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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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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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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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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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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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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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


October 22, 2020

FCEDA to host Covid-19 Pro Bono Collaborative Informational Webinar on Oct. 29, 2020

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is hosting a “Covid-19 Pro Bono Collaborative Informational Webinar” on Oct. 29, 2020, at 10 AM to 11 AM, ET. The event will be held in partnership with Start…

October 22, 2020

Mason on pace to surpass $200 million in sponsored research for first time

​Bioengineering professor Siddhartha Sikdar, director of the Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interaction, (CASBBI), works with a prosthesis. CASBBI uses cutting-edge ultrasound technology to help people gain greater control of…

October 21, 2020

FCEDA to host October 27-28 Cybersecurity Virtual Forum to connect U.S. and Korean companies

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is hosting a two-session Korea–U.S. Cybersecurity Virtual Forum on October 27 and 28. Session One, with the focus on Fairfax County, Va., will be held on Tuesday, October…

October 20, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for October 20, 2020

Med-tech milestone: The first augmented reality (AR) spinal surgery in the Virginia and D.C. region was performed at Reston Hospital on Oct. 8 by a…

October 19, 2020

FCEDA virtual career fair initiative wins prestigious economic development award

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest organization for economic development organizations and professionals, honored the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) with a 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award in digital media…

October 15, 2020

Ten hut! National Museum of the United States Army to open on Veterans Day

The Army announced that it plans to open the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir on Veterans Day, November 11. Building construction and exhibit installations are complete, and the museum is…

October 13, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for October 13, 2020

The beat goes on: Despite the pandemic, dozens of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland area companies of all sizes across all industries and stages have raised funding since March. The biggest deals included Tysons-based…

October 8, 2020

Bode Technology CEO Mike Cariola discusses the company’s forensic services

For more than 25 years, Bode Technology, based in Lorton, has served the law enforcement and identification markets to provide state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products. CEO Mike Cariola talked to the…

October 6, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for October 6, 2020

Focusing on forests: McLean-based Mars, the maker of Snickers and Dove candy, is trimming the ranks of its palm-oil suppliers and says it has now eliminated working…

October 1, 2020

Fairfax County launches incentive program for development in revitalization areas

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted the Economic Incentive Program on Sept. 15, 2020 to give the private sector incentives to revitalize and redevelop properties in a half-dozen commercial revitalization districts, located within Annandale; Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven…


2020 Beautification Awards

Date: October 22

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation for the 19th annual Mary Thonen Beautification Awards! We will be announcing winners in the residential, hospitality and retail categories and be speaking with each of the winners. We will also announce a new SFDC initiative to increase the livability of the Rt. 1 Corridor!

2020 – FAR – Federal Acquisition Regulations – Federal Contracting

Date: October 23

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Every Friday in 2020 learn about each Part of The FAR, The Federal Acquisition Regulations or rule book for doing business with the US Federal Government.   All webinars are complimentary and recorded.

2020 Regional Elected Leaders Initiative

Date: October 23

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Since 2018, the Regional Elected Leaders Initiative (RELI) has brought Northern Virginia’s elected leaders together to focus on regional challenges. RELI programs and events are uniquely designed for NOVA’s elected officials. This year’s webinar series will address the impacts of COVID and social equity on some of our region’s major public policy challenges.

Metro Monday: The Repurposing of Buildings along the Silver Line post COVID-19

Date: October 26

Time: 4:00pm to 5:15pm

With the massive change in how we work, live, play, and use the office space and retail space, especially in the hospitality industry, the October meeting of Metro Monday will focus on market driven changes in the use of buildings post COVID-19. This will be an eye-opening meeting not to be missed!

Virginia Education and Workforce Conference

Date: October 27

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Check back soon for more details about this event hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

5G Summit

Date: October 27

Time: 8:00am to 12:30pm

In March, the White House released its National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States to frame how the nation will safeguard 5G wireless infrastructure at home and across the globe. The new law directs the president to produce a strategy “to ensure security of next generation wireless communications systems and infrastructure,” within 180 days of its enactment. 5G wireless technology is anticipated to unleash unprecedented levels of connectivity between millions of new internet of things devices and there are already a range of deployments making their way across the U.S. and in a few federal agencies. At Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit, notable federal and industry leaders will discuss emerging programs, priorities and challenges within the integration process of the new 5G framework. As emerging technologies continue to become an integral part of business and innovation, leaders across all divisions must stay ahead of the curve to tackle national and global issues. Join Potomac Officers Club for its 5G Summit 2020 on October 27th to learn about the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors, the steps the federal agencies have taken to remain up to speed with the rapid advancement of technology, and the future programs, plans and priorities as the nation aligns with emerging technology.