Defense & Security

Central Virginia Defense & Security Fact Sheet

With its outstanding workforce, technology infrastructure, and strategic location, Central Virginia is the ideal region to locate defense and security related businesses.  Central Virginia is close to but somewhat removed from Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, allowing easy access to this important region without the associated costs, crowds, and congestion.

In the heart of Central Virginia is the Rivanna Station, which houses significant operations of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Ground Intelligence Center.  Defense contractors such as Battelle, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, CACI, and General Dynamics already successfully operate major branches of their firms in the region, demonstrating that the region has the assets for success in this industry.

Central Virginia Defense & Security Quick Facts
Number of Firms 375
Number of Workers 5,121
Avg. Annual Growth Rate 1.5%


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