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

August 15, 2019

“Placemaking” is enhancing Fairfax County’s landscape for companies, employees and residents

The landscape around Fairfax County continues to change, with many of the development projects underway focused on a walkable, urban mix of office, residential and retail spaces close to a Metro station. There is also…

August 13, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for August 13, 2019

Bird’s-eye view: Herndon-based HawkEye 360, which uses formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio-frequency data and data analytics products, announced that it closed on a $70 million Series B financing round led by…

August 8, 2019

First Line Technology designs and makes life-saving innovations from its Fairfax County HQ

Fairfax County isn't known as a manufacturing center. But from its headquarters in Chantilly, First Line Technology designs and manufactures leading-edge disaster-preparedness and emergency-response equipment, including the AmbuBus (an ambulance bus), PhaseCore personal cooling vests…

August 6, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for August 6, 2019

Hi ho Silver, away: The Silver Line from Reston to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County will open on or about July 16, 2020, at least if everything goes according to plan from here on…

August 1, 2019

Getting to know Victor Hoskins and his vision as the next president and CEO of the Fairfax County EDA

When Victor Hoskins was introduced as the next president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, he tossed out some revelations and showed off his trademark enthusiasm for his chosen profession. He told…

July 29, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 30, 2019

The Web expands: Amazon Web Services is expanding its presence in Fairfax County again, leasing an entire 270,000-square foot building on Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon. The South Lake at Dulles Corner location is about…

July 24, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 25, 2019

Complex deal: QOMPLX, a Reston-based developer of an intelligent-decision platform, raised $78.6 million in its first round of funding and changed its name from Fractal Industries. Reston-based Cannae Holdings and Motive Partners co-led the round,…

July 24, 2019

Reston-based Macedon Technologies strives to satisfy its Appian software customers and employees alike

Macedon Technologies is a rapidly growing company that accelerates digital transformation for clients, large and small, by utilizing the power of technology and a highly skilled team of software consultants. Founded 10 years ago, the…

July 23, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 23, 2019

Now hear this: Aireon, which is using advanced technology to better track aircraft around the globe, announced Monday that it is adding more than 50 jobs and more than doubling its space in Tysons with…

July 22, 2019

Video: Aireon announces more than 50 new jobs in Fairfax County

https://youtu.be/tkyON7w9ZBU Aireon, an innovative provider of air traffic surveillance systems around the globe, is moving its headquarters within the Tysons area and will increase the square footage of its office space by nearly 150 percent,…

Events

Webinar: How to Read a Solicitation

Date: August 19

Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Join Virginia PTAC ( Procurement Technical Assistance Center) for this webinar focused on helping you understand how to read a solicitation (e.g. Sources Sought (SS), Request for Information, Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB)).

International Network Night With Greater Reston Chamber

Date: August 20

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join the Greater Reston and Dulles Regional Chambers of Commerce to connect and network with ~200 business leaders from two of the nation's wealthiest and mot dynamic counties. 

Registering Your Business

Date: August 20

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In this 2 hour  workshop, an attorney will guide you through all of the processes of becoming a legal business entity.

HR Essentials for Start-ups

Date: August 21

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

In this workshop featuring guest speaker Fern Hernberg, you will learn a wide range of effective HR practices.

Hispanic Connect

Date: August 22

Time: 8:30am to 9:30am

Join the Virginia Hispanic Chamber for their mixer that provides a platform for members, business owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more to make a powerful connection with their peers, share ideas and gain useful knowledge.

Multicultural Chambers Alliance Presents – Beyond #MeToo: Strategies for Preventing & Responding to Harassment

Date: August 29

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Learn about the steps employers should take to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace, and what employers should do if harassment is reported. What kinds of policies should employers have in place? What training…