Fairfax County is home to 19 “fantastic” firms honored for their growth by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

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

County adds to its dominance of Fantastic 50 list

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fairfax County continued to dominate the list of “Fantastic 50” firms recognized for their growth by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, increasing its total to 19 companies on the compilation published by Virginia Business magazine.

The growing companies were honored at an April 26 awards banquet at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. The 23rd annual “Fantastic 50” is a statewide award based in part on nominations from local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations.

To be eligible, a company must be privately held, headquartered in Virginia, and show revenues between $200,000 and $200 million. Companies were judged on revenue history from 2013 through 2016 with entries verified by professional service firm Dixon Hughes Goodman.

The 2017 “Fantastic 50” included 16 companies from Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) website has the complete list of Fairfax County companies on the 2018 “Fantastic 50.”

Alpha Omega Integration of Tysons Corner was second in overall growth and won a “Vanguard Award” as the leader in the Service category.

Also ranking in the top 10 were three more technology firms: No. 4 Perfecta of Springfield, No. 9 Creative Systems and Consulting of Tysons Corner and No. 10 Artemis Consulting of Tysons Corner.  

No. 20 American Cyber, a services firm from Clifton, No. 21 Concept Plus LLC, a technology firm from Fairfax and No. 24 E3 Federal Solutions, a services company from Tysons Corner, each returned to the top 25 and were joined by No. 14 Spatial Front Inc., a services firm from Tysons Corner, No. 15 Highlight Technologies of Oakton, No. 19 DIGITALSPEC LLC, a technology company from Fairfax, and No. 25 ValidaTek Inc., a technology firm from Tysons Corner.

“Having 19 companies on the Fantastic 50 list indicates once again that Fairfax County is a terrific place to start and to grow a company, and we appreciate that the Virginia Chamber highlights the success of these companies,” Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA said. “The companies on the list indicate the way in which technology and service firms can capitalize on Fairfax County’s skilled workforce and the county’s quality of life.”

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.

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