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Va. Secretary of Technology Tours Loudoun Mason Enterprise Center

February 7, 2012

The following information was provided by Marantha Edwards, economic development manager of the Town of Leesburg

Virginia Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey toured the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) Leesburg/Loudoun County, located at 202 Church Street SE in downtown Leesburg, on Friday, Feb. 3.

Duffey was invited by Solar4Leesburg, one of the tenants of the newly opened MEC business incubator.  Solar4Leesburg is a woman-owned business that provides solar energy solutions to businesses and homes.

In addition to touring the MEC, Duffey and Cameron Kilberg, Virginia assistant secretary of technology and senior policy advisor, visited two of Solar4Leesburg’s client businesses in western Loudoun County, Endless Summer Harvest and North Gate Winery.

“The Mason Enterprise Center fosters the evolution of existing businesses. We are very proud of Solar4Leesburg as an MEC resident client that takes full advantage of these benefits to catalyze their growth,” said Susan Henson, regional manager of the MEC Leesburg/Loudoun County.  “We are thrilled that Secretary Duffey visited at their invitation.”

Operated through Mason’s Office of Research and Economic Development, the MEC specializes in small businesses, entrepreneurship, technology ventures and telework initiatives.

It supports the university’s goals of regional development and job creation and retention and provides clients with access to Mason faculty, students, alumni, researchers and information sources to help them improve their organizations, achieve success and become viable members of the economic community.

The MEC Leesburg/Loudoun County, which was established in 2010,  is a partnership with the Town of Leesburg.


Virginia Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey and Cameron Kilberg, Virginia assistant secretary of technology, toured the Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg/Loudoun County and one of its tenant client companies. From left are Mary Ellen Taylor, president of Endless Summer Harvest; Kilberg; Joe Sanchez of Solar4Leesburg, an MEC tenant; and Duffey. Photo courtesy of Endless Summer Harvest