The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has worked for many years in partnership with Virginia policymakers to advance a strong, innovative technology policy framework.

As one of the largest technology councils in the country, NVTC members are business leaders focused on the broad business climate of our state and communities. We are some of the largest employers in the state and include many of the most successful technology companies in the world, as well as hundreds of small, energetic and growing entrepreneurial enterprises.

Central to Virginia's future economic growth is an environment that aggressively promotes technology, entrepreneurship and innovation within a framework of forward-looking policies that include strong public private partnerships and regulatory restraint.

NVTC's Policy Priority Framework promotes a long-term blueprint for policies and investments that ensure Virginia remains a top state for business and a global technology center.

Specifically, NVTC's legislative advocacy program will focus on policies that support the following goals:

Competitiveness and Economic Growth

  • Enhancing Virginia's ability to attract companies that are seeking to expand, relocate, move corporate headquarters, or establish research operations
  • Supporting a comprehensive "Grow Your Own" strategy for new company formation to position Virginia as a leader in next generation technology company formation and innovation, as well as a top destination for entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, researchers and innovators
  • Ensuring Virginia maintains its status as a top state for business by minimizing taxes and regulation, preserving right to work, and avoiding negative signals that drive private enterprise away from the Commonwealth

STEM Education and Workforce

  • Boosting Virginia's technology workforce through a robust science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education pipeline and by increasing the number of STEM certifications and degrees awarded statewide


  • Improving infrastructure, including transportation, energy and broadband, to support economic development and help Virginia companies compete

Testimonial: Kathryn Falk, Cox Communications