Fairfax County EDA in 2016 worked with 194 businesses adding nearly 7,500 jobs to the local economy

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o), +1 571-213-5065 (m)

Companies expanding and relocating included 34 foreign-owned, 15 minority-owned 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – In 2016, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 194 companies and organizations adding nearly 7,500 jobs to the Fairfax County economy. Businesses in a wide range of professional services and information technology sectors dominated the year’s announcements.

“Fairfax County continues to be a magnet for high-quality employers that create jobs and want to take advantage of the business assets and quality of life here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA.

“The number of companies we worked with, and the number of jobs they are creating here, is impressive, but so is the incredible diversity of the businesses themselves,” Gordon said. “We are a great location for businesses serving the federal market, but we are seeing a great number of businesses in a range of innovative industry sectors that target the private sector and are here because of the business opportunities and quality of the workforce.”

Of the 194 companies that worked with the FCEDA and made job announcements in 2016, 160 are U.S.-based businesses. Prominent announcements came from Pentagon Federal Credit Union, which relocated its headquarters to Tysons Corner and is adding 500 jobs here; government IT solutions provider Carahsoft, adding 150 jobs; t-shirt maker CustomInk, adding 81 jobs; Yext, which develops location-based technology, adding 13 jobs; and WeWork, a co-working office space, adding five jobs.

"The talent in the greater D.C. area is fantastic," said Brian “Skip” Schipper, Yext chief people officer. "As a fast-growing technology company, there's no more desirable community than Fairfax County for our mid-Atlantic headquarters." Many of Yext’s founders met at Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and the company in 2016 announced a donation to the school known as “TJ” to support the Yext Computer Systems Lab.

Among the announcements from U.S. firms, 15 came from minority-owned, woman-owned or veteran-owned companies. These include IT services contractors Favor TechConsulting and A-TEK, adding 235 jobs and 130 jobs, respectively; event-management software firm Cvent, adding 121 jobs; and IT consulting firm AMPCUS, adding 90 jobs.

Thirty-four companies with headquarters or parent companies overseas announced expansions in 2016, including recruitment and staffing firm Randstad (Netherlands), adding 300 jobs; IT consultancy FDM Group (United Kingdom), adding 250 jobs; manufacturer Moonica Group (Pakistan), adding 50 jobs. More than 410 foreign-owned firms from 45 countries maintain operations in Fairfax County.

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 six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Twitter and LinkedIn.

A list of selected announcements for 2016 is on the FCEDA website. The following 36 companies announced expansion in or relocation to Fairfax County in October, November and December 2016:

Company Name Type of Business Location Jobs New or Expansion
Access National Corporation Financial Reston
99
E
Adaequare, Inc. Software Chantilly
8
E
American Council for Technology
and Industry Advisory Council
Non-Profit Merrifield
4
E
App47, Inc. Software Herndon
3
E
Avizia, Inc. Healthcare Reston
22
E
BigParser Information Technology Reston
2
E
bThere, Inc. Cloud/Virtualization Vienna
5
E
BTP Technologies, LLC Software Chantilly
2
E
Cohere Technology Group, LLC Software Reston
30
E
Colliers International Real Estate Tysons Corner
7
E
Compusult Systems, Inc. Software Reston
10
E
DeePer Solutions, LLC Consulting Tysons Corner
1
N
Driver Rehabilitation Center of Excellence Other Chantilly
2
E
FNH USA, LLC Manufacturing Tysons Corner
17
E
Hawkeye360, Inc. Telecommunications Herndon
5
E
K4 Solutions, Inc. Information Technology Tysons Corner
75
E
KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement
of Technology)
Government Agency Tysons Corner
1
N
Korea Testing Laboratory Government Agency Tysons Corner
1
N
Long & Foster Companies, Inc. Real Estate Chantilly
374
E
Moonica Group Manufacturing Chantilly
50
N
New World Radio Group Media and Communications Merrifield
4
E
NEXCO-West USA, Inc. Architecture/Engineering/Landscape Tysons Corner
3
N
NextgenID, LLC Management Services Herndon
5
E
nVisium Security, Inc. Information Technology Herndon
5
E
OneGlobe, LLC Information Technology Reston
5
E
Ono Brewing Company Manufacturing Chantilly
5
N
OpsClick Information Technology Reston
2
E
PeopleNTech, LLC Information Technology Tysons Corner
10
E
Precyse Technologies, Inc. Information Technology Reston
3
E
Premier Technology Advisors, LLC Information Technology Tysons Corner
10
N
Randstad Technologies Information Technology Tysons Corner
300
E
Republic Title, Inc. Insurance Annandale
5
E
Silverline Communications, LLC Marketing / PR Tysons Corner
5
E
Ta Group, Inc. Management Services Tysons Corner
3
E
Trusted Concepts, Inc. Information Technology Herndon
12
E
WeWork Real Estate Tysons Corner
5
N