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Fairfax County EDA works with 46 businesses adding almost 2,000 jobs to the local economy

During the first quarter of 2012, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 46 businesses that are adding almost 2,000 jobs in Fairfax County. Most of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and nine are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.

One of the most prominent announcements came from Chantilly-based consultant TASC, which provides systems engineering and decision-support services to intelligence and defense communities and is adding 494 jobs to the county economy.

Other businesses that are creating jobs in Fairfax County:

  • OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation, which provides security services to government agencies, adding 325 jobs;
  • ServiceSource, a nonprofit organization that develops customized programs and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, adding 209 jobs;
  • Deltek, which provides software and services for government contractors, adding 99 jobs; and,
  • Volkswagen Group of America, the automaker based in Germany, adding 82 jobs.

“Fairfax County offers a dynamic business environment where, as a company, we can cultivate lasting partnerships that help us grow,” said David Langstaff, president and chief executive officer of TASC. “More importantly, Fairfax offers our employees what they want in the place where they live and work: a vibrant community, great schools and important public services. Fairfax County is a magnet location.”

“In an extremely difficult economic environment, Fairfax County is blessed to have dozens of employers that are creating a wide range of employment opportunities, building economic security and bolstering the quality of life here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA.

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 one of the world’s best business centers. 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, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

Click here for a list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in January, February and March of 2012 and are creating 1,960 jobs in Fairfax County.

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