While the industrial sector was already primed for growth nationwide due to e-commerce, the pandemic served to accelerate that growth as in-person consumerism decreased significantly, more goods became available for delivery, and companies increasingly needed industrial spaces to make their new model work. But, industrial serves more than just e-commerce. Many of the small businesses that make up a large portion of the economy also rely heavily on industrial properties. In Northern Virginia, much of the available industrial land has been sold to data centers at increasingly high land prices. What does all of this mean for Northern Virginia?