Foreign-Owned Firms

Fairfax County's pro-business climate, highly skilled work force, and the enviable quality of life in the Washington region combine to create a unique and effective business advantage for internationally based firms. Many of the county's 360+ foreign-owned firms work in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, aerospace and biotechnology, such as BAE Systems, Equant and BioVail Technologies, while others are smaller firms just entering the U.S. market.

View the complete listing of foreign-owned firms in Fairfax County

Selected Major Foreign-Owned Firms (By Employment)

Company Type of Firm Country of Origin
BAE Systems Aerospace United Kingdom
Biovail Pharmaceuticals Canada
NTT America IT Services Japan
CAP Gemini Ernst & Young IT Services France
Lafarge Corporation Building Materials Manufacturer France
Software AG IT Services / Software Germany
Ericsson Advanced Wire/Wireless Communications Sweden
Spacenet Satellite Communications Israel

Number of Companies in Fairfax County by Country of Origin

Australia   6 Jordan 1
Austria   3 Korea 46
Belgium   4 Latvia 1
Bermuda   2 Luxembourg 1
Brazil   3 Malaysia 1
Canada 23 Marshall Islands 1
China   6 Mexico 1
Croatia   1 Monaco 1
Cyprus   1 New Zealand 3
Denmark   5 Norway 5
Egypt   2 Portugal 1
Finland   6 Russia 1
France 23 Saudi Arabia 1
Germany 22 Singapore 2
Greece   1 South Africa 1
Hong Kong   2 Spain 5
Hungary   3 Sweden 11
India 24 Switzerland 8
Ireland   5 The Netherlands 15
Israel 24 Turkey 3
Italy   4 UAE 1
Japan 12 United Kingdom 74