Thank you Swathi Young for the recognition in article “How To Design A Smart City Everyone Wants To Live In” with mention of Stafford County’s effort to establish a smart community, Smart Stafford, and the grand opening of the Virginia Smart Community Testbed.

Stafford County has been planning, designing and investing in a smart community testbed for the last few years. Their efforts finally came to fruition on May 25th, 2021 with the inauguration of the smart community test center. Some of the focus areas of Stafford smart county initiatives are 1. broadband everywhere, 2. reduction of traffic congestion, 3. improved community safety along with vehicle and pedestrian safety, 4. the reduction of energy consumption and 5. making the community attractive to new businesses, startups and citizens. >> READ MORE