Prince William County is a fast-growing biotechnology hub that is home to the largest concentration of life sciences and forensics research companies in Northern Virginia. At the epicenter of this growth is Innovation Technology Park, a growing university-anchored research and technology cluster that is home to George Mason University’s Prince William Campus and multiple high-tech corporate and government facilities.
A Prime Biotech Location
Prince William County offers proximity to key drivers of biotechnology research and is located just 45 minutes from the NIH, FDA and NSF. Home to several public and private life sciences facilities, Prince William County has seen the addition of two million square feet of life sciences facilities over the past 10 years. Life sciences companies choose to locate in Prince William County because of the skilled labor force, expedited permitting, collaborative research opportunities, pro-business environment and superior facility location options offered by PWC.
Access to Talent
Life Science and Biotechnology companies find an available workforce in Prince William County that is simply unmatched in both its quality and rate of growth. From the Prince William County School’s high school biotechnology program, to the Northern Virginia Community College Associate Degree in Biotechnology, and the BA, MA, and PhD programs offered at the George Mason University Life Sciences Campus, Prince William County is providing the next generation of lab technicians, researchers and scientists.
Prince William County is a community committed to the success of the businesses who locate here. We are a true partner in engendering business success. For many biotechnology companies, this partnership begins with location incentives such as:
- Fast-track permitting for site and building plans;
- County Economic Opportunity funds;
- Low programmable computer equipment taxes;
- SBIR matching grants through the Commonwealth;
- Angel investor Tax Credits;
- Refundable R&D Credits; and
- 100% state sales tax exemption for R&D equipment.