VW chooses Fairfax County — again!

Volkswagen Group of America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe, has chosen to retain its headquarters in Fairfax County.

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THE

TOP STORY

Guiding you to find success

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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RESOURCES

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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11 FORTUNE

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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10TH LOWEST

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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30+ COLLEGES

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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OF THE TOP 500 GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FIRMS

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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

January 21, 2021

Air and space innovation is focus of webinar series starting Jan. 27

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is presenting a three-part international webinar series, for two hours each day on January 27, February 3 and February 10, focused on the latest innovative technologies in aviation…

January 19, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Jan. 19, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among 27 companies in Northern Virginia seeking to hire for thousands of open positions in the IT, cyber and cloud industries during a January 28 virtual…

January 14, 2021

Innovation focus of Leidos driving projected jobs expansion: Q&A with CFO Jim Reagan

Headquartered in Reston, Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and healthcare markets. The company’s 38,000 employees worldwide support…

January 13, 2021

Innovation in Fairfax County: Leidos

https://youtu.be/czUmI4TIqWQ Headquartered in Reston, Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and healthcare markets. The company’s 38,000 employees…

January 13, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise among 27 companies hiring at January 28 Cyber & Cloud Virtual Career Fair

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among 27 companies in Northern Virginia seeking to hire for thousands of open positions in the IT, cyber and cloud industries during a virtual career fair…

January 12, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Jan. 12, 2021

Another PPP round: The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), its forgivable loan program for new borrowers, and second rounds for certain existing borrowers. Initially, community financial institutions – including banks…

January 7, 2021

Innovation in air and space technology is focus of Fairfax County EDA webinar series on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is presenting a three-part international webinar series, for two hours each day on January 27, February 3 and February 10, focused on the latest innovative technologies in aviation…

January 7, 2021

Amazon creates $2b housing fund for HQ regions including NOVA

Amazon yesterday announced the creation of its Amazon Housing Equity Fund, a more than $2 billion commitment to preserve and create more than 20,000 affordable housing units in its three headquarters areas: Northern Virginia, Washington…

January 5, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Jan. 5, 2021

  Swim with a shark: Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from a Shark Tank winner during the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12. It will…

December 31, 2020

Fairfax County projects win 9 NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards

Fairfax County commercial real estate construction projects won 9 NAIOP Northern Virginia awards, including for three buildings and four interiors. Two real estate transactions were also honored with awards. With the theme of “Focus on…

Events

SBIR Intro for MEC Fairfax

Date: January 25

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards over $3.5B annually to small businesses in the US who are developing new, high risk technology that has commercialization potential. Eleven federal agencies make over 5000 awards annually to help meet their missions and solve critical technology hurdles. Learn more about SBIR programs, how to write compelling SBIR proposals, and funding opportunities for small tech companies in Virginia. The guest speaker will be Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, Center for Innovative Technology.

Metro Monday: (Learn How) COVID-19’s Dire Impact on Metro Finances Imperils Silver Line Openings

Date: January 25

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce for Metro Mondays!

How to Access Traditional Finance by Learning About the 5 C’s of Credit: Character, Capacity, Condition, Capital and Collateral

Date: January 26

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in Partnership with the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking & the Small Business Administration, for a 3 Part Small Business Finance Information Series.

Ask the CPA-PPP Next Steps and Updates

Date: January 26

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This webinar will discuss where we are now. CPA Bob LeMay of LeMay and Company will work to answer your questions!

1 Million Cups Webinar

Date: January 27

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!…

Air Innovation: Flying Cars, Drones & Unmanned Air Systems

Date: January 27

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Join us for an exciting three-part series on innovative technologies in air and space! The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority kicks off 2021 with a conference on one of its strongest clusters: the aerospace industry.