Corporate Headquarters

Industry Sector:  Corporate Headquarters

There are plenty of reasons why so many high-profile, high-earning companies choose to establish their home base in Fairfax County

Start with proximity and Fairfax County’s closeness to Dulles International and D.C.’s Ronald Reagan airports, not to mention the nation’s capital itself. Offering a prime East Coast location, business travelers benefit from direct flights to dozens of U.S. and worldwide markets. Sixty percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight of Fairfax County, while Amtrak and bus service is available to areas along the East Coast. Recent expansion of the Silver Line has placed Metrorail service to and from Washington within footsteps for much of the workforce.

A truly global business destination, more than 400 foreign-owned or affiliated companies (the largest number in the Washington, D.C., area) are located in Fairfax County, where like-minded businesses facilitate partnerships and fresh collaborations. Embassies in nearby Washington can support and assist firms interested in entering international markets.

Fairfax County boasts an abundant supply of talented executives, managers and business service providers in fields such as advertising, legal, accounting and IT as well as a stable and supportive local government.

The county affords companies a favorable business climate. It 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.

Beyond business, 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.  Home to George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, twice as many Fairfax County adults hold a bachelor degree or higher than the national average. Fairfax County Public Schools offers many unique programs included a nationally-recognized Foreign Language Immersion Program.

From Wolf Trap (the only national park for the performing arts) and 300 miles of trails to exceptional dining, shopping and entertainment venues, Fairfax County has it all within reach. Residents enjoy golf, tennis, biking and hiking, and there are nearly 300 cultural organizations including theater and opera companies, music and dance groups, and community art centers based in and around the county. The Washington area is home to professional sports teams, and the national capital area including numerous, museums and galleries, theaters and historical sites.