Virginia's economy is balanced, with diverse sources of income, including government and military, farming, and business. In 2009, Forbes Magazine named Virginia the best state in the nation for business for the fourth year in a row. Virginia has the highest concentration of technology workers of any state and is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies. Northern Virginia once considered the state's dairy capital, now hosts software, communication technology, and consulting companies.
Many of Northern Virginia's well-educated population work directly for federal agencies. Many others work for government contractors, including defense and security firms. Government agencies headquartered in Northern Virginia include the CIA and the Department of Defense, as well as the National Science Foundation, the United States Geological Survey and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The following list of FHA appraisers has been assembled from the HUD website database. Visit the HUD website for the most current list of FHA appraisers.