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The 2016 Fortune 500 list contains eight companies with headquarters in Fairfax County:
|43||Freddie Mac||Financial services||Tysons Corner|
|88||General Dynamics||Aerospace and defense||Falls Church|
|112||Capital One Financial||Financial services||Tysons Corner|
|118||Northrop Grumman||Aerospace and defense||Falls Church|
|233||CSC||Information technology||Falls Church|
|254||Hilton Worldwide||Hotels, resorts||Tysons Corner|
|487||Booz Allen Hamilton Holding||Information technology||Tysons Corner|
Other interesting notes about Fairfax County’s Fortune 500 companies:
Fairfax County has more Fortune 500 headquarters than 30 states and the District of Columbia.
Fairfax County is home to more than half of the 15 companies from the Washington, D.C., region. The others are in Montgomery County, Md. (4), Washington, D.C. (2) and Arlington County, Va. (1).
Eight of the 21 companies in Virginia have headquarters in Fairfax County, including the four largest Virginia companies.
Three Fairfax County companies each made a double-digit rise up the 2016 list: Hilton Worldwide jumped 26 spots, Capital One Financial jumped 14 spots, and General Dynamics rose 12 spots.
With combined 2015 revenue of $177 billion, Fairfax County Fortune 500 companies account for 45 percent of the revenue of all Fortune 500 companies based in the Washington region, and 54 percent of the revenue of all Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Virginia.
Fairfax County companies had more than twice the revenue of all Maryland firms on the Fortune 500 list and 35 percent more revenue than the Washington, D.C. firms:
Fairfax County $177 billion
Washington, D.C. $131 billion
Maryland $72 billion
One Fairfax County company on the 2015 Fortune 500, Gannett, dropped off due to its spinoff of TEGNA.
Gannett and TEGNA are on the Fortune 1000 list, along with Fairfax County-based Leidos, SAIC and Beacon Roofing Supply.