Fairfax County companies owned by Hispanics, African-Americans and women shine in latest national rankings

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fairfax County companies owned by Hispanics, African-Americans and women shine in the latest national rankings for largest or fastest-growing companies in their respective groups.

Eleven Fairfax County-based companies are among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation based on revenue – more than the total in 40 states, according to HispanicBusiness.com.

The Fairfax County companies are among 22 from Virginia on the 2012 Hispanic Business 500 list. In the Washington area, eight companies are from Maryland and two are from the District of Columbia.

Here are the 11 Fairfax County companies on the Hispanic Business 500, and their locations:

21. MicroTech, LLC, Tysons Corner
102. GeoLogics Corporation, Alexandria
114. SCI Consulting Services, Inc., Tysons Corner
117. COmputing TechnologieS, Inc., Fairfax
134. Priority One Services, Inc., Alexandria
138. Kemron Environmental Services, Inc., Tysons Corner
166. Citizant, Chantilly
186. Communications Resource, Inc. (CRI), Tysons Corner
205. NMR Consulting, Inc., Chantilly
424. Engineering, Management & Integration, Inc., Herndon
434. MAC Aerospace Corp., Chantilly

Together these companies generated $655 million in revenue and employed more than 3,000 workers in 2011, according to Hispanic Business.

Another company on the Hispanic Business list, The Centech Group, Inc., is listed in Arlington, Va., but has moved its headquarters to the Falls Church area of Fairfax County.

Five Fairfax County-based companies are on the 2012 Black Enterprise (BE) magazine list of the 100 largest African American-owned companies in the U.S. The 2012 BE 100 Industrial/Service list appeared in the June issue of the magazine. The Fairfax County companies are among eight on the list from Virginia. Nine on the list are from Maryland and one is from the District of Columbia.

Here are the five Fairfax County companies and their locations:

8. Thompson Hospitality, Herndon
51. COMTek (Communications Technologies, Inc.), Chantilly
55. SoBran, Fairfax
61. Metters Incorporated, Tysons Corner
80. InScope International, Reston

Together these companies generated $613 million in revenue and had more than 5,000 employees in 2011, according to Black Enterprise. Only seven states have more companies on the BE 100 list than Fairfax County.

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a peer-advisory group for multimillion-dollar women-owned businesses, partners with American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express, to compile a list of the 50 fastest-growing woman-owned/led companies in North America. The 2012 WPO rankings include two Fairfax County-based companies:

10. GCS, Inc., Tysons Corner
36. Ampcus Inc., Chantilly

The two Fairfax County companies are the only ones from Virginia. One company on the 2012 list is from Maryland. None is from the District of Columbia.

In addition, Fairfax County has more minority-owned firms than 21 states and the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“Fairfax County is proud to be a community in which companies of all descriptions can and do succeed to a greater extent than in the rest of the region, the state or the country,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “All they have to be is good!”

The FCEDA’s Business Diversity Division supports the growth of these enterprises by organizing and hosting workshops that showcase local, state and federal resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses and by hosting SCORE business counselors. Click here to learn more about these programs.