29 out of 100 largest firms are based in the county or have U.S. headquarters in the county; another 46 have presence here
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Friday, June 21, 2013 -
Washington Technology’s 2013 list of the 100 largest companies serving the government technology market includes 29 that are based in Fairfax County or have U.S. headquarters here. Another 46 companies on the list are based elsewhere but have operations in the county.
No other county is home to more than five companies on the list, and besides Virginia only one state (California) serves as headquarters to as many as 10 companies on the list.
Washington Technology ranks the largest companies serving the government market based on sales of IT, systems integration, communications, engineering and other high-tech products and services. Five of the top 10 companies on the Washington Technology list are headquartered in Fairfax County: Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and CSC, all of which are based in the Falls Church area of the county, and Tysons Corner-based SAIC and Booz Allen Hamilton.
According to the Federal Procurement Data System, federal government contracts performed in Fairfax County reached $26.3 billion (68 percent defense agency work, 32 percent civilian agency work) in fiscal year 2012. The Fairfax County total was higher than any other county or city, 46 states and the District of Columbia.
“There has been so much talk this year about sequestration and federal budget cuts, but the Washington Technology list underscores an important fact that the government continues to be the largest consumer of IT goods and services on the planet,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “Fairfax County offers tremendous assets for technology companies that want to serve this important market.”
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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