Industry Sector: Corporate Headquarters
Fairfax County is Corporate Headquarters to 11 Fortune 500 companies. Here are others: more than 130 Inc. 5000 companies hail from the county; more than 430 foreign-owned or affiliated companies (the largest number in the Washington, D.C., area) are located in Fairfax County; and, we have vibrant communities of minority-, woman- and veteran-owned firms. Why?
Let’s start with proximity. In Fairfax County, businesses have easy access to scores of markets worldwide through Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports, not to mention the nation’s capital itself. Sixty percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight. Metro’s Silver, Orange, Yellow and Blue rail lines put many of Fairfax County’s business districts within footsteps for much of the Washington area’s workforce.
This is where the talent is. The Washington area has the best-educated workforce in the nation. Fairfax County has a rich pool of talented executives, managers and business service providers in fields like advertising, legal, accounting and IT, as well as a stable and supportive local government.
The county maintains the highest AAA bond rating and is consistently regarded as one of the best-managed local governments in the U.S. Moreover, Virginia has the sixth-lowest corporate tax in the nation.
There’s real quality of life here. Real estate options are abundant and education is a primary focus in Fairfax County, which has one of the best-educated populations in the U.S. As for arts and recreation, Fairfax County has it all – from Wolf Trap (the only national park for the performing arts) and 300 miles of trails to exceptional dining, shopping and entertainment venues.