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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Expansion of Northern Virginia Facilities Spawning More than Just Traffic

  • January 5, 2012
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Mission growth at Fort Belvoir already has boosted economic development along the historic Route 1 corridor in Northern Virginia, increasing demand for office space from defense contractors and raising hotel occupancy rates.

One hotel chain is planning to build a new property, potentially to support visitors to the wounded warrior facility associated with the post’s new community hospital, reported WTOP radio. The housing market along the corridor is growing dramatically as well.

Local officials also are looking forward to the completion of the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Belvoir, providing another boost to the region’s economy.

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