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Understand Data Centers’ Impact on Virginia

NVTC’s biennial Data Center Report highlights the data industry’s crucial role in strengthening and diversifying the Commonwealth of Virginia’s economy as well as propelling innovation in the state.

Map of USA with circles representing locations of data centers. Largest circle appears over Northern Virginia.

Virginia is the World’s Largest Data Center Market

Data centers remain a major driver of investment in Virginia.

As of 2021, the data center inventory in Northern Virginia exceeded that of the next five largest markets in total (Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Silicon Valley, New York/Tri-State Area and Phoenix), with an annual compound rate of growth of 25% from 2014-2021.

In 2021, Data Centers Provided the Commonwealth


$ B

Total Economic Output

Operational, Construction and Manufacturing Jobs

$ MM

State Tax Revenue


of all New Investments ($6.8 B)

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