How Reston Became the Place for Tech Expansion

Posted by Bob Hickey on Apr 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In ICS insights, Job Trends, Job Search Tips, IT, Candidate

Sandwiched between major roadways within its close proximity to the nation’s capital, Reston has grown to become a noteworthy technology town in Northern Virginia. Located in an area often dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the East,” Reston continues to see significant growth in the technology sector.

Google expands presence in Northern Virginia tech hub

Dating back to the early days of America Online, Northern Virginia has attracted numerous tech companies and continues to do so. Amazon recently announced its expansion plans into nearby Arlington and now Google Inc. is poised to nearly double its workforce in Reston. The tech giant resides at Reston Town Center but according to reports, is making plans to expand to 1900 Reston Metro Plaza, a prominent office building located next to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.

  • Google plans to lease approximately 90,000 square feet on the top floors of Reston’s 16-floor trophy building.
  • Precise details of the move haven't been officially announced, but permits indicate Google plans to complete its expansion sometime during 2020. 
  • Google had previously increased its Northern Virginia presence in nearby Loudoun County, west of Reston.

Google's services are continuously in demand in Northern Virginia, and it seems by all indications the company is responding to this market demand.

Reston is a great location for job seekers

Many companies flock to Reston and the surrounding areas to establish a presence, with many of them landing government contracts. The growth occurring in Reston and Northern Virginia is good news for both candidates looking to launch a career or those considering a change. Even during economic down spins, the region tends to hold steady, however, the job market flourishes once the economy picks up.

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