Business Resources

The Washington, D.C., area, in general, and Fairfax County in particular, boasts a large network of organizations that support the growth and development of the business community.

Chambers of Commerce

Many chambers of commerce -- some representing the business communities in a specific area and some representing ethnic communities -- are active in Fairfax County and are excellent resources for businesses of all sizes:

A printable list of selected chambers of commerce (PDF) in Fairfax County is available.

Business Advocacy Groups

Fairfax County and the Washington area boast a wide range of organizations that represent businesses in various industry sectors, including:

Research and Technology Transfer

Organizations and universities throughout the region help private sector companies access cutting-edge technologies from government and university research centers, including:

Entrepreneurial Assistance

Entrepreneurs in Fairfax County can take advantage of a wide array of sophisticated business resources:

Additional links for small, minority and woman-owned businesses are available in the minority-owned business section of this website.

International Business Groups

Fairfax County's proximity to international financial institutions as well as the diplomatic community in neighboring Washington, D.C., is an asset to international firms located in the county:

Many resources and networking opportunities geared especially to international businesses are available in and around Fairfax County.

Government Agencies

There are several government agencies that are an excellent resource to the Fairfax County business community, including:

Other Resources

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority partnerships leverage available resources and build the business community.