Entering the US Market

Fairfax County, Virginia is an ideal location for any international company wanting to enter the U.S. market. Our geographic location in the middle of East Coast and just outside of Washington, D.C. is a distinct advantage over other U.S. locations. Fairfax County has one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and workers in the United States and is leading the country in job creation.

The FCEDA staff is here to help you in setting up a business in the county. Fairfax County is the only jurisdiction of its kind to have representation in Los Angeles, Bangalore, London, Berlin, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Staff at our Fairfax County headquarters are also able to answer any questions or you can email your needs to us. The staff members at the FCEDA are fluent in a number of languages including Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Dutch.

Five Golden Rules

If you want to open an office in the United States, consider these "Five Golden Rules":

  • Take time to carefully plan your move to the United States.
  • Become well informed about your preferred U.S. location.
  • Arrange legal structure, banking and accounting requirements in advance.
  • Identify suitable office space.
  • Leverage information and contact available through economic development organizations.

More information on starting a business in Fairfax County is available in the Starting a Business section of this Web site.