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 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

July 23, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 23, 2019

Now hear this: Aireon, which is using advanced technology to better track aircraft around the globe, announced Monday that it is adding more than 50 jobs and more than doubling its space in Tysons with…

July 22, 2019

Video: Aireon announces more than 50 new jobs in Fairfax County

https://youtu.be/tkyON7w9ZBU Aireon, an innovative provider of air traffic surveillance systems around the globe, is moving its headquarters within the Tysons area and will increase the square footage of its office space by nearly 150 percent,…

July 22, 2019

For Aireon, proximity to customers and workforce key to headquarters expansion, new jobs in Fairfax County

Fairfax County, Virginia — Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Aireon, LLC, an innovative provider of air traffic surveillance systems around the globe, will make a significant investment to expand its presence in Fairfax County. The…

July 19, 2019

NOVA vice president Steven Partridge brings workforce expertise as newest member of FCEDA Commission

Fairfax County, Virginia  –Steven Partridge, vice president of strategic partnerships and workforce innovation at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), has been appointed to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) Commission. Partridge, who manages the…

July 18, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 18, 2019

Now hear this: The FCEDA's popular Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County, workshop series is set to resume on September 10. A must for anyone with plans to do business in the county, the…

July 17, 2019

Udvar-Hazy Center and county parks are celebrating 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing

It was 50 years ago this Saturday that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon -- and Fairfax County is celebrating. The county is home to the…

July 16, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 16, 2019

Now hear this: Based on his interview with incoming FCEDA president and CEO Victor Hoskins, WTOP's Jeff Clabaugh notes that Amazon will be relying on Fairfax County residents for much of its HQ2 workforce, projected initially at 25,000…

July 11, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 11, 2019

Now hear this: CNBC's proclamation yesterday that Virginia is the best place for America to do business is in large part a reflection of Northern Virginia's ability to attract companies such as Amazon and the 25,000…

July 11, 2019

Video: Victor Hoskins named President and CEO of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

https://youtu.be/r7JWhjpWwn4 Victor Hoskins has been named the new president and chief executive officer for Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Hoskins is currently Director of Economic Development for Arlington County, Virginia, where he helped lead the…

July 10, 2019

FCEDA’s incoming CEO responds to CNBC naming Virginia best state for business

Fairfax County, Virginia – CNBC today recognized Virginia as America’s Top State for Business in 2019. In addition to considering 64 metrics in 10 categories, CNBC recognized Virginia’s ability to attract major businesses, including Amazon’s…

Events

Break Through the Noise! Marketing Strategies to Attract the Right Leads & Get More Clients

Date: July 24

Time: 8:30am to 10:00am

In this workshop, you will be shown the essential components to a Marketing system that will help you stand out and connect with your ideal client.

State of Economic Growth

Date: July 25

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

A discussion focused on our current economy and how Virginia can position itself going forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace regionally, nationally, and globally. 

ABC’s de Cómo Empezar un Negocio en Español

Date: August 1

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

En este Taller nosotros te ayudaremos a entender lo que se necesita para ser un Empresario, licencias y registraciones, seleccionar una entidad legal para negocio, mercadeo, dónde conseguir financiamiento, y cómo nosotros podemos ayudarte en el camino.

Business Relationship Economics: Leveraging Your Single Biggest Asset to Drive Sales Performance and Results

Date: August 2

Time: 7:15am to 10:45am

Join the Institute for Excellence in Sales for this program where you will learn practical, effective, and immediately applicable skills that you can use in your very next sales call or meeting. 

Moving Northern Virginia: Transportation in the Commonwealth

Date: August 7

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine and a panel of transportation professionals and key policy makers for a wide-ranging discussion on how to move our region and the Commonwealth in the years to come.

East Coast VentureCON SummerFest & Expo

Date: August 7

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for a Summer networking event featuring 350 business leaders from all over the Mid-Atlantic.