Bringing Indian Innovation to the U.S. Market

Our global economy requires a global presence, and Fairfax County offers Indian businesses just that.

On the United States’ East Coast, this technology hub provides the strategic and affordable choice for companies looking to create a presence in North America.

Nearly 30 Indian companies, including some of the largest names in tech are already part of the dynamic and diverse business community of Fairfax County, Virginia, where they take advantage of the highly skilled workforce. Just west of Washington, D.C., Fairfax County includes Tysons, Reston and Herndon — the famous technology corridor of this metropolitan area.

Along with its eastern time zone, in line with both New York and Toronto, Fairfax County offers direct links to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, which serves more than 50 international destinations, including a direct flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The convenient central location is also within easy reach of most major U.S. cities.

Aside from being more affordable than Silicon Valley, Fairfax County’s quality of life is what really sets it apart from other locations. Its mix of comfort, proximity to big cities and lower costs overall, make it a winner. Fairfax County is diverse, with 31.4 percent of the population from other countries. In terms of inclusivity, women and minorities are more likely to work in tech in Fairfax County than on the West Coast.

Fairfax County’s business community features 11 Fortune 500 headquarters, leading government contractors, a mix of more than 8,700 technology businesses such as Amazon and Google, and global headquarters for outstanding companies such as Hilton, Mars, Airbus and General Dynamics.

Along with its strength in government and defense technology, Fairfax County’s diverse ecosystem is evident in the cluster of cybersecurity, communications, financial and healthcare companies based in the region. Successful Indian companies that have already selected Fairfax County as their home of choice include Tata Communications, Hexaware, HCL and Granules Pharmaceuticals.

The FCEDA has maintained an office in India since 2004 and serves as a go-to resource for companies interested in expanding into the U.S. market.

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

Ashish Mehta

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

Top drivers of business investment and innovation in Fairfax County