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Fairfax County EDA works with 27 businesses adding more than 1,400 jobs to the local economy

Friday, May 10, 2013 4:16 PM


During the first quarter of 2013, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 27 businesses that are adding more than 1,400 jobs in Fairfax County. Most of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and seven are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.

“In today’s environment, any business growth is remarkable. Fairfax County is fortunate to see growth from within as well as from other locations, including other countries,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “The FCEDA continues to seek to diversify the economic base of Fairfax County, to enable the Board of Supervisors to fund our exceptional quality of life.”

One of the most prominent announcements came from Tysons Corner-based FrontPoint Security Solutions, a nationwide provider of interactive wireless home security systems that is adding 179 jobs to the county economy.

Other businesses that are creating jobs in Fairfax County:

  • Salient Federal Solutions, which provides information technology and engineering services to government and commercial customers, adding 530 jobs;
  • Strategic Operational Solutions, an information technology and management consulting firm, adding 70 jobs; and,
  • Commtouch, an Israel-based firm supplying email security, Web filtering and antivirus capabilities, adding 10 jobs.

“We can certainly attribute a portion of FrontPoint Security’s success to our Fairfax County location,” said Chris Villar, CEO and co-founder of FrontPoint Security. “From a recruiting perspective, qualified job candidates love the central location of the Fairfax County area. Not only is the close proximity to Washington D.C. and surrounding suburbs appealing, but access to top-tier universities and the high concentration of technology companies also make attracting top talent easier.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth 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 and a 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 seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

Click here for the list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in January, February and March 2013 and are adding 1,432 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.

(Source: Business Wire )
(Source: Quotemedia)

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