The power of success

Fortune 500s thrive here. So do Inc. 5000 firms, startups, minority-owned and international businesses thanks to our technology expertise, workforce and strong markets. Join us.

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10 FORTUNE

500 COMPANIES

The power of knowledge

We're one of the most highly educated places in the U.S. And our renowned public schools and universities are an important factor for companies and people locating here.

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More than

26,000 PhDs

The power of technology

Our companies are reinventing the worlds of IT, software, aerospace and defense, and creating breakthroughs in cyber, data analytics, AI and personalized medicine.

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8,900

TECH COMPANIES

The power of connection

This community hums with the Metro, international airports and a great highway network. We’re minutes from D.C., creating opportunities for business and life experiences.

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3 Airports

Serving the D.C. area

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The power of place

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.

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The power of diversity

We're a strong community because of the diversity of people here. We’re a melting pot of the best and brightest, with people of all backgrounds coming together from around the world.

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41%

of our businesses are minority-owned

Let Us Help Your Business Start, Locate and Expand in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority helps businesses -- of all sizes, from diverse backgrounds and from all over the world -- thrive with market intelligence, site selection assistance and business investment services. We also are a liaison to our county and state governments. And we offer these services free of charge. Contact us. From here, you can create a world of change.

News

January 28, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for January 28, 2020

New jobs: Macedon Technologies will expand its corporate headquarters in Reston, investing $1.65 million and creating an expected 147 jobs. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure…

January 24, 2020

FCEDA staff member contributes to industry-federal government collaboration on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Playbook

Artificial Intelligence Playbook released at ACT-IAC industry-government event on January 22, 2020 January 24, 2020 - Tysons, VA.  – As part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group for the Fairfax County-based American Council for…

January 23, 2020

Software firm Macedon Technologies to invest $1.65 million to expand Fairfax County headquarters, create 147 new jobs

Fairfax County, Virginia, January 23, 2020 – Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Macedon Technologies, a trusted Appian partner providing Appian-based solutions and services, will invest $1.65 million to expand its corporate headquarters in the…

January 23, 2020

New demographics report reveals Fairfax County is growing older, richer and more diverse

[caption id="attachment_7377" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy: Mosaic District[/caption] As we enter a new decade, how has Fairfax County changed? The county’s most recent demographic report offers an answer: we’re older, richer and more ethnically diverse.…

January 22, 2020

13 Fairfax County-based companies make Forbes ranking of ‘America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020’  

January 22, 2020 – Fairfax County, Virginia – Thirteen Fairfax County companies rank among the top 500 on Forbes magazine’s third annual America's Best Employers for Diversity list for 2020. The list recognizes 500 companies…

January 21, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for January 21, 2020

Partnership opportunities: On February 3 the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board will present “Israel-Virginia Technology Innovation and Collaboration,” a conference that will focus on trends in the U.S. and…

January 16, 2020

FCEDA, Virginia Israel Advisory Board to host Israeli defense manufacturing delegation for Feb. 3 conference

Fairfax County, Virginia, January 16, 2020 – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) will co-host an Israeli defense manufacturing delegation on February 3, 2020. The conference, Israel-Virginia…

January 15, 2020

FCEDA’s popular (and free) “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business” workshops return for 2020

Fairfax County, Virginia -- The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s (FCEDA) popular “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County” seminars are back for 2020. The first session of the year was held January 10.…

January 14, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for January 14, 2020

Now hear this: On February 3 the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board will present “Israel-Virginia Technology Innovation and Collaboration,” a conference that will focus on trends in the U.S.…

January 13, 2020

LifeFuels focuses on smart health and hydration for everyone

Jonathon Perrelli is founder and CEO of LifeFuels, where he is “building a dream team to convert the smart-nutrition bottle into a market-changing reality for consumers.” The team at Reston-based LifeFuels developed a three-part hydration…

Events

AI in Marketing

Date: January 29

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Come hear Barg Upender, a successful serial entrepreneur, share with us an overview of AI in marketing. Learn how AI can improve your marketing efforts - either as an individual contributor to a large multi-national corporation or as an educator or a government agency representative.

Legal and Tax Considerations When Forming Your Entity

Date: January 29

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Many entrepreneurs form their corporations on the advice of friends and family. Some will consult with an attorney. But there are legal AND tax implications to the type of corporation you form. We bring the expertise of an attorney and CPA to help you understand the differences and which corporate entity is best for you.

28th Annual Regional Economic Outlook 2020

Date: January 30

Time: 7:30am to 10:00am

This program will bring together leaders to discuss the state of the regional economy, key economic indicators, and predict what might be in store for the region’s economy in 2020.

SME Exporters: Essentials to Export Compliance

Date: January 30

Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm

In this morning long program, GMU’s SBDC will provide a program geared to the SME technology market to explain the essentials to export compliance. At the conclusion, the participants will have a greater understanding of the steps necessary to successfully establish export compliance programs in their companies.

Bank Your Success: Growing Your Business

Date: January 30

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Specific needs vary based on business types, but upon completion of Growing Your Business, participants should know and understand the importance of separating their personal and business finances; effectively managing their cash flow; keeping their business up-to-date with the right technology; knowing their credit options when the need arises; having insurance to protect them from the unexpected; hiring the right employees for their business.

Artists/Makers Intro to Business Planning

Date: January 30

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What makes a successful entrepreneur? How can you ensure that your business idea is strong and has a good base of potential customers? What steps do you need to take to minimize the risks inherent in starting a business?