Loudoun County and nowhere else fit the bill quite as well.”

Dr. Crystal IcenhourCEO of Aperiomics

“EPL Archives has been operating in Loudoun County for 35 years, and appreciates the continued support of our growing company.”

Samuel H. BuseyChairman and CEO, EPL Archives

"There are so many compelling reasons why Loudoun County is the perfect place to grow and scale a tech company — we have some of the brightest minds, and the surrounding areas boast many of the country’s most prestigious universities and academics."

Jeff WhiteFounder and CEO, Gravy Analytics