Fairfax County EDA works with 25 businesses adding nearly 600 jobs to the local economy

Contact: Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o) or +1 571-213-5065 (m)

National Capitol Contracting among technology-focused firms growing in the county

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia – During the second quarter of  2017, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 25 businesses that are adding nearly 600 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of the businesses adding jobs are in a technology-related industry, while one prominent announcement came from a company in the pharmaceutical sector.

“It is most encouraging to have consistent job growth taking place across multiple sectors of the Fairfax County economy, said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “An increasingly diversified economic base is what Fairfax County will need to sustain its excellent quality of life for decades to come."

A large announcements during the quarter came from National Capitol Contracting, LLC (NCC), a provider of audiovisual, technology and multimedia products to government and private-sector customers. It moved its headquarters to Tysons Corner from Arlington County and brought 105 jobs.

“NCC had good reason to choose Fairfax County as our new home,” said Christopher Marquez, president and CEO of National Capitol Contracting. “The amenities offered to businesses and their employees, a prime location close to our customers and partners, the business-friendly fiscal environment, and easy access to highly skilled human resources were all key factors in our decision to move to Tysons. We look forward to working within Fairfax County to achieve our mission of enabling communication and collaboration.”

Other technology-related firms announcing job growth during the quarter included Windward Consulting Group of Herndon (97 jobs) and cloud-computing firm Exostar, LLC of Reston (63 positions).

In May, Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Chantilly and announced the addition of 102 jobs. Concept Plus, LLC, a systems integration firm with headquarters in Fairfax, announced 31 new jobs.

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.

Below are companies that worked with the FCEDA in April, May and June 2017 and are adding 579 jobs to the Fairfax County economy:

Company Name
Type of Business
Location
Jobs
New or
Expansion
Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) Information Technology Tysons Corner
10
E
ARG, Inc. Consulting Tysons Corner
9
E
Bluecat Networks Information Technology Reston
7
E
Canvas Solutions, Inc. Software Reston
21
E
Churchill Living Other Springfield
10
E
Claroty Cyber Security Reston
3
N
Concept Plus, LLC. Systems Integration Fairfax
31
E
Eighth Day Design, Inc. (EDD) Media and Communications Tysons Corner
5
E
Etrans Systems Software Merrifield
5
N
EventBank Social Media/ Internet Tysons Corner
2
E
Executive Office Suites, Inc. Other Tysons Corner
2
E
Exostar, LLC. Information Technology Herndon
63
E
Frameless Technologies, LLC. Social Media/ Internet Reston
5
E
Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Other Chantilly
120
E
Inland Technologies International Limited Environmental Fairfax
1
E
KTGY Architecture + Planning Architecture/Engineering Tysons Corner
4
E
MVB Financial Corporation Financial Services/Banking Reston
23
E
National Capitol Contracting, LLC. Information Technology Tysons Corner
105
N
SBD Alliant, LLC Media and Communications Tysons Corner
23
E
Scott-Long Construction, Inc. Construction Chantilly
10
E
Skyline Software Systems, Inc. Software Herndon
3
E
UpsideDoor Social Media/ Internet Tysons Corner
9
E
Whereoware, LLC. Information Technology Chantilly
9
E
Windward Consulting Group Information Technology Herndon
97
E
Zantech IT Services, Inc. Information Technology Tysons Corner
20
E