Here, ideas ignite – and key 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 8,700 technology firms, ranging from high-profile, publicly held companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Knowledge-based enterprises directly employ more than 154,000 people in Fairfax County. All thrive, thanks to easy access to business, consumer and federal customer markets.

Professional, scientific and technical services account for 25 percent of employment in the county (four times the national average). Other key 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.

Eleven Fortune 500 firms are headquartered here: Beacon Roofing Supply, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, DXC Technology, Freddie Mac, General Dynamics, Hilton, Leidos, Northrop Grumman, NVR and SAIC. 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.

This is the place to be. Contact us to find out why you should be here too.