113 Fairfax County-based firms – and 199 in Northern Virginia region – make 2020 Inc. 5000 list

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia companies dominate the annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately-owned companies. This year, Fairfax County is home to 113 firms, while the Northern Virginia region is home to 199 companies on the list.

Fairfax County accounts for 57 percent of the listed companies in Northern Virginia and 40 percent of all Virginia companies on the Inc. 5000 list.

Statewide, the 280 Virginia companies on the Inc. 5000 list had a median growth rate of 165 percent and brought in $13.9 billion in total revenue, with 22,053 employees, according to the media outlet.

“Having 199 companies on the Inc. 5000 from Northern Virginia – and more than half of them in Fairfax County – spotlights the strength of the economy here and the assets that this region has for startup and growth companies in many sectors, and that is especially important at a time like this with so many stresses on businesses and the economy,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA. “We congratulate these companies for their achievement, and we stand ready to support their continued growth.”

Seven Fairfax County companies are in the top 500 of the list: Urgently, Saliense Consulting, B3 Group, JDSAT, SmartEdge IT, Numero Data and

Herndon-headquartered B3 Group, which was ranked no. 303, is a service-disabled veteran-owned health IT and management consulting firm that provides technology support services to the federal government and private-sector customers.

“We are proud to be recognized by Inc. for achieving and maintaining our growth strategy,” said Dwight Hunt, CEO and president of B3 Group. “Over the past four years of being included, we have doubled our growth but not just in dollars – in people, processes, technology as well.”

“We are excited about the rapid growth we have achieved over the past four years. We have cultivated some great relationships and attracted a stable employee base both in Herndon and around the country,” Hunt said.

Here are the Fairfax County–based companies that rank in the top 500 on the Inc. 5000 list (in order of ranking followed by growth percentage):

Rank Company Growth Industry Location
221 Urgently 1971% Logistics & Transportation Tysons
225 Saliense Consulting 1956% Government Services Tysons
303 B3 Group 1490% Government Services Herndon
328 JDSAT 1385% Business Products & Services Tysons
356 SmartEdge IT 1270% Software Herndon
368 Numero Data 1236% Software Herndon
456 1001% Government Services Tysons


The following companies based in the rest of Northern Virginia landed in the top 500:

Rank Company Growth Industry Location
93 Gravy Analytics 3623% Software Sterling
146 Broadleaf 2583% Government Services Manassas
150 SNA International 2544% Government Services Alexandria
155 Lateetud 2503% IT System Development Ashburn
189 Capital Telecom Services 2198% Telecommunications Sterling
216 Core One Solutions 2009% Government Services Sterling
274 Invictus International Consulting 1629% Government Services Alexandria
318 The Building People 1434% Real Estate Leesburg
333 Royce Geospatial Consultants 1369% Government Services Arlington
358 Objective Area Solutions 1259% Business Products & Services Arlington
381 SECURE PLANET INC 1201% Government Services Arlington
390 Aptive Resources 1189% Business Products & Services Alexandria
408 Pathfinder Consultants 1127% IT Management Sterling
428 Capitol Bridge 1069% Government Services Arlington
455 Teksky 1004% IT System Development Sterling
471 DivvyCloud 970% Security Arlington


The top 500 companies will be featured in the September issue of Inc.

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million, according to Inc. The complete Inc. 5000 can be found at

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

August 18, 2020

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