Virginians are proud of their state’s rich colonial history and agrarian traditions. It was the first permanent English Colony; its fertile and dynamic landscape is a priceless asset that supports growth and exploration. From the banks of the Potomac to Horse Country and beyond, to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Commonwealth of Virginia truly offers something for all. Today, Virginia is “Open for Business.” Many large firms and organizations headquarter in Fairfax and Loudoun County. There are a large number of modern urban cities and suburbs that cater to the needs of its inhabitants; a responsive and efficient state government ensures that everything runs smoothly.