Fairfax County EDA works with 35 companies — from A to Z — adding nearly 3,000 jobs to local economy

Fairfax County, Virginia — In the second quarter of 2019, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with a diverse group of 35 businesses that announced the addition of nearly 3,000 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.

The companies represent a variety of industry sectors and run from A to Z: employment staffing company Aerotek to business process management software firm Zimpatica.

Aerotek, which bases its Fairfax County operations in the Fair Lakes area, announced it would create 413 more jobs in the county. Zimpatica, which is based in the Merrifield area, said it would add 10 jobs to the local economy.

Other notable announcements during the quarter:

  • TekSystems, which specializes in information technology staffing services and bases local operations in the Merrifield area. It is adding 840 jobs.
  • Inova Schar Cancer Institute, which opened in May in Merrifield and is adding 500 jobs.
  • EY, the multinational provider of advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services and is adding 481 jobs based out of the Tysons office.
  • OBXtek, a service-disabled veteran-owned business that provides technical and logistical services to government agencies and is adding 100 jobs based out of the Tysons office.
  • Caboose Brewing Company, which opened Caboose Commons in the Mosaic District of Merrifield and created 95 jobs.
  • Furnace Record Pressing, which manufactures vinyl records in the Alexandria area of the county – one of just a handful of such operations in the nation – and is adding 26 jobs.

Zach Sells, director of business operations (Northern Virginia and Winchester professional and industrial) for Aerotek, said the company continues to expand here because of the proximity to other growing companies and the talent they need.

“We were very intentional in having an established presence in Fairfax County to capitalize on the growing job market here,” said Zach Sells, director of business operations (Northern Virginia professional and industrial) for Aerotek. “In our business, our goal is to connect the market’s best talent with the best companies to work for. In Fairfax County, you find a great deal of both.”

Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA, noted the range of industries represented by the companies that announced expansions during the quarter.

“We want to continue to diversify the economy in order to withstand the next recession,” Hoskins said. “Having companies in everything from IT to life sciences to manufacturing creating thousands of jobs will help us attract and retain a broad range of talent and continue to strengthen our economic base.”

Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the- art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 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 Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Below is a list of companies the FCEDA worked with in April, May and June of 2019 that made growth announcements and are adding 2,995 jobs to the county economy.

Company Name Type of Business Location Jobs
Aerotek Employment placement services Fairfax 413
Alpha Omega Integration, LLC Information technology Tysons 99
Architecture, Inc. Architecture Reston 8
Aryia Technologies Cybersecurity Tysons 2
Association Resource Group, Inc. Consulting Tysons 3
Aston Carter Financial services Fairfax 78
Avenue Wealth, LLC Financial services Tysons 5
benel Solutions Information technology Tysons 4
Caboose Brewing Company Manufacturing Merrifield 95
Comfort Solutions, Inc. Utilities Lorton 3
CTAC Cloud/virtualization Merrifield 12
Darwin Apps Software Reston 1
DNS Made Easy Telecommunications Reston 5
Expel, Inc. Cybersecurity Herndon 60
EY Professional services Tysons 481
FDM Group Consulting Reston 117
Furnace Record Pressing Manufacturing Alexandria 26
GoCanvas Software Reston 55
Hitachi Vantara Information technology Reston 14
Honey Do Today, LLC Outsourcing services Annandale 4
Inland Technologies International Limited Environmental services Centreville 0
Inova Schar Cancer Institute Healthcare Merrifield 500
Knight Point Systems, LLC Information technology Reston 2
NASK Incorporated Information technology Fairfax 8
OBXtek, Inc. Information technology Tysons 100
Office Evolution Other Herndon 2
Outcomes Incorporated Consulting Chantilly 2 Information technology Reston 3
RS&H, Inc. Architecture/engineering Merrifield 3
ServiceSource Employment placement services Lorton 25
TEKsystems, Inc. Information technology placement services Merrifield 840
Telxius Telecommunications McLean 4
The Monitoring Association Non-profit Tysons 1
Verato Cloud Tysons 10
Zimpatica Software Merrifield 10