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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11 FORTUNE

500 COMPANIES

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 like the CIA.

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152,000+

KNOWLEDGE-BASED WORKERS

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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10TH LOWEST

STATE CORPORATE TAX RATE

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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30+ COLLEGES

AND UNIVERSITIES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

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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OF THE TOP 500 GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FIRMS

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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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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

June 4, 2020

Northern Virginia companies fighting COVID-19 top $900m in contracts

For decades, companies in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia have provided goods and services to federal agencies. Proximity to the world’s biggest consumer of just about anything has been one reason this region has had…

June 2, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for June 2, 2020

Please take our survey: Did your business apply for a federal or local grant or loan program because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you planning to return employees to work in stages? What safety protocols…

May 28, 2020

Microsoft expansion burnishes diverse tech ecosystem in Northern Virginia; businesses going to Phase 1 of recovery

When Gov. Ralph Northam revealed yesterday that Microsoft Corp. will invest $64 million and create 1,500 jobs as it establishes a new software development and R&D regional hub in Reston, it was just the latest…

May 27, 2020

Fairfax County clicks with Microsoft: company to create 1,500 new jobs, invest $64 million to establish software development and regional R&D hub

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions, will invest $64 million to establish a new software development and R&D regional hub in Fairfax County,…

May 26, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for May 26, 2020

Yes, businesses are being created now! Register to attend the next Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County workshop on June 2. This online session will provide an overview of start-up basics including county…

May 21, 2020

Fairfax County celebrates public works employees with 1,400 meals from local businesses

Fairfax County, Virginia, May 21, 2020 – On Wednesday, May 20, Fairfax County officials and 18 local food vendors came together to serve 1,400 meals to public workers across 19 sites throughout the county in…

May 21, 2020

County fetes public works employees with 1,400 meals from from local vendors; Fairfax County EDA to present May 28 virtual career fair for college grads

Fairfax County officials and 18 local food vendors came together yesterday to serve 1,400 meals to public workers across 19 sites throughout the county in appreciation of their service as frontline essential workers during COVID-19.…

May 20, 2020

Fairfax County EDA to present May 28 virtual career fair to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies hiring amid pandemic

Fairfax County, Virginia, May 20, 2020 – As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is actively connecting jobseekers with hiring companies in Northern Virginia by presenting virtual career…

May 19, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for May 19, 2020

Stay sharp: Join us for two online events this week: "Back to Business: Resilience, Recovery and Moving Forward," a May 20 online conference presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA); and "Keeping My…

May 18, 2020

Fairfax County is home to 11 Fortune 500 headquarters for first time; SAIC is newest local entry onto renowned list

For the first time, 11 Fairfax County-based companies in a broad range of industries hold spots on the Fortune 500 list of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States. Fortune magazine published the…

Events

Northern Virginia Transportation – How our Commute will Change

Date: June 8

Time: 2:00pm to 3:15pm

These unprecedented times are threatening the funding needed to keep these and other similar projects moving forward. Further, how will the demands associated with our rush hour change in the short term and long term and what facilities will be best suited to meet those needs.

Gender Equality Award

Date: June 8

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dr. Suzanne Nixon invites you to hear Jan Molino introduce the new Gender Equality Award for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. This award was created to recognize the achievements of women who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing gender equality and diversity in the workplace or business. 

1 Million Cups – Fairfax County

Date: June 10

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

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!…

Registering Your Business (Webinar)

Date: June 11

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Led by an Attorney - Registering Your Business walks you through forms that are needed, 'links' to downloads and outlines how to follow through on all processes of becoming a legal business entity. This two hour seminar guides you through the process of legal entity forms, and federal and state tax registrations as our instructor explains the benefits and drawbacks of choosing from the many business start-up options.

Impact AI Summit

Date: June 15

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Impact AI summit will feature unique insights from distinguished keynote speakers and panelists. The Impact AI Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for NVTC members and the entire regional technology community.

The New Normal: How Retail is Adapting in a Post-COVID World

Date: June 16

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

With lockdowns and social distancing, the retail sector has suffered acutely in the COVID-19 economy. Prominent brands are closing locations across the country and small retailers and restaurants debate whether they will reopen. How can we keep retail healthy during this pandemic, and after? Join us on June 16 for a panel discussion with industry leaders as they explore what commercial property owners and retailers are doing to adapt to the crisis and plan for the post-coronavirus world.