With 21 companies, Fairfax County dominates Washington Business Journal list of the region’s 50 fastest growing firms

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Federal IT provider Dovel Technologies on list for a third consecutive year

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia – Twenty-one Fairfax County firms – many of which provide technical or professional services to private- and public-sector clients – are on the Washington Business Journal’s 2017 list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C., area.

“Having this many companies on this list demonstrates that Fairfax County has the kind of environment that businesses at all stages of growth can leverage to succeed,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “We are delighted to see the growth of these companies, each of which is becoming a larger piece of our economy.”

Companies based in Fairfax County took three of the top 10 spots, led by SeKON (information technology) of Reston at No. 4, AnaVation LLC (defense and space) of Reston at No. 5 and Creative Systems and Consulting (information technology) of Tysons Corner at No. 9.

A list of the 21 county firms can be viewed here, on the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) web site.

Fairfax County was represented by 19 companies on WBJ’s 2016 list. Returning companies this year include Customer Value Partners of Fairfax (19), HC2 Holdings of Herndon (21), Concept Plus LLC of Fairfax (22), Dovel Technologies of Tysons Corner (25), GTT of Tysons Corner (33), Gladstone Land Corporation of Tysons Corner (38), IT Concepts Inc. of Tysons Corner (39), E3 Federal Solutions of Tysons Corner (47) and Cyberspace Solutions LLC of Fairfax (49).

Dovel, a federal IT services provider, is on the list for the third consecutive year.

The Business Journal bases its rankings on average percentage growth in revenue from 2014 to 2016. The list appeared in the October 20-26 edition of the paper.

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