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

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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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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 31, 2020

Virginia sees Q2 tech job growth amid COVID-19, fueled by Fairfax County; state shines in business climate rankings

Dice, a leading tech-career hub connecting employers with skilled technology professionals, issued its Q2 Tech Job Report revealing that job postings in Virginia during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rose 11 percent compared to the second…

July 30, 2020

$70M Rebuild VA grant program opens August 10; PPP applications close August 8

Financial help is still available to eligible Fairfax County businesses and nonprofit organizations to stay in operation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A new program, Rebuild VA, will open for applications on August 10 to…

July 27, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 28, 2020

The future is almost here -- relay, we mean it: Fairfax County and Dominion Energy plan to begin testing of a "connected autonomous vehicle" (CAV) nicknamed “Relay” in Merrifield soon, possibly this week. The self-driving…

July 23, 2020

HawkEye 360 satellites focus on defense, security, intel missions

HawkEye 360, a radio frequency (RF) data analytics company based in Herndon, operates a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process and geo-locate a broad set of RF signals especially for defense, security and intelligence…

July 21, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 21, 2020

We're #1 (for IT job postings too):  As COVID-19 drove unemployment rates upward and job openings downward, the Washington, D.C., region ranked as the number-one metropolitan area for IT job postings in March, April and…

July 16, 2020

Fairfax County EDA’s virtual career fairs connect 1,700 job-seekers to companies

Despite the pandemic, Northern Virginia’s robust job market remains strong—with more than 60,000 job openings in the region, including 34,000 in Fairfax County. But interviewing and hiring can be a challenge because of social-distancing protocols…

July 14, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 14, 2020

RISE up again: After businesses submitted 6,280 applications, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today will consider a proposal to add an additional $20 million to its Fairfax RISE grant program to support more small…

July 9, 2020

Fairfax County malls are open and emphasizing health protocols; where to catch drive-in movies

Fairfax County has long been renowned as a suburban shopping destination thanks to high-end stores and malls. The malls are an important part of the county's quality of life and its economy. Are you thinking…

July 7, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for July 7, 2020

Register now for FCEDA's Tech Virtual Career Fair: The FCEDA is hosting a Tech Virtual Career Fair next Tuesday, July 14 to connect mid-career job-seekers with companies that are hiring now. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services,…

July 6, 2020

FCEDA partners with nonprofit organizations providing free legal help to small businesses during pandemic

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is partnering with the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center and Start Small Think Big on the COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative, an initiative to provide free legal assistance…

Events

Reston Tech Talks #13

Date: August 4

Time: 5:15pm to 7:15pm

Reston Tech Talks is a monthly gathering of tech professionals in the greater Reston area. Our vision is to create a space where startups & tech firms can gather to learn from industry veterans, network with potential employers, and learn about the different companies in the area.

Construction Tech: Opportunities For U.S. – Israel Collaboration in Northern Virginia

Date: August 5

Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

Join the FCEDA for this exciting event focusing on U.S - Israel Collaboration in Northern Virginia

Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Return to Work

Date: August 5

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

oin the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) for their new “Getting Back To Work” virtual roundtable series that will bring together industry experts, thought leaders, and technology innovators to help Northern Virginia get back to work. This not to be missed series will highlight the building blocks necessary to help companies define their own new normal and create best practices for safely and efficiently getting their employees back to work.

Annual State of Transportation

Date: August 5

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Our event will kick off with the federal overview from Ed Mortimer, Vice President, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine (invited), Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Executive Director Monica Backmon and Northern Virginia Transportation Commission Executive Director Kate Mattice. Hear the latest on the impact of a dramatic increase in teleworking, major projects like the American Legion Bridge and Long Bridge, and the impact COVID will have on transportation budgets. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions as well.

TiE DC Women Who Inspire

Date: August 6

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join TiE DC to celebrate the incredible journey of successful women leaders in the community. This premier global virtual event will include panel discussions celebrating Stories By, For, And About Women leaders and will also be a venue to recognize their incredible journey to success, learn from the challenges they faced, and provide mentorship to other women entrepreneurs.

DATA’s Annual Transportation Roundtable

Date: August 11

Time: 8:30am to 9:30am

Metro station closures. Pandemic-driven transit cutbacks. Widespread teleworking. Between construction and Covid-19, how we "get to work" has been in a constant state of flux. Now - as the Commonwealth begins a cautious phased reopening of businesses - some workers are commuting to their offices for the first time in months. Join our experts for comprehensive look at the projects and processes driving transportation in Northern Virginia as we adjust to the new normal.