The Washington, D.C., area, in general, and Fairfax County in particular, boasts a large network of organizations that support the growth and development of the business community.
For technology companies, a tech-specific list of business services and organizations is available from the Technology Resources (PDF) fact sheet.
Many chambers of commerce -- some representing the business communities in a specific area and some representing ethnic communities -- are active in Fairfax County and are excellent resources for businesses of all sizes:
A printable list of selected chambers of commerce (PDF) in Fairfax County is available.
Fairfax County and the Washington area boast a wide range of organizations that represent businesses in various industry sectors, including:
Organizations and universities throughout the region help private sector companies access cutting-edge technologies from government and university research centers, including:
Entrepreneurs in Fairfax County can take advantage of a wide array of sophisticated business resources:
Additional links for small, minority and women-owned businesses are available in the minority-owned business section of this Web site.
Fairfax County's proximity to international financial institutions as well as the diplomatic community in neighboring Washington, D.C., is an asset to international firms located in the county:
Many resources and networking opportunities geared especially to international businesses are available in and around Fairfax County.
There are several government agencies that are an excellent resource to the Fairfax County business community including:
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority partnerships leverage available resources and build the business community.
As part of its advertising program, the FCEDA has produced a series of white papers that are placed on the Potomac Tech Wire, New England Techwire, Silicon Valley Tech Wire, Bay Area Tech Wire and Tri-State Tech Wire.