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Mason Enterprise Center

Take That First Step​​

Mason Enterprise Centers (MEC) provide programs, services, and resources for entrepreneurs at all stages, from those who have the spark of an idea, to those who are already running a business.​

MEC activities include business counseling, seminars, publications, sponsored research programs, and information services, which give prospective and current business owners access to resources to help them grow and strengthen the regional economy.

MEC has regional offices with affordable office space, as well as expert support and counseling to small companies just starting to take root. Whatever stage of development you're in, we can help, with such services, connections, and contacts as:

  • Incubation and acceleration.
  • Government contracting.
  • International business.
  • Technology ventures.
  • Telework initiatives.

Photo of MEC Building in Fairfax

MEC-Fairfax offers advising, programming, and networking designed to help firms launch, grow and succeed.

MEC-Fairfax

This facility is a partnership initiative between Mason and the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority.

It's the largest university-based business incubator in Virginia, with more than 78 office spaces in approximately 30,000 square feet.

Clients have access to business counselors, faculty and students.

Contact us at 703-277-7700, or visit us at:

4031 University Drive, Suite 100

Fairfax, Virginia 22030


Photo of MEC Building in Fauquier

MEC Fauquier has eight private offices available, as well as meeting rooms if you need to conduct business with clients or vendors.

MEC-Fauquier

This facility in Warrenton occupies a 5,470-foot space in partnership with the Fauquier County Department of Economic Development. There are 14 private offices, a co-working flex space for mobile entrepreneurs, and areas devoted to meetings and collaborative projects.

The site has hosted job-search programs for military veterans and has programs to help existing companies and diverse startups.

Programs include Ignite Fauquier, in which small business owners learn about challenges their peers face and "ignite" conversations about possible solutions. Sessions are held the second Wednesday of the month.

Contact us at 540-216-7100, or visit us at:

70 Main Street

Warrenton, Virginia 20186


Photo of MEC Building in Leesburg

MEC Leesburg is adding a focus on increased programming for second-stage companies and rural businesses.

MEC-Leesburg

This facility, which works with local community partners, is responsive to the needs of member companies, accommodating the changing needs of growing businesses.

Over a two- to three-year period, companies are connected to resources, expertise, business advising, and accountability.

Interested? Begin by attending a “How to Start a Business in Loudoun County” workshop.

Contact us at 703-466-0466, or visit us at:

202 Church Street SE

Leesburg, Virginia 20175


Community Business Partnership Business Incubation Center

Business expert gives lecture at Springfield CPB

Budding entrepreneurs can attend training sessions such as this one on improving workplace efficiency at the Springfield facility.

This facility, located in Springfield, provides education, technical assistance, business incubation services, access to capital, and networking opportunities to potential and existing small business owners.

Part of its mission is to work with entrepreneurs who are socially and economically disadvantaged, including minorities, women, and the disabled.

Contact us at 703-768-1440 or visit us at:

6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 600

Springfield, Virginia 22150