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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8,800

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 development 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

June 25, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 25, 2019

Now hear this: The Northern Virginia Technology Council, in conjunction with the Greater Washington Partnership, is seeking employer input to help identify and define opportunities for entry-level IT workers that do not have a four-year degree.…

June 20, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 20, 2019

Shuttle, cocked: With a $250,000 grant from the state government, Fairfax County and Dominion Energy are closer to partnering on an autonomous electric shuttle pilot for the Merrifield area. WTOP's Max Smith has more on the low-speed shuttle…

June 19, 2019

FCEDA presents international business audience with reasons to consider a Fairfax County location

For the second consecutive year, the FCEDA waved the Fairfax County flag at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States. The FCEDA wrapped up its…

June 18, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 18, 2019

Hot off the press: The latest edition of the Fairfax Leader is available on the FCEDA web site. Check out this recap of major business-related events from the second quarter of 2019, the largest commercial…

June 13, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 13, 2019

Follow the leaders: Washington Technology is out with its ranking of the 100 largest government contractors in the federal market, and Fairfax County companies dominate the list. Twenty-nine are headquartered here, including six of the…

June 12, 2019

From Fairfax County, Vricon is helping government and private firms map out success in 3D

Whether it's assessing the landscape for military operations, making optimum decisions in the world of business or offering regional planners the chance to envision ideal development for urban or suburban growth, Vricon's intent is to…

June 11, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 11, 2019

Zooming in for intelligence: Logi Analytics, a Tysons-based developer of an analytics platform focused on embedding analytics in commercial and enterprise apps, acquired Zoomdata of Reston. Zoomdata created an analytics platform for big data and live streaming data…

June 6, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 6, 2019

Now hear this: The FCEDA's web site offers a wealth of information on subjects ranging from county demographics and key industries to real estate and education. Among recently update information is our Capital Investment Fact Sheet.…

June 5, 2019

Innovation in Fairfax County: Vricon

Vricon Vice President Isaac Zaworski discusses his company’s innovative 3D mapping and software as well as the benefits of its Tysons location

June 5, 2019

Thirty Fairfax County companies recognized among 2019 “Best Places to Work” in regional survey

What constitutes a great place to work? In compiling its recently published 2019 Best Places to Work list, the Washington Business Journal honed in on four primary attributes: benefits (including salary, healthcare and leave), perks,…

Events

Wheels Up! The Canadian Market Awaits

Date: June 26

Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Meet and engage with experts to learn why the Dulles Region and Canada make a great match.

Annual Meeting and Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE) Luncheon

Date: June 27

Time: 11:30am to 2:00pm

Attend to hear keynote speaker, Rich Ashooh, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration share his thoughts on trade in the US given President Trump’s recent decisions and what he thinks the landscape will look like for US companies going forward.

Including Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Life

Date: June 29

Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Come learn about employment opportunities, social clubs and organizations, inclusive housing initiatives and more at the first ever Disability Inclusion Conference hosted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Arc of Northern Virginia.

Creating a Strong Credit Profile (Personal & Business)

Date: July 11

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

This workshop will cover the fundamentals and strategies for building a strong credit profile and improving access to credit.

Modern Consultative Selling Skills: Strategies for Growing New Customer Acquisition

Date: July 12

Time: 7:15am to 10:15am

Join the Institute for Excellence in Sales for a highly-interactive session where trainer extraordinaire Kim Dean will guide you through a modern process to accelerate your selling process to new and existing customers.

Introduction to Business Planning

Date: July 12

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

This training session is designed to give you an overview of the make-up of a plan you can use.