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September 15: NoVA and the economy

Wednesday - 9/14/2011, 9:16am  ET

More than 2.6 million Virginians live in the immediate D.C. suburbs, and the state economy is significantly dependent on direct and indirect government spending. In addition to government offices like the Pentagon and CIA headquarters, a number of technology and defense companies are headquartered along the Dulles Airport corridor. The Hill says the fast-growing region has become a political hot potato for conservative politicians running statewide races.