Seventeen of Fantastic 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia hail from Fairfax County

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Virginia Chamber unveils 2014 list; Ampcus again makes Women Presidents’ Organization list

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Seventeen Fairfax County companies are part of the 2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 rankings of the 50 fastest-growing businesses in Virginia. Chantilly-based First Line Technology, which sells products to first responders and the military, received a Virginia Vanguard Award for having the highest growth rate among companies in the manufacturing category.

The Virginia Chamber honored the 50 companies at a banquet held May 1 at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County. The list is printed in the May edition of Virginia Business magazine and is available on the chamber Web site.

“One-third of the fastest-growing companies in Virginia come from Fairfax County,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “It is a testament to the dynamism of the Fairfax County economy and the opportunities that exist here thanks to decades of pro-business policies and aggressive economic development.”

Here are the Fairfax County companies on the 2014 Fantastic 50 list and their location in the county:

2.         PD Systems, Alexandria (Richmond Highway)
4.         MindPoint Group, Springfield
7.         Eagle Ray Inc., Chantilly
8.         C2 Solutions Group, Inc., Reston
10.       TeraThink, Reston
11.       Three Wire Systems, Falls Church
12.       Zantech IT Services, Inc., Tysons Corner
13.       Kore Federal, Tysons Corner
15.       Technatomy Corporation, Fairfax
18.       First Line Technology, LLC, Chantilly
19.      Advanced Technology Systems Company, Tysons Corner
23.       Integrity Management Consulting, Inc., Tysons Corner
34.       Veris Group, Tysons Corner
35.       U.S. Information Technologies Corporation, Chantilly
39.       Data Networks Corporation, Reston
46.       Search Technologies Corp., Herndon
48.       Sevatec, Inc., Merrifield

To be eligible for the Fantastic 50, a company must have had revenue of at least $200,000 in 2009. It also must have made a profit in 2012 and have revenue of less than $100 million in its most recent fiscal year. The accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman reviewed the financial records of entries to determine the winners. 

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) released its 2014 list of the 50 fastest-growing woman-owned or woman-led companies in North America. One Fairfax County-based company made the list: Chantilly-based Ampcus, Inc. (37). It is the only company from Virginia on the list, and marks the fourth year the company has appeared on the list. Click here for the full list.

The WPO announced the rankings at its annual conference, held April 24 in New Orleans. All companies that submitted nominations for the list were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth. To qualify for the ranking, businesses were required to be privately held, woman-owned or led companies in the U.S. or Canada and reached annual revenue of at least $500,000 by year-end 2008.

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.