Guidehouse chooses Fairfax County for global HQ

Guidehouse, a leading consultancy and solutions provider to the public and commercial sectors, will invest $12.7 million to establish a global headquarters in Fairfax County. The company will create more than 900 new jobs as it builds out its headquarters in Tysons.

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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 such as 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


June 17, 2021

Capital One Center performance hall, sky park to open in Tysons this year

In 2010, Fairfax County supervisors approved a vision for what was billed as the largest redevelopment plan in the United States: transforming Tysons into a walkable, green, 24-hour urban center by 2050. Since then the…

June 15, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for June 15, 2021: StarKist, Relay shuttle, NextNav, Presidio, Pangiam

Charlie the Tuna swims into Fairfax County: StarKist is moving its corporate and administrative headquarters from Pittsburgh to Fairfax County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced. The seafood and chicken company, a subsidiary of Dongwon Industries Co.,…

June 10, 2021

Fairfax County lands StarKist headquarters; company will create 83 new jobs at new base in Reston

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that StarKist Co., a food company that provides trusted, healthy, shelf-stable seafood and chicken in the United States, will invest $3.6 million to relocate its corporate and administrative headquarters operations…

June 10, 2021

PIVOT grant program targets Fairfax County businesses, nonprofits hit hardest by COVID-19

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this week created a new grant program to support businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Called “PIVOT,” the program will provide grants to local businesses in the hotel, food…

June 8, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for June 8, 2021: Fortune 500 (and Fortune 1000) HQs, CACI, Connected DMV

Topping the charts: We are proud to congratulate the 11 Fairfax County-based companies that made Fortune magazine’s 67th annual Fortune 500 list: no. 47: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., aka Freddie Mac (Tysons); no. 84:…

June 3, 2021

‘Creating an Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem’ webinar set for June 10; MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor to headline at Parallel Summit + more events

At 1 p.m. June 10, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI), is presenting “Creating an Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem in Virginia,” a webinar focused…

June 2, 2021

‘Creating an Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem’ webinar set for June 10

At 1 p.m. June 10, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI), is presenting “Creating an Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem in Virginia,” a webinar focused…

June 1, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for June 1, 2021: Alpine X plans 20+ resorts, TSA HQ open in Springfield

It's all downhill from here: Alpine-X, the McLean-based indoor snow sports company that is planning an indoor ski slope in Lorton, announced its vision for building indoor snow-sports destinations across the United States and North…

May 27, 2021

Innovation, talent and infrastructure: Q&A with Reston-based ScientiaMobile marketing VP Ken Jones

Based in Reston, ScientiaMobile provides accurate mobile device intelligence and image optimization solutions that improve the mobile experience and make web pages load faster. Formed in 2011, ScientiaMobile’s device detection helps drive more than 83…

May 25, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for May 25, 2021: Silver Line tracking, Beanstalk growing

Staying on track: Metro’s Silver Line Phase 2 remains on track to open in the first quarter of 2022, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said. In an update on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project issued…


Federal Certifications for Your Business (SBA)

Date: June 22

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The SBA provides several certification programs to help small businesses win federal contracts. Whether you are a disadvantaged business, women-owned business, service-disabled veteran-owned business or located in a HUBzone, join us to learn which program…

1 Million Cups Webinar

Date: June 23

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Join us Virtually! We want to continue to help business owners grow their business and provide the opportunity each week to give feedback to them on their business challenge. It is like a community mastermind!…

Fed Gov Con – 2021 – DFAR

Date: June 23

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We will uncover each Part of The DEFENSE FEDERAL ACQUISTION REGULATIONS (DFARS). Recordings can be found on our website and YouTube channel with 400+ other federal government contracting webinars. Questions? Contact or 202-365-0598

Drive For Veterans

Date: June 25

Time: 6:30am to 2:30pm

This year, for our 19th annual DATA golf tournament, The Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) has joined ranks with new co-sponsor, the Northern Virginia Veterans Association (NOVA Veterans). DATA is working with NOVA Veterans to address the transportation emergencies that so many of our most vulnerable veterans are facing. In response to that emergency, DATA has partnered with NOVA Veterans to build a program that can provide rides for these veterans in need, to medical and other vital appointments. While this annual tournament raises funds to qualify DATA for state and federal grants on a wide range of community outreach projects, this year a portion of the proceeds will be given to NOVA Veterans to fund their comprehensive support of our vulnerable veterans and their families.

Virtual Small Business Outreach for ECB4 at Ft. Meade, MD

Date: June 29

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Seeking SB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZ, VOSB, SDVOSB's to bid on the East Campus Building 4 at Ft. Meade. About this event Seeking SB, SDB, WOSB, HUBZ, VOSB and SDVOSB businesses to bid on the East…

Registering Your Business (WBC) 6/29/21

Date: June 29

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a legal business entity. This workshop guides you through legal entity forms, and federal, state…