The county's Innovation Technology Park provides a major hub for businesses. The 1,600-acre complex is just 20 miles from Dulles International Airport and is anchored by George Mason University's Prince William Campus. The park is home to Comcast and Mediatech, as well as government offices for the FBI and National Institutes of Health.
As many municipalities across the nation are slashing budgets and watching debt pile up, Prince William County has weathered the recession and scored top marks from all three credit rating agencies. Jobs help it score straight AAAs, with about 250 added in the second quarter of this year.
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These terrific small towns -- even now -- boast great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, and more.