Fairfax County is a major part of the economic success of the Commonwealth
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Wednesday, July 13, 2011 -
Business news TV network CNBC named Virginia as America's "Top State for Business" for the third time in five years. The Commonwealth received the highest point total in the history of the rankings and finished in the top half of every category ranked.
CNBC uses publicly available data and assigns points to each state based on 43 measures of competitiveness in 10 categories: cost of doing business, workforce, quality of life, economy, infrastructure and transportation, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living. Click here for more information on the rankings, and click here for a montage of nationwide news coverage about the 2011 CNBC rankings.
Fairfax County and its business community are a major component of the state’s economic success story:
“Virginia’s consistent and hard-earned reputation as a great place to do business is one of several factors that have helped Fairfax County be one of the world’s best business locations. We are proud of the role that Fairfax County has played in helping the Commonwealth earn that reputation by being one of the top places for businesses of all sizes, backgrounds and industry sectors,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA).
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and Fairfax County business news.
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