With 122 of America’s fastest-growing firms, Fairfax County remains the regional leader on the Inc. 5000

Alan Fogg (FCEDA), afogg@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (office) or 571-213-5065 (mobile)

DGC International of Tysons Corner heads the area’s list

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia – Fairfax County continues to be the leader in the Washington, D.C., area when it comes to starting and building a business.

It’s also one of the best places in the country for emerging businesses to grow and prosper, as indicated by the recently released Inc. 5000 list. Produced by Inc. magazine, the compilation spotlights America’s fastest-growing companies.

Fairfax County is home to 122 companies on this year’s Inc. 5000, accounting for 41 percent of all Virginia-based firms on the list. In fact, Fairfax County has more companies on the list than the Austin (93), Denver (88) and Seattle (77 metropolitan areas.

Ranked 11th, DGC International a Tysons Corner-based company that provides intelligence, logistics and global operations support to military and federal agencies, is the highest-ranked company in the Greater Washington area.

DGC International is making a difference, not only in Fairfax County, but with efforts in places such as Afghanistan. According to DGC’s Facebook page, the company’s mission is “to serve as a vehicle of change.” Seeking to hire and retain the most-talented employees, DGC says it “systematically provides client-focused, impact-driven, performance-bases services to clients.”

In all, Fairfax County has 10 companies in the top 500 including  No.132 TerraCotta Technologies (Reston); No.136 stackArmor (Tysons Corner); No.234 Interactive Government Holdings (Springfield); No.275 The Author Incubator (McLean); No.355 Alpha Omega Integration (Tysons Corner); No.396 Agile Trailblazers (Reston); No.407 FEDSYNC (Mount Vernon); No.474 SHR Consulting Group (Springfield); No.486 Spatial Front (Tysons Corner).

In 2017, Fairfax County’s 122 Inc. 5000 firms had combined revenues in excess of $7.6 billion. That accounts for more than two-thirds of both Virginia's and the DC Metro Inc. 5000 companies’ revenue production (69 percent of Virginia's $11.0 billion and 66 percent of the D.C. region's $11.6 billion).

“Year after year, Fairfax County places a large number of firms on the Inc. 5000, many of them in the top 500,”  said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “While that may no longer be a surprise, it is a tribute to the ongoing nature of activity and innovation in the county which has cultivated an environment that encourages startups and offers a supportive network for young companies. These companies will continue to grow and emerge as our employers of the future.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund one of the nation’s most prestigious school systems and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled and well-educated workforce.

The award-winning 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 Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.