Fairfax County:
Global Tech Hub

Fairfax County boasts a thriving, inclusive business community of innovators and leaders in a wide range of sectors. There is also a diverse talent pool of highly educated individuals which can allow for higher talent retention rates. Fairfax County is a global tech hub for both large and small businesses that want to succeed.

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Diversity and inclusion in action

The most diverse region in Virginia, Fairfax County celebrates its many communities. Women, minorities, and international residents of Fairfax make up larger percentages of the tech workforce when compared to other major hubs. Our inclusive and diverse environment strengthens our talent pool and helps us to create equal opportunities for everyone.

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Strategic and competitive pricing

When compared to similar global tech hubs, such as Silicon Valley or New York City, Fairfax County boasts competitive pricing to ensure economic success and sustainability. Total operation and labor costs are less than our competitors. This allows for companies to hire local talent who enjoy a lower cost of living for a higher quality of life in Northern Virginia.

Technology and innovation at the forefront

Fairfax County is close to Washington, D.C., where institutions are constantly innovating in fields such as defense, cybersecurity, and banking. Northern Virginia region has four times the data center capacity of Silicon Valley and more than 8,700 tech companies calling Fairfax County home. It's no wonder Fairfax County is the premier tech hub on the East Coast.

Untapped potential and new horizons

Highly educated talent and resource-rich universities make Fairfax County an ideal place to start fresh. More than 60 percent of locals have bachelor’s degrees and one out of every four jobs is in tech. According to the New York Times, “The region is home to one of the most educated workforces in the country.” Other hubs are already too established to make waves. However, Fairfax County offers the excitement and diversity that drive entrepreneurship and success.

Get in Touch with the FCEDA

Contact the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to find out what opportunities the region holds for your business development whether you are a start-up, a nonprofit, or a Fortune 500 company. We work to expand the commercial tax base to help fund public services such as the county school system, police and fire departments, health and human services, and more. Our FCEDA team is funded by the Fairfax County Government and supported by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (The FCEDA Commission). Our team would be happy to discuss opportunities with you, at no cost.