Fairfax County companies shine in rankings of businesses owned by Hispanics, African-Americans and women

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fairfax County companies fared well in the latest national rankings of the largest or fast-growing businesses owned by Hispanics, African-Americans and women.

Ten Fairfax County-based companies are among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation based on revenue, according to the June issue of Hispanic Business magazine. The Fairfax County companies are among 19 from Virginia on the 2011 Hispanic Business 500 list. In the Washington, D.C., area, 10 companies are from Maryland and three are from the District of Columbia.

Here are the 10 Fairfax County companies on the Hispanic Business 500, and their locations:

18. MicroTech, LLC, Tysons Corner
91. GeoLogics Corporation, Alexandria
105. COmputing TechnologieS, Inc., Fairfax
109. SCI Consulting Services, Inc., Tysons Corner
145. Priority One Services, Inc., Alexandria
196. Communications Resource, Inc., Tysons Corner
200. Citizant, Chantilly
202. Kemron Environmental Services, Inc., Tysons Corner
444. MAC Aerospace Corp., Chantilly
454. Engineering, Management & Integration, Inc., Herndon

Together these companies generated $593 million in revenue and employed more than 2,600 workers in 2010, according to Hispanic Business.

Four Fairfax County-based companies are on the 2011 Black Enterprise magazine list of the 100 largest African American-owned companies in the U.S. The list appeared in the June issue of the magazine. The Fairfax County companies are among eight on the list from Virginia. Nine on the list are from Maryland and one is from the District of Columbia.

Here are the four Fairfax County companies and their locations:

10. Thompson Hospitality, Herndon
47. COMTek (Communications Technologies, Inc.), Chantilly
74. InScope International, Reston
81. Invizion Inc., Tysons Corner

Together these companies generated $536 million in revenue and had more than 5,000 employees in 2010, according to Black Enterprise.

The Women Presidents’ Organization, a peer-advisory group for multimillion-dollar women-owned businesses, compiles a list of the 50 fastest-growing woman-led companies. The 2011 rankings include two Fairfax County-based companies:

26. Ampcus Inc., Chantilly
32. Office Remedies Inc., Herndon

Together these companies generated almost $17 million in revenue in 2010, according to the Women Presidents' Organization. The two Fairfax County companies are among three from Virginia. Four companies on the list are from Maryland.

In addition, Fairfax County minority-owned firms account for nearly one-quarter of all minority-owned firms (firms with paid employees) in the Washington region, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“The numbers speak for themselves – Fairfax County clearly is the place for minority-owned and woman-owned companies to locate and thrive,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “The market here, the workforce and potential partners all make this a natural location for all businesses to succeed.”

The FCEDA’s Small and Minority Business Development Division supports the growth of these enterprises by organizing and hosting workshops that showcase local, state and federal resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses and by hosting SCORE business counselors. For more about these programs, visit www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/business-start-resources.