Fairfax County lands StarKist HQ

Company that made Charlie® the Tuna famous will create 83 jobs at new base in Reston.

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Guiding you to find success

The FCEDA has access to resources and connections -- and a proven track record of helping companies thrive. When "business as usual" is anything but, we’re here to help you move forward.

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A community of economic strength

36,000 businesses call Fairfax County home. Companies rest assured knowing Fairfax County is one of the best-managed local governments in the U.S. And, Virginia is the best state to do business, according to CNBC.

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A knowledge-based economy that’s here to last

Cybersecurity. Life Sciences. AI. Our economic fabric is strong thanks to innovators across diverse industries from financial powerhouses like Capital One to federal agencies such as the CIA.

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Helping you invest wisely

Companies locate here for a reason -- it’s a smart investment. And, Virginia's Small Business New Jobs Program and retraining programs support (and reward) the creation of new jobs.

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Proximity – perfected

Located minutes from D.C., Fairfax County is part of the powerhouse Northern Virginia region that hosts the largest data-center hub and produces more computer science graduates than any other metro area.

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The world relies on our tech

Our IT infrastructure is unparalleled: 70% of the world’s Internet traffic runs through Northern Virginia. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are two of the 8,900 technology firms located here.

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Fairfax County in 60 SECONDS

The place to be

We have jobs that matter — and places that matter too. From go-go Tysons to small-town Herndon and everything in between, this is a cosmopolitan, vibrant community that is proud of its diversity.

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Innovation lives here: Welcome to Northern Virginia

In Fairfax County, your company gains access to a population where 60% of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the region's universities train thousands of highly skilled potential employees. But it doesn’t stop there. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is aggressively marketing our region’s companies to top talent across the nation, from New York to San Francisco. Whether it's virtual career fairs, digital advertising or media relations, we offer the tools, tactics and messaging your company needs to land talent. And at no cost to you. See what talent sees on our site for living and working. Visit www.workinnorthernvirginia.com.


July 30, 2021

Value Base re-appointed to direct Fairfax County EDA’s Israel office and outreach

Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, July 30, 2021 – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) selected Value Base M&A Ltd., an Israeli-based financial services firm, as its overseas representative to facilitate Israeli companies’ expansion to the…

July 29, 2021

Northern Virginia talent initiative website draws 483,000 visitors and 72,000 job views

Just over one year after the official launch of its workinnorthernvirginia.com website and accompanying talent initiative funded by the Fairfax County government, the site created by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has logged…

July 27, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 27, 2021: E-scooters are coming, Inova Fairfax campus tops in Virginia, Reston hospital uses AI robotic tech in surgery

Easy riders, 2021 version: E-scooters will soon be available to ride in Fairfax County, for the first time, the county announced. Fairfax County’s Department of Cable and Consumer Services approved the deployment of 600 e-scooters throughout…

July 22, 2021

Eat and drink local on the W&OD Trail as you enjoy summer freedom

This article was written by Kieran Collinson, who served as research fellow at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority from October 2020…

July 20, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 20, 2021: We’re a tech talent hotbed; Capital One hiring spree; VC deals flowing

Three's a charm: The Washington, D.C., region (the DMV) ranks third in the U.S. on commercial real estate firm CBRE’s annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report covering North American cities. The region has more than 265,000…

July 15, 2021

Furnace Record Pressing moves the needle with vinyl record manufacturing in Fairfax County

While Fairfax County is well known as a global hub for defense, IT and cyber companies, it is also home to a company in a surprising segment of the music industry. Yes, the music industry.…

July 13, 2021

FCEDA’s CEO responds to CNBC naming Virginia as America’s top state for business

Fairfax County, Virginia – CNBC ranked Virginia as the No.1 state in the U.S. for business in 2021, the first state in the nation to win back-to-back victories. The Commonwealth also won top honors in…

July 13, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 13, 2021: Virginia named top state for business

Top state for business: A year of pandemic and social reckoning has changed the nation in countless ways. But one thing has stayed the same: America’s Top State for Business is Virginia, CNBC announced this…

July 9, 2021

Tysons-based global IT company CEO Emmit McHenry to appear on Fairfax County EDA entrepreneurship workshop

Fairfax County, Virginia - Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from Emmit McHenry, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Tysons-based Cycurion, during Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, July 13.  Held every other month, Entrepreneurship 101, or “E-101,”…

July 8, 2021

Tysons-based global IT company CEO Emmit McHenry to appear on Fairfax County EDA entrepreneurship workshop

Fairfax County, Virginia - Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from  Emmit McHenry, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Tysons-based Cycurion, during Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next  Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, July 13.  Held every other month, Entrepreneurship…


The Amazon Opportunity

Date: August 3

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm

During this information-packed 3-hour event, we will hear from Amazon executives leading a variety of different initiatives within the organization, as well as Amazon’s business partners, real estate developers, nonprofit partners, and economic development experts about the best ways to partner with Amazon, what programs the company is focused on and where Amazon is focusing on next. This will be a can’t-miss event for business and civic leaders in any city where Amazon does business, particularly the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Nashville, and Arlington.

1 Million Cups (Fairfax County) Webinar

Date: August 4

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Join us Virtually! We want to continue to help business owners grow their business and provide the opportunity each week to give feedback to them on their business challenge. It is like a community mastermind!…

FAR Part 52 – Section K, Reps and Certs

Date: August 4

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fed Gov Con – 2021 – DFAR

Date: August 4

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We will uncover each Part of The DEFENSE FEDERAL ACQUISTION REGULATIONS (DFARS). Recordings can be found on our website and YouTube channel with 400+ other federal government contracting webinars. Questions? Contact hello@JenniferSchaus.com or 202-365-0598


Date: August 7

Time: 12:00am to 11:59pm

August 7 - 8 Join us in Grand Court on August 7-8th for a Black-Owned Business Showcase featuring local Northern Virginia businesses. Shop with over 25 Small Black-Owned Businesses. - Find tons of summer and back…

“Let’s Get Back To Work!” – In Person Job Fair

Date: August 7

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

  Northern Virginia Community College, Arlington Employment Center and The Alexandria Workforce Development Center are hosting a "Let's Get Back to Work" In-Person Job Fair Event on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 9 a.m. to…