2016 State of the Commonwealth Report
NOVA now accounts for 37 percent of all employment in Virginia, but approximately 45 percent of the value of the Commonwealth’s economic activity. Recent growth in professional and business services employment suggests that the region may have turned the corner toward a more diverse, private sector-oriented economy.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 2: Northern Virginia: Turning the Corner?" (2016). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 3.