Intelsat U.S. headquarters relocation is most prominent announcement of the year
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 -
In 2012, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 186 businesses adding 8,438 jobs to the Fairfax County economy. Companies in the professional services and information technology sectors dominated the year’s announcements.
The most prominent announcement during the year came from Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services. It will relocate its U.S. headquarters to the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County from Washington, D.C., bringing more than 430 employees when it relocates in 2014. Another high-profile announcement came from TASC, which provides systems engineering and decision-support services to intelligence and defense communities and is adding 494 jobs to the county economy.
Of the 186 companies, 138 are U.S.-based businesses. Announcements in 2012 came from healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente, adding 146 jobs with the opening of a Tysons Corner medical center; IT solutions provider Carahsoft Technology, adding 109 jobs; and Fulcrum IT Services, an IT services provider, adding 80 jobs.
“Carahsoft has grown from zero to more than $1.4 billion in eight years and as we continue to grow we are pleased to call Fairfax County home because of the access the county provides to a high-caliber workforce and the kind of amenities that help us attract and retain our team members,” said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft. “In 2012, we hired more than 100 new employees to expand our business development, sales, marketing and government contracting resources, and we anticipate hiring more than 150 employees in 2013.”
Seventeen minority-owned or veteran-owned companies are among the U.S.-based expansions. They include OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation, which provides security services to government agencies, adding 325 jobs; DISYS, a minority-owned IT staffing and consulting firm, adding 150 jobs; and Onyx Government Services, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides data management services, adding 25 jobs.
Thirty-one foreign-owned firms announced expansions in 2012, including Volkswagen Group of America (Germany), adding 107 jobs; Newgen Software (India), adding 40 jobs; ASCOM Network Testing (Switzerland), which develops technologies to analyze mobile networks and is adding 11 jobs; and MobileAccess (Israel), adding 15 jobs. Almost 400 foreign-owned firms from 44 companies maintain operations in Fairfax County.
“For close to 200 companies to announce the addition of almost 8,500 jobs in 2012, while much of the rest of the Washington area continued to struggle economically, is a testament to the kind of economy that we have worked so hard to create in Fairfax County,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “It also is gratifying to see our strategy of diversifying the economic base pay off with companies from many different fields, of all sizes and backgrounds, and from the U.S. and abroad, contributing to job growth here.”
A list of selected announcements for 2012 is on the FCEDA Web site. The following selected companies announced expansion or relocation to Fairfax County in October, November and December 2012 and are adding 1,528 jobs to the county economy:
|Company||Web site||Location||Jobs||New or Expansion|
|BlueAlly (India)||www.blueally.com||Tysons Corner||35||E|
|Bulletin News, LLC||www.bulletinnews.com||Reston||11||E|
|Business Engineering, Inc.||www.beinetworks.com||Reston||5||E|
|C2 Technologies, Inc.||www.c2ti.com||Tysons Corner||30||E|
|Carahsoft Technology Corp.||www.carahsoft.com||Reston||109||E|
|Corning Incorporated (Israel)||www.corning.com||Tysons Corner||6||E|
|Dispersive Solutions, Inc.||www.dispersivesolutions.com||Chantilly||11||N|
|Intelsat (Luxembourg)||www.intelsat.com||Tysons Corner||432||N|
|J.ONE Co., Ltd (Korea)||www.jonechem.com||Tysons Corner||1||N|
|Modern Image||www.modernimageusa.com||Tysons Corner||4||E|
|Navy Federal Credit Union||www.navyfcu.org||Vienna||138||E|
|Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.||www.ofplaw.com||Reston||5||E|
|Questa Source, LLC||www.questasource.com||Herndon||40||E|
|Resolvit, LLC||www.resolvit.com||Tysons Corner||66||E|
|Strategy & Management Services, Inc.||www.sams-inc.net||Springfield||70||E|
|SpyderSafe Mobile Security, Inc.||www.spydrsafe.com||Tysons Corner||4||N|
|TATA Communications Ltd. (India)||www.tatacommunications.com||Herndon||6||E|
|The Borenstein Group||www.borensteingroup.com||Fairfax||4||E|
|The Marbury Law Group||www.marburylaw.com||Reston||10||N|
|u-blox AG (Switzerland)||www.u-blox.com||Reston||4||E|
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth 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 and a well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best business centers. 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, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv.
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