Industry Sectors

Systems integration is one of the leading technology industries in Fairfax County, VirginiaFairfax County is home to more than 6,700 technology firms, ranging from high-profile, publicly held companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.

Knowledge-based enterprises directly employ nearly 142,000 people in Fairfax County. Some of the world's leading technology firms are headquartered here, and scores of companies in other technology regions are branching into Fairfax County to compete in the dynamic marketplace.

Technology has been the driving force behind Fairfax County's economic expansion for the past two decades. During this period, the county diversified from its traditional government market base to include principal New Economy sectors such as Internet services, information technology and network communications. The county also has a strong base of defense, environmental engineering, energy, satellite and biotechnology clusters.

Technology Sector
Establishments
Percentage
Information Technology Services 4,556 68%
Technology Management Consulting 1,139 17%
R&D/Technical Services 670 10%
Telecommunications 268 4%
Other 67 1%

Source: FCEDA analysis of Virginia Employment Commission data.

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