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Reston, Virginia, is situated squarely in the epicenter of the Dulles Corridor, which is rapidly becoming a major center of technology and commerce. Once a bedroom community to nearby Washington, DC, Reston has transformed itself into a major business and cultural center that offers a quality of life that has attracted some of the most progressive business enterprises and creative entrepreneurs in the country. Home to nearly 3,000 companies and 73,000 employees, it has emerged as an epicenter for emerging business and technology, evidenced by the nearly 50% of the world's Internet traffic that travels through the area. The information technology industry has grown as a major driver of the economy and promises to pave the roads of the future with fiber-optics, band width and communication technologies that have not yet been discovered. And, while the technology is booming, so too are the numerous service corporations and home based businesses.

Within the last year, the Reston community has welcomed various companies to the region, including Oracle, Andersen Consulting, Cable & Wireless and Cooley Godward. These companies and many others have brought both their business and employees to the Reston area to take advantage of the booming business economy and the quality of life that the region offers. With the arrival of more than 5,000 new employees to Reston, so too have come the world-renown businesses and leading corporations in the technology field. In fact, if the Dulles Corridor was combined into one city, it would be the 10th largest in the United States.

Today, Reston finds itself as a vital and vibrant business place that attracts employees from Maryland, West Virginia, eastern Fairfax County and Loudoun County. With its easy accessibility to Dulles International Airport and its location in the hub of the Dulles Corridor, Reston is the core of business in the region. Reston is home to many international companies, including Lafarge, Teleglobe, Concert and British Telecom.

Reston "New Town" was founded in 1965 and endeavored to create a new community that was open to people of all race and income. Built around five lakes, it was landscaped with plentiful shops, ample green areas and commercial space. Named as the nation's first zoned residential planned community, Reston was designed as a community where its residents could live, work and play. Reston Town Center - an axis of remarkable restaurants, upscale shops, entertainment facilities and an outdoor ice skating rink - serves as gathering place for Reston city dwellers and the business community.

Reston provides it all in one location - business, dining, entertainment and shopping. It draws millions of visitors per year and continues to grow. As its quality of life and business opportunities surge, Reston will continue to be an example of a successful planned community.

 


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