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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS, Reston’s first major employer, moved to Reston in 1973, encouraging other businesses to follow and accomplishing Simon’s vision that Reston residents could work near where they lived. The headquarters, designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill of Chicago, has over a million square feet of space. USGS employees over 10,000 people in 400 locations. 

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