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

December 12, 2019

Chairman Bulova reflects on her career — and the evolution of Fairfax County

Sharon Bulova wraps up 31 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this month. She was first elected in 1987 as the Annandale District (now called the Braddock District) supervisor, and was first elected…

December 10, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for December 10, 2019

Center of attention: Foulger-Pratt, in partnership with USAA Real Estate, will begin construction on Tysons Central, a 25-story, 384,000-square foot office building near the Greensboro Metro Station. The building, which could open in 2021, will…

December 9, 2019

Alex Iams, Northern Virginia economic development professional, to be executive vice president at FCEDA

Fairfax County, Virginia—Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) President and CEO Victor Hoskins announced today that he has selected Alex Iams, a longtime economic development professional in Northern Virginia, to be executive vice president at…

December 5, 2019

Fairfax County celebrates “First 100” employers as best workplaces for commuters

This week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized a record number of 17 employers who have taken steps to become a Best Workplace for Commuters in 2019. The addition of these new employers strengthens…

December 3, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for December 3, 2019

Steering to success: Reston-based Active Navigation announced it closed on a $11 million Series A funding round led by venture capital firm Mobeus. Technical.ly DC reports that the company, which develops file-analysis software, will use…

November 26, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for November 26, 2019

Flying high: Israel Aerospace Industries announced it is expanding its North American headquarters operation, creating more than 50 job at its new base in the Herndon area. Local DVM reports that this expansion allows IAI…

November 20, 2019

With HQ2 to the north and Fort Belvoir to the south, opportunities steering toward Richmond Highway

With megaprojects transforming the Silver Line corridor between Tysons and Dulles Airport, one could be forgiven for overlooking the economic strengths of the rest of Fairfax County. The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and the…

November 20, 2019

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. to expand headquarters at new Fairfax County location, add more than 50 jobs to county economy

Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company, will expand its North American headquarters operation at a new location in Fairfax County. The project will create…

November 19, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for November 19, 2019

In the public interest: Reston-based Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit corporation that operates the .org Internet domain, announced the domain will be sold to private equity firm Ethos Capital. The Washington Business Journal said the…

November 14, 2019

Dream machines: autonomous technology revving up in Fairfax County

At the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Autonomous Technology Summit last week, experts across sectors gathered to share ideas and discuss the opportunities, challenges and impacts of autonomous technology. Virginia, and Northern Virginia in particular, are…

Events

CONNECTpreneur Holiday Networking & Pitch Extravaganza

Date: December 16

Time: 4:30pm to 8:30pm

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur HOLIDAY Networking & Pitch Extravaganza promises to be the best business networking event of the Season.

2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Date: December 19

Time: 11:30am to 3:00pm

Please join NAIOP Northern Virginia for our Annual Meeting and Luncheon. They will cap off what has been a successful and exciting year for the commercial real estate industry.

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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 Economic Outlook

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 7:30am to 10:00am

Dr. Terry Clower, Director of Regional Analysis at George Mason University will provide a forecast of the latest economic trends in Fairfax County, the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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.…

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

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.…