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

March 31, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for March 31, 2020

Economic impact: How the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will affect the Washington, D.C.-area economy is the focus of an live webinar this Thursday morning, April 2, to be presented by the Northern Virginia Economic Development…

March 31, 2020

Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on Washington-area economy is focus of April 2 webinar presented by NOVA EDA and chamber partners

Fairfax County, Virginia — How the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will affect the Washington, D.C.-area economy is the focus of an April 2 live webinar to be presented by the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA…

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus response updates: Fairfax County tax deadlines extended

Conducting business operations during the coronavirus pandemic situation and planning for the aftermath presents numerous challenges. The FCEDA is working to assist businesses with access to critical resources and information during this emergency. Visit the…

March 24, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for March 24, 2020

Job number one for small businesses: Small businesses throughout Virginia affected by the coronavirus emergency can apply for a low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program will provide small…

March 23, 2020

Fairfax County EDA joins in regional webinar to help businesses cope with COVID-19 impacts

Fairfax County, Virginia  – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will be one of several organizations presenting during a webinar today to help Fairfax County and Northern Virginia businesses cope with the impacts of…

March 19, 2020

Need-to-know resources for Fairfax County businesses during COVID-19 emergency

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia have one of the strongest local economies in the nation, but the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency is creating hardships and challenges for many in the community, including businesses.…

March 17, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for March 17, 2020

Be prepared: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is continuing its free webinar series focused on business continuity planning to provide the business community with the most up-to-date best practices and insights on managing your…

March 11, 2020

George Mason University updates: Cyber Security Engineering Department established; School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution to change name

Department of Cyber Security Engineering launched at Mason  George Mason University, based in Fairfax, Va., established a new Department of Cyber Security Engineering within its Volgenau School of Engineering. Recently approved by state authorities, the…

March 10, 2020

Coronavirus resources in the Washington, D.C. region

With positive cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) now confirmed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C., it is advisable to prepare for how a widespread outbreak might impact a company’s business operations and workforce. “Preparation is…

March 10, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for March 10, 2020

Perseverance praised: NASA’s next Mars rover has a new name thanks to a Fairfax County Public Schools student. Alexander Mather, a 13-year-old student at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, submitted the winning name: “Perseverance”…

Events

Webinar: Learn the CARES Act Impacts Your Business

Date: April 1

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Chamber member Cherry Bekaert on Wednesday at 3:00pm for a webinar to discuss how your organization can access the new funding and programs offered by the federal government following passage of the latest economic stimulus package. Hear about the new Paycheck Protection Program loans and the new funding for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and how those programs tie into the payroll tax deferral opportunities and employee retention pay credit.

Reston Tech Talks #10

Date: April 1

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.

Webinar: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Washington Region’s Economy

Date: April 2

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

The session will cover the industries most heavily affected by the pandemic, the anticipated impact of the crisis on economic output, and factors to consider on the recovery side.

Board of Supervisors Annual Breakfast

Date: April 3

Time: 7:30am to 10:00am

Leadership Fairfax is proud to present this popular event, bringing together Fairfax County and regional leaders for a conversation with the Board of Supervisors on the state of the county.

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

Date: April 7

Time: 7:30am to 10:30am

Since 2003 the FCEDA has held a free monthly* workshop for individuals interested in starting a business in Fairfax County. Held in partnership with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), U.S.…

2020 NVTC Virginia Data Center Leadership Awards

Date: April 21

Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The NVTC Virginia Data Center Awards will offer the statewide business community and public sector leaders the opportunity to join together in celebrating the enormous growth and contributions of Virginia's data center industry.