The power of success

Fortune 500s thrive here. So do startups, minority-owned firms and international businesses thanks to our technology expertise, wealth of talent 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

Fairfax County in 60 SECONDS

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

May 22, 2019

Fairfax County once again leads the fast-growing Fantastic 50, and company execs explain why

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, a compilation of fast-growing companies in the Commonwealth, again highlighted the fact that Fairfax County is a great place for young companies to take root, blossom and branch out.…

May 21, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Fortunate location: Fairfax County is home to 10 firms on the Fortune 500 for the first time since 2014. Freddie Mac (40), General Dynamics (92) and Capital One (98) all rank in the top 100. DXC…

May 21, 2019

Fairfax County’s 10 Fortune 500 headquarters: the facts beyond the numbers

Fairfax County, Virginia – Fairfax County again has 10 Fortune 500 headquarters, up one from last year. The companies, representing a wide variety of industry sectors, highlight the fact that Fairfax County is the hub…

May 20, 2019

On board with new United air service between Dulles and Tel Aviv, FCEDA planning busy week in Israel

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s Israel team has a busy week ahead with major events scheduled in both Virginia and Israel. On Wednesday, May 22, the FCEDA will attend ceremonies to celebrate the kickoff…

May 16, 2019

Fairfax County again is home to 10 Fortune 500 headquarters

Fairfax County, Virginia – For the first time in five years, 10 Fairfax County-based companies in a broad range of industries hold spots on the Fortune 500 list of the largest publicly traded companies in…

May 16, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for May 16, 2019

Take a gander: In case you haven't noticed, the FCEDA has launched a newly enhanced and streamlined website that conveys the success and assets of Fairfax County to the business community and those who are…

May 16, 2019

FCEDA unveils a brighter, bolder, easier-to-use website

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has unveiled a newly redesigned and streamlined website. The brighter, bolder site marks the culmination of an effort between the FCEDA and Atlas Integrated, an economic development consultancy…

May 15, 2019

Video: Financial expert Ric Edelman explains why Fairfax County is a great place to grow a business

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority had the opportunity to speak with Ric Edelman about changing trends, traps business owners encounter in financial planning, and why Fairfax County is still the ideal place to grow…

May 15, 2019

Financial planner, author Ric Edelman focuses on opportunity at FCEDA workshop for small business

Last week, in celebration of National Small Business Week, the FCEDA hosted a half-day workshop, Build It With #FairfaxEDA, which featured small-business experts to inform and encourage those with -- or planning to start --…

May 15, 2019

Build It With #FairfaxEDA event salutes and advises small businesses of opportunities for growth and success

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) celebrated National Small Business Week by hosting a half-day workshop, featuring award-winning financial planner Ric Edelman as the keynote speaker. The FCEDA designed the May 8 event, Build…

Events

Corporate Sponsorship for Non-Profits

Date: May 23

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Join the Tysons Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with the national leader of KPMG's Corporate Citizen Sector to hear about the motivating factors for a commercial company to align with and support charities and foundations.

High Performance Office: Efficient + Healthy = Productive

Date: May 23

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join the George Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship on a case study tour of the offices of DPR Construction in Reston, Virginia – an award-winning office space and living laboratory for the design and construction of office spaces of the future.

Quickbooks I

Date: May 23

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Introduction to QuickBooks I for PC's and Accounting Fundamentals.

Registering Your Business

Date: May 29

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Registering Your Business walks you through forms that are needed, 'links' to downloads and outlines to follow on all processes of becoming a legal business entity.

TiE DC Startup Workshop – Scaling & Growing Ventures

Date: June 1

Time: 8:30am to 3:15pm

Government contracting leaders discuss ways to achieve goals and opportunities for founders and CEOs of 8(a), woman-owned, HUBZones and veteran-owned businesses.

ABC’s of Starting a Business

Date: June 3

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

In this workshop you will learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur; licensing and registration; selecting a legal business entity; marketing; where to get financing, and the various resources that the Community Business Partnership has to offer.