Written by Tony Howard, President and CEO, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

In many ways, Loudoun County is the great American success story.

Just count our blessings: Dulles Airport, the international gateway to our nation’s capital. A robust tech industry, led by the world’s leading data center market. A world class school system, more wineries and farm breweries than any Virginia County and now, Metro has arrived.

Yet, there is one issue that threatens to make Loudoun a victim of its own success.

That is the lack of affordable housing for our workforce, particularly those who work in our shops, schools, public safety and young adults in every industry.

Led by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, What is the Cost of Loudoun Housing is part of the Workforce Housing Now (workforcehousingnow.org) community service effort amplifying Loudoun’s voice for workforce housing as the missing ingredient to our community’s prosperity.