In the last 15 years, Fairfax County has emerged as the Washington metropolitan area’s private-sector job leader and is a major hub for regional economic activity, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
• Fairfax County is home to seven Fortune 500 company headquarters: Capital One Financial, CSC, Freddie Mac, Gannett Corporation, General Dynamics, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Sallie Mae. (Fortune)
• About 97 percent of the companies in Fairfax County are small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue. (U.S. Census Bureau)
• Fairfax County ranked number two on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of “Best Large Counties for Entrepreneurs”
in 2006. (Entrepreneur Magazine)
• Twenty-two of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., area are located in Fairfax County.
(Washington Business Journal)
• More than $17 billion in U.S. government contracts were awarded to Fairfax County companies in fiscal year 2008. (U.S. Census Bureau)
• Fairfax County is headquarters to nearly 280 trade associations and professional societies. (Fairfax County
Economic Development Authority)
• Fairfax County is home to more than 350 foreign-owned firms, more than any other jurisdiction in the Washington area. (Fairfax County Economic Development Authority)
• Working Mother magazine named Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Freddie Mac and Inova Health System as four of the nation’s 100 best companies for working mothers. (Working Mother Magazine)
• Sixteen of Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest-growing private companies are located in Fairfax County.