Fairfax County: Attracting Israeli Innovators

Israeli innovators have discovered the secret to accessing the North American market.

More than 35 Israeli companies have carved out a presence in Fairfax County since 2004, and with good reason. Fairfax County in Northern Virginia provides strategic access to the right mix of talent and resources that help accelerate Israeli investments in the United States and beyond. Rivaling the cost of operations in Silicon Valley, Boston or New York City, Fairfax County is a smart choice for Israeli companies investing abroad.

Integrating into a dynamic business community continuing to grow just outside the U.S. capital, Israeli companies are realizing the potential in Fairfax County. Its strategic location on the East Coast, along with strong transportation infrastructure, makes it an accessible center of operations. A direct flight service Tel Aviv to Washington, D.C., makes connecting headquarters extremely convenient.

In recent years, Israeli Aerospace and Homeland Security Industries joined Fairfax County, taking advantage of the concentration of government and defense technology. It’s just the latest in an ever-growing list of companies attracted to the region’s highly skilled and educated talent pool. 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.

Fairfax County is also a hub of cybersecurity innovation, and recent moves by companies such as Armis Security, Checkmarx and Forescout are bolstering the profile of places, including Tysons and Reston, alongside the rest of this booming technology corridor. The region boasts more than 540 cybersecurity companies that are building safer digital infrastructures for the future.

Along with its strength in government and defense technology, Fairfax County’s diverse ecosystem holds opportunities for communications, financial, cloud, AI and healthcare companies based in the region. Favorable tax rates that have not risen for nearly 50 years only sweeten the deal. Other Israeli companies like Amdocs, Cellebrite, Cyren, Israel Aerospace Industry, Mellanox, VERINT, Priority Software and Elbit Systems of America have already proven that Fairfax County was the right choice for them.

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

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Yair Ephrati

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 companies driving business investment and innovation in Fairfax County