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

February 14, 2020

Fairfax County EDA worked in 2019 with 131 firms adding more than 10,000 jobs to the local economy

Fairfax County, Virginia — In 2019, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 131 businesses that announced the addition of 10,057 jobs to the Fairfax County economy. Companies that made large job creation…

February 13, 2020

Northern Virginia leads the world in the data center market

Northern Virginia is by far the largest data center market in the world, according to a new Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) report titled “The Impact of Data Centers on the State and Local Economies…

February 11, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for February 11, 2020

Post-ing partnerships: The FCEDA is leading an ambitious program for Northern Virginia to market itself to educated, tech-oriented millennials and Gen Zers, with the goal of  luring a larger share of talent to settle in…

February 6, 2020

Talent attraction and retention a key theme at Northern Virginia Chamber conference; Fairfax County EDA hosts Israeli defense and technology delegation

While key economic indicators for Northern Virginia, such as a low unemployment rate and solid job growth, are strong, competition is intense to attract and retain workers to fill the projected future surge of tech…

February 5, 2020

Fairfax County EDA hosts Israeli defense and technology delegation

Fairfax County, Virginia, February 5, 2020 – With the focus on fostering potential technology collaboration opportunities between Israeli defense manufacturing companies and U.S. companies, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) presented…

February 4, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for February 4, 2020

More jobs secured: Expel, a fast-growing managed-security provider, will invest $1.4 million to expand its operation in the Town of Herndon in Fairfax County. The company will increase its headquarters located at 12950 Worldgate Drive…

January 29, 2020

Dulles Airport expanding non-stop service to U.S. and international destinations in 2020

Since its opening in 1962, Washington Dulles International Airport has linked Fairfax County and the entire national capital region with the world. It is a huge driver for the area economy, and a primary reason…

January 28, 2020

Cyber firm Expel to invest $1.4 million to expand in Town of Herndon in Fairfax County, create 164 new jobs

Fairfax County, Virginia – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that Expel, Inc., a fast-growing managed-security provider, will invest $1.4 million to expand its operation in the Town of Herndon in Fairfax County. The company will…

January 28, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird for January 28, 2020

New jobs: Macedon Technologies will expand its corporate headquarters in Reston, investing $1.65 million and creating an expected 147 jobs. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure…

January 24, 2020

FCEDA staff member contributes to industry-federal government collaboration on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Playbook

January 24, 2020 - Tysons, VA.  – As part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group for the Fairfax County-based American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), John Gustavo Blair, Emerging Technologies Business…

Events

ABC’s de Cómo Empezar un Negocio en Español

Date: February 18

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

NVTC Foundation CXO Auction

Date: February 19

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The NVTC Foundation CXO Auction is an exciting event during which regional and industry C-level executives will be auctioned off to raise money for NVTC's Veterans Employment Initiative, which provides tools and resources to match Veterans with employment opportunities in Virginia's technology community.

GovCon Series: A Small Business Forum for Compliance

Date: February 20

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

Please join the GovCon Council of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to hear from a diverse panel of experts from the GovCon community as they discuss the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

FedBiz Forum

Date: February 20

Time: 8:00am to 10:30am

Join the Washington Business Journal and some of the top minds in federal contracting as we meet for networking and discussions of some of the industrys hot topics going into 2020.

Committee for Dulles February Luncheon

Date: February 20

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join the Committee for Dulles for a Regional Economic discussion with Fairfax County Economic Development Authority President and CEO Victor Hoskins, Executive Director for Economic Development for Loudoun County, Buddy Rizer and Executive Director, Business and Economic Development for Prince William County Christina Winn.

CONNEXT

Date: February 26

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

CONNEXT is a program of NVFS that brings together leaders to engage their networks, grow their knowledge, and transform our community together for the better.