Guidehouse to establish global headquarters operation in Fairfax County, create more than 900 new jobs
Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that Guidehouse, a leading consultancy and solutions provider to the public and commercial sectors, will invest $12.7 million to establish a global headquarters operation in Fairfax County.
The company’s new headquarters at 1676 International Drive in the Tysons area will accommodate recent growth and increase in demand for services. The company will create more than 900 new jobs, and the headquarters location will house more than 1,550 employees at capacity. Virginia successfully competed with Maryland and Washington, D.C., for the project.
“Guidehouse is proud to announce our new corporate headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district,” said Guidehouse Chief Executive Officer Scott McIntyre. “This move will allow us to best accommodate growth, serve our people and clients, and attract talent. Virginia offers a highly skilled workforce and business-friendly climate, making it an ideal location for Guidehouse’s future.”
“I appreciate the hard work of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and other Virginia officials in helping us reach our decision in choosing this world-class location,” McIntyre added. “Our new Tysons headquarters will provide the foundation for our people to collaborate in an environment that inspires creativity and reflects our optimism about the future.”
Guidehouse has broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. The company ranked Fairfax County above others in quality healthcare delivered to its employees, access to post-graduate academic institutions, historically strong public school advanced programs of learning for dependent children, and the county’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, Guidehouse creates scalable, innovative solutions that prepare clients for future growth and success in financial services, healthcare, energy, defense, national security, and state and local government services.
The company has more than 9,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally and is a Veritas Capital portfolio company. Guidehouse is led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.
“The Guidehouse leadership team had any number of choices to consider for the firm’s global headquarters, so it speaks volumes that they chose a Fairfax County location,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “A headquarters in Tysons puts the company in the center of the largest business hub in the D.C. region and a talent pool that will be able to enjoy the growing number of amenities in the area.”
“This announcement by Guidehouse is another indication of the strength of Fairfax County as a headquarters location for companies that operate around the globe, and it is a testament to the investment the county government has made into creating and sustaining a world-class business location that also draws the kind of professional workforce the company needs to grow and succeed,” said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay.
The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the project for Virginia and will support Guidehouse’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens. The company also is eligible to receive benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created.
“Virginia continues to attract industry-leading global companies like Guidehouse,” Northam said. “Our combination of world-class talent, stable business climate, and competitive operating costs has resulted in a diversified ecosystem of more than 800 corporate headquarters. Guidehouse is in great company, and we are proud to welcome them to Fairfax County.”
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
May 10, 2021
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