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2021: Fairfax County EDA worked with 146 businesses adding nearly 9,000 jobs to the local economy

In 2021 the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 146 businesses that announced the addition of 8,973 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.

Companies that made large job-creation announcements included Peraton (Herndon) with 1,200 jobs; Guidehouse (Tysons) with 920 jobs; Qualtrics (Reston) with 400 jobs; Avantus Federal (Tysons) with 302 jobs; Kreative Technologies (Fairfax) with 296 jobs; Alpha Omega Integration (Tysons) with 154 jobs; Riva Solutions (Tysons) with 136 jobs; Appian (Tysons) with 135 jobs;  TekMasters (Chantilly) adding 100 jobs; and StarKist (Reston) adding 83 jobs.

Firms that were new to Fairfax County and created jobs included Guidehouse (Tysons); StarKist (Reston); SpaceLink (Tysons); Golfzon (Chantilly); Siege Technologies (Chantilly); Cloudpermit (Reston); PushNews (Tysons); Similarweb (Reston); D-Fend Solutions (Tysons); First National Bank (Tysons); Capital Investments (Vienna); Armored Fresh (Tysons); Brickyard (Chantilly); and Retreat Hotels & Resorts (Reston).

Of the 146 firms that worked with the FCEDA and announced new jobs, 117 are American companies, including 25 that are minority-, woman- and/or veteran-owned. Twenty-nine of the companies that announced job expansions are based in other countries.

“Despite the ongoing pandemic, business activity continued at a rapid pace in Fairfax County in 2021,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA. “We would be proud to announce almost 9,000 new jobs in any year, but very few communities can claim that kind of job creation during the COVID crisis and few communities can claim the kind of diversity that we have in our business community. We congratulate these companies on their growth, and we stand ready to assist even more companies and entrepreneurs in 2022 with the business-development and talent-development services that they need to thrive here.”

Below is a list of selected companies that announced job creation in Fairfax County during 2021.

Company Industry Location Jobs
22nd Century Technologies Information Technology Tysons  65
3D Herndon Manufacturing Herndon 2
Alpha Omega Integration Information Technology Tysons 154
Amdocs (Israel) Information Technology Herndon  30
AMPCUS Information Technology Chantilly  15
Ampcus Cyber Cybersecurity Chantilly 2
Appian Information Technology Tysons 135
Armored Fresh (Korea) * Agriculture/Agro Tech/Food Tech Tysons 1
Avantus Federal Information Technology Tysons 302
BloomCatch Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Centreville 5
Brickyard Cowork * Real Estate Chantilly 1
Brookfield Residential Properties (Canada) Real Estate Fairfax 3
Capital Investments * Real Estate Vienna 2
Cellebrite USA (Israel) Information Technology Tysons 19
Chartis Federal Software Tysons                        21
Cloudpermit (Finland) * Information Technology Reston 10
Datastrong Information Technology Fairfax                        19
D-Fend Solutions (Israel) * Aerospace/Defense Tysons 8
eKuber Ventures Information Technology Tysons 10
Enterprise e-support Information Technology Springfield 2
ESB Advertising Marketing / PR Falls Church 7
First National Bank * Financial Services/Banking Tysons 3
FM Studios (Fanelli McClain) Architecture/Engineering/Landscape Fairfax 1
Food For Others Non-Profit Fairfax 4
Forescout Technologies – Government Group (Israel) Cybersecurity Tysons 8
Global Guardian Security Tysons 19
Golfzon (Korea) * Electronics Chantilly 28
Government Scientific Source Bio/Health Sciences/Healthcare Reston 16
Guidehouse * Consulting Tysons 920
Harmonia Holdings Group Information Technology Tysons 15
Hawkeye360 Telecommunications Herndon 32
IDEMIA (France) Cybersecurity Reston                        34
Intrepid Solutions and Services Information Technology Herndon 20
iPower Information Technology Reston 6
IT Concepts Information Technology Tysons 19
Kreative Technologies Information Technology Fairfax 296
Merlin Cyber Cybersecurity Tysons 14
NetImpact Strategies Information Technology Falls Church 62
Northland Controls Security Reston 4
Peraton Information Technology Herndon 1,200
ProposalHelper Consulting Herndon 5
PublicRelay Media and Communications Tysons 3
PushNews (Korea) * Digital Media Tysons 10
Qualtrics Digital Media Reston 400
Retreat Hotels & Resorts * Hospitality Reston 1
RIVA Solutions Information Technology Tysons 136
Sahouri Insurance Insurance Tysons 9
SecureTech360 Information Technology Springfield 10
Senseware Software Tysons 2
Settle Down Easy Brewery Agriculture/Agro Tech/Food Tech Oakton 7
Siege Technologies * Cybersecurity Chantilly 18
Signet EV (Korea) Transportation and Logistics Chantilly 2
Similarweb (Israel) * Digital Media Reston 10
Skyline Software Systems (Israel) Software Herndon 8
SoBran Biotechnology Falls Church 10
SpaceLink (Australia) * Aerospace/Defense Tysons 51
Spin Systems Management Services Falls Church 21
StarKist (Korea) * Manufacturing Reston 83
TechnoMile Information Technology Tysons 18
TekMasters Information Technology Chantilly 100
TriSept Corporation Information Technology Chantilly 7

* Companies new to the county

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best locations for business and talent. 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.

The FCEDA created the Work in Northern Virginia talent initiative to build the workforce that businesses need to thrive here. 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 FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube. Follow Work in Northern Virginia on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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.

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