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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8,900

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 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

October 17, 2019

Securing Today, Creating Tomorrow: Fairfax County’s cybersecurity ecosystem widens, earns plaudits

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia have one of the world’s strongest cybersecurity ecosystems. That leadership shines through innovative companies working on every aspect of cybersecurity, educational institutions and trade associations developing the next generation of…

October 16, 2019

Fairfax County EDA CEO on retirement of Northern Virginia Technology Council leader: Kilberg raised NOVA profile as leading tech region

Fairfax County, Virginia, October 16, 2019 – The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), a longtime ally of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), today announced that its president and CEO of 22 years, Bobbie…

October 15, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for October 15, 2019

Part of the equation: Walkable, transit-oriented developments are reshaping the areas around Fairfax County’s Metro stations, but the market also exists for mixed-use destinations in county hubs not adjacent to Metrorail, said panelists at Bisnow’s…

October 10, 2019

The ride of the future, happening today in Fairfax County

The Monday morning event in Reston, celebrating the start of a new development called Halley Rise, had the usual touches. White tent to keep everyone dry — check. Shovels to “break ground” on the project…

October 8, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for October 8, 2019

Playing tourist: The Mount Vernon Gazette reports that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a $100,000 budget item to fund a tourism initiative in the South County area. The funding will advance a tourism…

October 3, 2019

County approves Inova’s vision for a world-class research and innovation campus

Inova’s vision to expand its Center for Personalized Health to create a destination for health innovation and discovery won approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on September 24. The board approved updates to…

October 1, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for October 1, 2019

Hungry sharks: Tysons-based startup TaDah Foods pitched its frozen natural food business model Sunday on the season opener of the ABC TV show "Shark Tank." Sara Gilgore of the Washington Business Journal has the full…

September 26, 2019

Fairfax County leads the way in embracing innovative methods for transportation

Fairfax County residents are accustomed to embracing technological change. Whether in work, school or play, new innovations are readily embraced and ideas enthusiastically implemented. With that in mind, this week's E-bird Extra highlights two advancements…

September 24, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for September 24, 2019

Hot off the presses: The third quarter 2019 edition of the Fairfax Leader is now available for download. Read about the new regional NOVA EDA alliance; learn about recent notable company expansions and jobs announcements;…

September 17, 2019

Beanstalk — a different kind of farm in Fairfax County

It doesn’t much look like a farm, at least in the traditional sense. But that’s kind of the point. Beanstalk, wedged into a 3,000-square-foot industrial space near Interstate 95 and the Fairfax County Parkway in…

Events

2019 Construction Expo and Career Fair

Date: October 19

Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Job Fair attendees will have the chance to meet with approximately 20 industry-related recruiters to explore career opportunities. Simultaneously, these companies will be able to speak to some of the best and brightest talents from our area. This is also a great opportunity to meet, network and win business like nowhere else.

Decision 2019 – Candidate Forum

Date: October 19

Time: 2:30pm to 5:00pm

This event will be an opportunity to learn from the House of Delegates, State Senate and County Boards candidates across Northern Virginia on how they vision to build the economy and improve opportunities for minority-owned businesses.

Quickbooks I for PC’s and Accounting Fundamentals

Date: October 22

Time: 5:45pm to 9:00pm

In this three day workshop, you will learn how individual transactions can impact your company's financial perspective on a daily basis. At the end of this course, you will be able to maintain and understand the financial operations of your company.

Defense in Depth 5G event: The intersection of IoT, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity

Date: October 23

Time: 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Please join The Cyber Social Club, NeoSystems Clearforce, Deltek and Equifax on October 23rd for a networking reception, panel and fireside chat like no other!

NVTC Analytics Solvathon

Date: October 24

Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Join the Advanced Analytics & Digital Transformation Committee for their half competition, half conference event that focuses on using analytics to solve the customers greatest aspirations or challenges. 

Fairfax County Strategic Plan Business Engagement Session

Date: October 24

Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

Community Business Partnership is partnering with Fairfax County to invite you to a special engagement session dedicated to the business community to further the conversation on Fairfax County's countywide strategic plan.