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Information Technology

Two important factors make Jefferson County the number one choice for Eastern Panhandle entrepreneurs in the IT fields: our immediacy to the Washington Metropolitan Area and the extraordinarily inexpensive quality of life available within our county. These benefits attract highly educated employees to Jefferson County for incredible job opportunities and a low cost of living.

Jefferson County’s IT industry consists of various telecommunications, web development, and consulting firms, that achieve a competitive advantage over other localities through the county’s Small Business Association HUBZone, a federal program that promotes job growth, capital investment, and economic development in historically underutilized business zones. High tech and IT companies that operate within Jefferson County include the United States Coast Guard Operations Systems Center and the completely online American Public University System.