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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8,800

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 development 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

July 16, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 16, 2019

Now hear this: Based on his interview with incoming FCEDA president and CEO Victor Hoskins, WTOP's Jeff Clabaugh notes that Amazon will be relying on Fairfax County residents for much of its HQ2 workforce, projected initially at 25,000…

July 11, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 11, 2019

Now hear this: CNBC's proclamation yesterday that Virginia is the best place for America to do business is in large part a reflection of Northern Virginia's ability to attract companies such as Amazon and the 25,000…

July 11, 2019

Video: Victor Hoskins named President and CEO of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

https://youtu.be/r7JWhjpWwn4 Victor Hoskins has been named the new president and chief executive officer for Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Hoskins is currently Director of Economic Development for Arlington County, Virginia, where he helped lead the…

July 10, 2019

FCEDA’s incoming CEO responds to CNBC naming Virginia best state for business

Fairfax County, Virginia – CNBC today recognized Virginia as America’s Top State for Business in 2019. In addition to considering 64 metrics in 10 categories, CNBC recognized Virginia’s ability to attract major businesses, including Amazon’s…

July 10, 2019

CNBC ranks Virginia as the best place in America to do business and Fairfax County plays prominent role

Today's CNBC headline says it all: "Amazon had it right: Virginia is America's Top State for Business in 2019" The story by Scott Cohn outlines the reasons why Virginia is the best place for business…

July 8, 2019

Victor Hoskins named president and CEO of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia — The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has named Victor Hoskins as its new president and chief executive officer. Hoskins is currently Director of Economic Development for Arlington County, Virginia, where…

July 3, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 9, 2019

Now hear this: On Monday the FCEDA announced that Victor Hoskins will be its next president and CEO effective August 5. Hoskins has been director of the Arlington County Economic Development since 2014. In an FCEDA…

July 2, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 2, 2019

Now hear this: The E-Bird staff will take a few days off to enjoy the sun and fun in and around Fairfax County. We wish you a happy and safe Independence Day celebration and look forward…

June 27, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 27, 2019

Preparing is caring: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors welcomed the newly created Fairfax County Business Emergency Operations Council at Tuesday's meeting. The council is intended to help local businesses and government officials coordinate when…

June 26, 2019

Considering the slope and scope of a Fairfax County skiing destination for moguls and the rest of us 

Make all the jokes you want. You know, slippery slopes, it's all downhill from here, not a snowball's chance.But in a poll (not a ski pole) at the base (not a base lodge) of Katishi Maake's…

Events

Leadership Forum of the Technology Innovations Committee

Date: July 18

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join the Technology Innovations Committee to plan future events, propose topics to address, and speakers to present.

Patent, Trademarks, & Copyright

Date: July 18

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to use intellectual property to compete in the market

Break Through the Noise! Marketing Strategies to Attract the Right Leads & Get More Clients

Date: July 24

Time: 8:30am to 10:00am

In this workshop, you will be shown the essential components to a Marketing system that will help you stand out and connect with your ideal client.

State of Economic Growth

Date: July 25

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

A discussion focused on our current economy and how Virginia can position itself going forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace regionally, nationally, and globally. 

ABC’s de Cómo Empezar un Negocio en Español

Date: August 1

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

En este Taller nosotros te ayudaremos a entender lo que se necesita para ser un Empresario, licencias y registraciones, seleccionar una entidad legal para negocio, mercadeo, dónde conseguir financiamiento, y cómo nosotros podemos ayudarte en el camino.

Moving Northern Virginia: Transportation in the Commonwealth

Date: August 7

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine and a panel of transportation professionals and key policy makers for a wide-ranging discussion on how to move our region and the Commonwealth in the years to come.