Fairfax 2nd Richest County in Nation; Loudoun 1st
Our neighbors in Loudoun. Together with Howard, Montgomery and Prince William counties, Loudoun and Fairfax combine to make the Washington suburbs the wealthiest of any major metropolitan area in the U.S. And the federal money that has flowed into local economies for defense and homeland security in the wake of 9/11 plays a big part. The Post's front page story is here.
But all those jobs come with a dark side according to this companion A1 article that says Washington's outer suburbs are home to commuters with the second-longest daily drives in the U.S.
August 30, 2006; 10:53 AM ET
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