Business Community

Why should I locate my business in Fairfax County?
Fairfax County is ideally located between two major airports, Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan National, in northern Virginia. In addition, the county has about 6,900 technology companies, in areas such as telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce, aeronautics, and bioinformatics, among others. Among the 19 jurisdictions that make up the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, Fairfax County has more than one-fourth of the population, with 1 million people, and more high-tech companies than any other jurisdiction.

What are the primary industries in Fairfax County?
Primary industries includes homeland security, systems integration, biotechnology, telecommunications and many others. View an overview of the county's business community.

What companies have recently decided to move or expand in Fairfax County?
On a quarterly basis the FCEDA publishes a list of business relocations and expansions -- companies that are either moving to Fairfax County or expanding their operations here. In addition, our Media Center provides up-to-date information on FCEDA news, including company announcements.

Who are the largest employers in Fairfax County?
See a list of the largest employers in the county (.pdf). Ten Fortune 500 companies are also located in the county.

Where can I found out more about networking opportunities?
See the FCEDA Calendar for a comprehensive listing of FCEDA events as well as numerous business organizations that host networking events for business people.

Where can I find a database of Fairfax County Businesses?
The FCEDA no longer maintains a database of Fairfax County businesses. However, several online sources can assist you with your search.