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23. Prince William County, VA
Prince William County, VA
Towns include:  Dale City, Lake Ridge, Linton Hall, Montclair
Job growth (2000-2007): 35.25%

Jobs are flourishing in Prince William County thanks to its budding life sciences, biotech and high tech corridor and a solid infrastructure just 25 miles from Washington, D.C. Biotech manufacturer Mediatech, as well as technology companies Applied Materials and ProLogic have set up shop there.

Retail jobs are also strong thanks to the Potomac Mills mall, Tackett's Mill Specialty Center and quaint shops and restaurants at Old Town Manassas, as well as the recent addition of two Wegmans grocery stores. --A.C.

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