This center occupies a distinctive-looking building with pleasant landscaping with some offices overlooking the tree-lined entrance-way. The property is strategically located near the town center in Reston, which has transformed from a sleepy backwater of Washington DC to international business hub in its own right over the past few decades. That growth continues apace with no sign of slowing down. It has become a magnet for professional and technical services companies in particular and the latest figures show that no fewer than 1,538 businesses were starting up each year. Almost 300 trade and other associations are active in the area. A large regional population and potential market allied to excellent IT infrastructure and transport links - Dulles International Airport is just a short drive away.