Here, ideas ignite – and industries emerge
Cybersecurity. Aerospace. Data analytics. These are just three of the many industries that consider Fairfax County a hotspot – a place where great minds come together to rethink, rework and reshape the way we live. Here, technology has been a driving force to economic expansion. We’re currently home to 8,800 technology firms, ranging from high-profile, publicly held companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Knowledge-based enterprises directly employ more than 149,000 people in Fairfax County. All thrive, thanks to easy access to business, consumer and federal customer markets.
Professional, scientific and technical services account for 28 percent of employment in the county (four times the national average). Other industries rely on Fairfax County’s large pool of executive, management and financial workers. And it is a young workforce: One-third of the county’s professional and technical jobs are held by young adults ages 19 to 34.
Ten Fortune 500 firms are headquartered here: Beacon Roofing Supply, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, DXC Technology, Freddie Mac, General Dynamics, Hilton, Leidos, Northrop Grumman and NVR. But that is just the beginning of Fairfax County’s business story. We’re home to innovative startups, hundreds of companies from other countries, and a vibrant minority business community.
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Discover the reasons why so many high-profile companies – including ten Fortune 500 companies – chose to establish their home base here.
This is IT central. Many nationally and internationally recognized technology market leaders are headquartered or have significant operations in the county.
Fairfax County’s strong concentrations of technology businesses provide products across the spectrum, including machine learning, AI and augmented reality.
Defense and aerospace make for one of the fastest-growing industry sectors in Fairfax County.
In Fairfax County, financial services is an expanding industry cluster with a large consumer market.
Find out why more federal procurement awards go to companies located in Fairfax County than any other county or city in the United States.
Fairfax County is moving to the national forefront of life-science research and development with the 117-acre expansion of the Inova Center for Personalized Health campus in Merrifield.