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

September 17, 2019

Beanstalk — a different kind of farm in Fairfax County

It doesn’t much look like a farm, at least in the traditional sense. But that’s kind of the point. Beanstalk, wedged into a 3,000-square-foot industrial space near Interstate 95 and the Fairfax County Parkway in…

September 17, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for September 17, 2019

Better together: A truth in life, as well as in business, is that one can succeed faster as part of a team than alone. Yesterday, 10 Northern Virginia jurisdictions announced they have done just that.…

September 16, 2019

Announcement of Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA)

Ten Virginia Localities Join Together to Form Brand-New Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance The agreement heralds unprecedented cooperation across jurisdictional borders in Northern Virginia. Northern Virginia: Today, ten jurisdictions from Northern Virginia have come together…

September 16, 2019

Fairfax County EDA CEO on regional pact: “This is an historic moment for Northern Virginia”

Fairfax County, Virginia  – Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), has pushed for years with leaders of localities such as the City of Alexandria and Arlington County to…

September 12, 2019

Gov. Northam unveils Northern Virginia Tech Pathways Program as part of workforce development “listening tour”

Gov. Ralph Northam visited Chantilly High School on Tuesday to kick off the Northern Virginia Tech Pathways program with a host of area academic and business leaders. The program is designed to enlighten high-schoolers and…

September 9, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for September 10, 2019

Moving in a new direction: Neustar, a Sterling-based information services company, inked a deal to consolidate and shift its headquarters to Reston, where it will anchor an office building being developed by Comstock Holdings. Neustar…

September 4, 2019

Top 10 summertime Instagram photos of Fairfax County

For this week’s E-bird Extra, the FCEDA talked with Visit Fairfax, the area’s go-to tourism hub, about some of the top events and experiences from across the county during summer 2019. Check out the top…

September 3, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for September 2, 2019

Now hear this: The FCEDA’s popular Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County workshop is back from summer vacation on September 10. This interactive session is presented by the FCEDA with its partners the…

September 1, 2019

Innovation in Fairfax County: Beanstalk

https://youtu.be/-mGDGUojEUw Beanstalk, wedged into a 3,000-square-foot industrial space near Interstate 95 and the Fairfax County Parkway in Lorton, might very much be the farm of the future – an environment where biology meets engineering to…

August 30, 2019

Fairfax County EDA works with 35 companies — from A to Z — adding nearly 3,000 jobs to local economy

Fairfax County, Virginia — In the second quarter of 2019, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with a diverse group of 35 businesses that announced the addition of nearly 3,000 jobs to the…

Events

Understanding Small Business Taxes

Date: September 24

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This class will answer your small business tax questions and help prepare you for the next tax season. Taught by the CPA firm Lemay & Company.

10 Things You Should Know About LLC’s

Date: September 25

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Why should your business be a LLC? Is creating an LLC enough to let you legally open your doors as a business? Join the Community Business Partnership to learn the ten basic things you should know before you are ready to do business.

Tysons Tailgate: Building Brighter Futures

Date: September 25

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Tysons’ largest outdoor party of the year – Tysons Tailgate: Building Brighter Futures– on the gorgeous grounds of Valo Park.

Annual State of Healthcare

Date: September 26

Time: 7:30am to 9:30am

Virginia Health and Human Resources Secretary Daniel Carey will join CareFirst Executive Vice President Stacia Cohen and Inova Chief of Clinical Operations Toni Ardabell for a discussion on the federal healthcare reforms, Medicaid expansion, opioids, and more.

33rd Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony

Date: September 26

Time: 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Join DATA to celebrate 33 years of helping reduce congestion in the Dulles Corridor!

NEW VIRGINIA: SCALING4GROWTH

Date: September 27

Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

STATEWIDE RECRUITMENT Classes held at the Ruppert Sargent Bldg. 1 Franklin Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Hampton, Virginia 23669 Small Business Owners, would you like to go from Entrepreneur to CEO? Increase your revenue and…