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

August 22, 2019

A peek at Metro stations under construction along Silver Line’s Phase 2

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority leaders got everyone’s attention earlier this month when they said Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line could open in mid-July 2020. Phase 2 of the Silver Line comprises six stations: Reston…

August 20, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for August 20, 2019

Hot off the presses: Fairfax County is home to 116 companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Our total is 37 percent of the 315 companies on the…

August 20, 2019

Fairfax County has 116 firms on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing firms, more than one-third of D.C.-area total

Fairfax County, Virginia, August 20, 2019 – Whether measured by sheer numbers, revenue or industry sector, Fairfax County is the top location for the fastest-growing businesses in the Washington metropolitan area, as the latest Inc.…

August 15, 2019

“Placemaking” is enhancing Fairfax County’s landscape for companies, employees and residents

The landscape around Fairfax County continues to change, with many of the development projects underway focused on a walkable, urban mix of office, residential and retail spaces close to a Metro station. There is also…

August 13, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for August 13, 2019

Bird’s-eye view: Herndon-based HawkEye 360, which uses formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio-frequency data and data analytics products, announced that it closed on a $70 million Series B financing round led by…

August 8, 2019

First Line Technology designs and makes life-saving innovations from its Fairfax County HQ

Fairfax County isn't known as a manufacturing center. But from its headquarters in Chantilly, First Line Technology designs and manufactures leading-edge disaster-preparedness and emergency-response equipment, including the AmbuBus (an ambulance bus), PhaseCore personal cooling vests…

August 6, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for August 6, 2019

Hi ho Silver, away: The Silver Line from Reston to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County will open on or about July 16, 2020, at least if everything goes according to plan from here on…

August 1, 2019

Getting to know Victor Hoskins and his vision as the next president and CEO of the Fairfax County EDA

When Victor Hoskins was introduced as the next president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, he tossed out some revelations and showed off his trademark enthusiasm for his chosen profession. He told…

July 29, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 30, 2019

The Web expands: Amazon Web Services is expanding its presence in Fairfax County again, leasing an entire 270,000-square foot building on Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon. The South Lake at Dulles Corner location is about…

July 24, 2019

Fairfax County E-Bird for July 25, 2019

Complex deal: QOMPLX, a Reston-based developer of an intelligent-decision platform, raised $78.6 million in its first round of funding and changed its name from Fractal Industries. Reston-based Cannae Holdings and Motive Partners co-led the round,…

Events

Multicultural Chambers Alliance Presents – Beyond #MeToo: Strategies for Preventing & Responding to Harassment

Date: August 29

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Learn about the steps employers should take to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace, and what employers should do if harassment is reported. What kinds of policies should employers have in place? What training…

Beyond #MeToo: Strategies for Preventing & Responding to Harassment

Date: August 29

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Join the Multicultural Chambers Alliance to learn about the steps employers should take to prevent harassment in the workplace, and what employers should do if harassment is reported. The session will explore strategies for creating a respectful workplace.

High Tech Meets Low Tech in Sales – How Artificial Intelligence and the Simple Checklist Will Accelerate the Path to More Revenue Attainment

Date: September 6

Time: 7:15am to 10:15am

Dana Hamerschlag, Chief Product Officer of Miller Heiman Group, will review technological breakthroughs that became mainstream, look at the landscape of AI and sales technology that’s emerging, and then guide attendees through the importance of applying checklists, sales processes and a consistent sales methodology in conjunction with the adoption of AI.

Food for Others Tysons 5k

Date: September 7

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

Join Food for Others to help combat hunger in Northern Virginia, and run the Food for Others 5k and Fun Run.

Uniquely Virginia

Date: September 8

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

A family-friendly festival showcasing many of the products and services created right here in Virginia

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

Date: September 10

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.…