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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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 like 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

Fairfax County in 60 SECONDS

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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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

July 2, 2020

Tysons firm Portals Global donates 15,000 masks to Fairfax County

Fairfax County received a donation of 15,000 FDA-approved KN95 masks from Portals Global, a Tysons-based consulting firm. Portals Global’s CEO Omo Igiehon said he chose Fairfax County as the donation recipient in order to give…

July 2, 2020

Fairfax County companies launch ‘back-to-work’ technologies

With the state's Forward Virginia re-opening process well underway (Phase 3 started yesterday), companies are considering transitioning some or all of their employees from working virtually to returning to the office. Careful planning is needed…

June 30, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 30, 2020

Big projects in the pipeline: Despite the pandemic, construction continues on the Washington, D.C., region’s commercial office space projects, with 12.4 million square feet of office development under construction in the D.C. region as of…

June 25, 2020

16 companies headline July 14 Fairfax County EDA virtual career fair for tech professionals

Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and 13 other leading tech companies in Northern Virginia are bringing recruiters to a virtual career fair that the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is presenting…

June 23, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 23, 2020

Vote to get this underpass over the top: A recent Public Art Reston project has been named one of the top 100 public art projects in the world by CODAworx, a global online community that…

June 18, 2020

Community Foundation has provided $1.5m in grants to lessen pandemic impacts

Nearly $1.5 million has been awarded by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia to more than 70 nonprofit organizations in Northern Virginia that serve those who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The Community…

June 16, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 16, 2020

Black lives matter: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors issued a joint statement at its June 9 meeting affirming that “Black lives matter” and committing to “striving for true equity.” Board Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay…

June 16, 2020

Legally speaking: Global law firm King & Spalding chooses Fairfax County location for 22nd office

Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, announced today that King & Spalding, a law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers working in 21 offices around the globe, has chosen…

June 11, 2020

Resilient economy holds unemployment rate in check; Northern Virginia to enter Phase 2

Long known for its resiliency in the face of national economic downturns, Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. region have weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than many other large metropolitan areas in the United States.…

June 9, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 9, 2020

Time to RISE and shine: Applications are open through June 15 for the Fairfax RISE (Relief Initiative to Support Employers) grant program for COVID-19 impacted businesses in Fairfax County. An informational webinar on Fairfax RISE…

Events

1 Million Cups – Fairfax County

Date: July 8

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

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!…

Annual State of Economic Growth

Date: July 9

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join the Northern Virginia Chamber and Cox on July 9 as we present our Annual State of Economic Growth!

2020 Diversity and Inclusion Career Event – Virtual

Date: July 14

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Tired of sending your resume over the web and not receiving any responses back?By attending our virtual interview session event, you will be able to live chat or have a face to face video conference directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback on your resume, and GET HIRED ON THE SPOT!

1 Million Cups – Fairfax County

Date: July 15

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

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!…

Mid Year Forecast

Date: July 21

Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Our world has changed since NAIOP Northern Virginia's last forecast earlier this year. What looked like a year of great promise has turned upside down. How is the commercial real estate industry managing, and how does our region compare to other metropolitan areas across the country? Please join us for an update by Revathi Greenwood, Americas Head of Research at Cushman & Wakefield, followed by a panel discussion with experts in leasing, architecture, construction and finance.

1 Million Cups – Fairfax County

Date: July 22

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

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!…