Guidehouse chooses Fairfax County for global HQ

Guidehouse, a leading consultancy and solutions provider to the public and commercial sectors, will invest $12.7 million to establish a global headquarters in Fairfax County. The company will create more than 900 new jobs as it builds out its headquarters in Tysons.

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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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500 COMPANIES

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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152,000+

KNOWLEDGE-BASED WORKERS

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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STATE CORPORATE TAX RATE

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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AND UNIVERSITIES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

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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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.

News

May 13, 2021

Richmond Highway investment opportunities webinar set for May 19; Fairfax County to pilot use of electric buses, trucks

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County Government and Bisnow present a webinar: “Investing in Richmond Highway: Exploring New Development and Business Opportunities in Southeast Fairfax County” on Wednesday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m.…

May 11, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for May 11, 2021: Guidehouse global HQ coming; Appian hiring spree continues

Setting up house in Tysons: Management consultant Guidehouse made Fairfax County's biggest economic development-related announcement of the year (so far!) yesterday when it announced it will establish its global headquarters to Tysons. Gov. Ralph Northam…

May 10, 2021

Guidehouse to establish global headquarters operation in Fairfax County, create more than 900 new jobs

Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Guidehouse, a leading consultancy and solutions provider to the public and commercial sectors, will invest $12.7 million to establish a global headquarters operation in Fairfax County. The company’s new…

May 6, 2021

Northern Virginia companies hiring for thousands of open jobs at May 20 Virtual Career Fair

  More than 25 leading companies in Northern Virginia are seeking to hire for thousands of entry-level professional positions during a virtual career fair on May 20. The event will be hosted by the Fairfax…

May 4, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for May 4, 2021: Ridgeline creating jobs, Tellius has Series A investment

"Ideal talent pool" speeds Ridgeline growth: Tysons-based Ridgeline International, a custom-technology solutions company, will invest $1.75 million to expand in Fairfax County, creating 162 jobs. Founded in 2015, Ridgeline has more than 200 current employees.…

April 30, 2021

Custom technology solutions company Ridgeline International creating 162 new jobs in Fairfax County

Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Ridgeline International, Inc., a technology-based solutions provider for the federal government, commercial and nonprofit sectors, will invest $1.75 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The company will…

April 29, 2021

Workhouse Arts Center vision expanding for restaurant, brewer or other small business

Sitting off busy Ox Road (Route 123), in buildings that were built in the 1920s and 1930s and part of the District of Columbia's Lorton Reformatory, is one of the many ideas that sprang from…

April 28, 2021

Reston Limo CEO to appear on Fairfax County EDA Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

Fairfax County, Virginia  — Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from Kristina Bouweiri, president and CEO of Reston Limousine Service, at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's next “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County”…

April 27, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for April 27, 2021: Tysons transformation, best companies for diversity

Build it and they will come: Wondering what buildings are going up in Tysons while you still may be teleworking from home? Work has continued virtually unabated during the pandemic, the skyline is changing, and…

April 22, 2021

Reston Limousine CEO gets spotlight at May 4 entrepreneurship workshop

Aspiring entrepreneurs will get start-up tips from Kristina Bouweiri, president and CEO of Reston Limousine Service, at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's next “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County” webinar starting at…

Events

ExportON: Emerging Tech Trade Forum

Date: May 18

Time: 10:00am to 11:45am

A program for innovative tech companies on partnership opportunities between the Province of Ontario, Canada and Northern Virginia

BFC Preparing for Funding 5/18/21

Date: May 18

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Do you know what is required to apply for a loan? Did you apply for Federal, State or Local or bank financing programs and were denied but not sure why? Would you like to apply…

Winning and Sustaining Business with the U.S. Federal Market

Date: May 18

Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The U.S. Government market comprises of nearly 90,000 separate governmental entities: 3,034 Counties; 19,429 Municipalities; 16,504 Townships; 35,052 Special District Governments; 13,506 School Districts; 512 Native American Nations; 50 States; a District of Columbia; six U.S. Territories; and one huge Federal Government that spend $3.5 trillion annually on people, staffing, programs, projects, products, services and solutions … More than 780,000 Federal Contractors are registered to chase those many dollars … Make sure your company’s “chase” is on the correct course and speed.

COVID-19 and Travel: Will I need to be vaccinated? What restrictions will there be? To where? And where will I stay?

Date: May 18

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Expert speakers from the Transportation and Hospitality industries as well as UK government officials will address opportunities, challenges and updates on the various aspects of (international) business and leisure travel for now as well as in the foreseeable future.

Restaurant Open Forum for Bailey’s Crossroads/ Culmore Businesses 5/18/21

Date: May 18

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Topic: Disaster Mitigation You may have struggled alone to keep your business afloat during the pandemic, or you may have reached out to service providers in the area. Have you ever thought to share your…

1 Million Cups Webinar

Date: May 19

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!…