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More than 80 UK companies are part of the dynamic, diverse and cosmopolitan business community in Fairfax County, the business and technology centre of the Washington, DC, area.
Opened in 1998, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's UK office is located in the heart of London. The office serves as a resource for UK companies that are interested in expanding into the large US market and want to fi nd the best location in which to do it.
Ross Clarke, Director
120 Pall Mall
Ian Metcalf, Business Development
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Fairfax County: A Community with the Power of Ideas for UK Businesses
If you are a UK-based company thinking of expanding into the United States market, Fairfax County on the east coast is an ideal choice.
Fairfax County's dynamic business community is at the forefront of one of the strongest economies in the country. Along with its well-known strengths in government and defense technology, the county has large and growing numbers of commercial IT, financial, software, communications and technology management service providers.
Fairfax County is a highly desirable business location for companies of all sizes and especially businesses that specialise in technical and business services. With its diverse business base, firms come to Fairfax County for its ideal mid-Atlantic location, the proximity to the federal government in neighbouring Washington, DC, the well-educated workforce and the high quality of life.
Time magazine has called Fairfax County "one of the great economic success stories of our time".
It is not surprising therefore that successful British companies which have already chosen the county as their US home of choice include: Serco, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Aigis, Strategic Thought and Computrad. In doing so, these firms have taken advantage of a number of key business advantages, such as the time difference with the UK (just 5 hours), the short flying time from any UK airport to Washington Dulles International Airport (a comfortable 7 hours), the county's proximity to the Federal Government (the largest contractor in the world).