Uniting the East and the West through Tech and Innovation

Korean companies will find the chance to shine in Fairfax County.

This hub of technology and innovation on the United States’ East Coast provides an affordable yet strategic alternative to competitors.

More than 60 Korean companies are part of the dynamic and diverse business community — second only to the U.K. Wise business leaders are already taking advantage of the highly skilled workforce in Fairfax County, one of the safest regions of its size and population. A sizable Korean population also makes it an attractive choice for companies looking to relocate workers and settle in the U.S.

It offers a time zone that makes working globally more efficient. Nearly one-third of the county’s population is international and diversity and inclusion in the workplace remain a top priority here.

Fairfax County links to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, which serves more than 50 international destinations, including Incheon International Airport in South Korea. It’s located just outside Washington, D.C., offering a central location that’s within easy commuting distance to most major U.S. cities.

The region specializes heavily in information technology, financial services and health sciences, among others. 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 Northrop Grumman.

It boasts a strength in government and defense technology, but Fairfax County’s diverse ecosystem is evident in cybersecurity and communications also found in the region. Multiple Korean companies have already selected Fairfax County as their U.S. home of choice. Korea Business Development Center, Samsung and Hanwha are examples of Asian companies with a major presence in Fairfax County.

The FCEDA has maintained an office in South Korea since 2004 and serves as a go-to resource for companies interested in expanding into the U.S. market. The FCEDA’s office in Seoul also serves other Pacific Rim countries.

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Charles Kim

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