Loudoun is the fastest growing County in the United States, with a growing economy focused on the information communication technology, federal government contracting, aerospace and rural/agriculture clusters. Its per capita income is the highest in the country. The eastern third of the County is suburban while the western two thirds is rural with small towns, agriculture, wineries, horse farms and 160,000 acres of well preserved open space. The County is committed to this development pattern as clearly identified in its comprehensive plan. The Blue Ridge Mountains are nearby. 25 miles in the other direction is Washington, DC. 46% of Loudoun’s working residents work in the County, 10% in Washington, and the remaining 44% work primarily in Northern Virginia. Recreational and cultural activities abound. All in all, the County is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, a healthy diversity of expanding business opportunities, comfortable neighborhoods, and high quality public services.