Risk is the number one thing holding your company back from success.
As a leader in the cybersecurity space, you understand how the threat of cyberattacks can be properly managed to minimize risk. In Loudoun County, Va., we have the resources that your business needs to minimize the risks that come with expansion into the United States.
We call this the #LoudounPossible soft landing, which starts with personalized service to best meet the needs of your business and workforce.
Loudoun County is located just 40 km from downtown Washington, D.C., in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor. Loudoun is home to a flourishing Indian-American community that numbers in the tens of thousands, and offers a wide array of entertainment, cuisine and cultural amenities. Your business will have access to an existing regional workforce of more than 3.4 million professionals, including nearly 450,000 tech professionals.
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 your workforce? One way that Loudoun County can help mitigate risk is through real estate flexibility. We partner with co-working, incubator and accelerator programs 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 farmland and wine county, all within 25 km 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 Indian cybersecurity company looking to scale in Loudoun County.
Access to Key Customers
Locating in Loudoun puts you within commuting distance of your existing and future customers, including the U.S. federal government, defense and federal contractors, major telecom and financial entities, and the largest dark fiber and data center hub on Earth.
Whether your cybersecurity services are best suited for public, private or institutions of higher education, Loudoun has the access you want and we can make the introductions that you need.
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.
As the largest airport on the American East Coast, Dulles offers Loudoun companies a degree of certainty that other markets cannot. With both north-south and east-west directional runways, planes can take off from Dulles Airport even when inclement weather delays and cancels flights. This has contributed to Dulles frequently landing as the most reliable airport on the East Coast for on-time departures.
Starting in 2021, Dulles Airport will be further connected to the D.C. region via the Metrorail’s Silver Line, offering walkable access from Loudoun’s Metro-connected developments to more than 57 international destinations.
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: Bob McCollar is our international business development expert, who has forged relationships with embassies and international chambers of commerce, rolling out the runway for a soft landing in Loudoun. Leverage his connections to help your company integrate seamlessly into the professional community.
Work with us for customized ombudsman services for real estate, permitting and process navigation, and workforce development—all at no cost to you. Bob 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 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.