Creating Opportunities Coast to Coast

The FCEDA has maintained a West Coast U.S. office since 2006 and currently has representatives in both Los Angeles and northern California.

The FCEDA serves as a go-to resource for companies interested in expanding to the Washington, D.C., region.

With tech job creation outpacing San Francisco and Austin, Fairfax County is the tech hub to invest in today. The region offers a highly-skilled workforce alongside outstanding access to the nation’s capital with its defense and aerospace leaders. It’s the gateway to the D.C. area’s technology corridor, where cybersecurity, global communications firms and health tech providers find unparalleled opportunities.

Along with its eastern time zone, Fairfax County offers direct links to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, which serves more than 50 international destinations, and a central location that’s within easy commuting distance to most major U.S. cities. It provides a strategic and affordable base on the East Coast without sacrificing on quality. Its talent pool is not only the second most developed in the nation, but it offers opportunities at a higher rate for women and minorities not yet found in other tech hubs.

Fairfax County’s business community features 11 Fortune 500 headquarters, leading government contractors, a mix of more than 8,700 technology businesses and global headquarters for outstanding companies such as Hilton, Mars and Freddie Mac. It provides fresh opportunities for innovation and collaboration for companies that would like to expand to the East Coast.

Along with its strength in government and defense technology, Fairfax County’s diverse ecosystem is evident in cybersecurity, communications, healthcare companies based in the region. It’s a leader in financial services and home to advisory and consulting services that support them. Fairfax County is also one of the fastest-growing AI hubs due in part to its proximity to so many research universities.

Hilton, Northrop Grumman, and Bechtel are examples of major companies which have moved their world headquarters from California to Fairfax County.

Exploring a new region for office expansion? Let us help.

Molly Watts

Director, West Coast

FairfaxCA@fceda.org
949-616-8754
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Rankings & Facts

25%

of jobs are in the tech sector

62%

of adults hold a bachelor’s or higher education degree

13

of the Forbes “Best Employers for Diversity 2020” call Fairfax County home

49

different countries represented in the region’s employers

#2

top tech market according to CBRE