FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 33 businesses that are adding almost 800 jobs in Fairfax County. Most of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and four are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.)--During the second quarter of 2012, the
“We can attribute our success in Fairfax County to multiple factors”
One of the most prominent announcements during the quarter came from Engility, a government services company that established its headquarters in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County after spinning off from L-3 Communications. Engility will add 50 jobs in addition to its current workforce of 300. Adding 120 jobs in Chantilly is NMR Consulting, which recently made the HispanicBusiness.com 2012 list of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned companies in the nation. Another announcement came from Kaztronix, a staffing company that specializes in the health care, scientific, technology and telecommunications sectors and is creating 57 jobs in the Tysons Corner area of the county.
“We can attribute our success in Fairfax County to multiple factors,” said Michael Kasmir, co-founder and president of Kaztronix. “First and foremost, Fairfax County has a high density of evolving technology companies seeking the best and brightest talent, which the county's proximity to major universities makes easily identifiable. Finally, and from a recruiting perspective, qualified job candidates have no problem relocating to Fairfax County, given its reputation as a desirable place to live.”
“While much of the country and the world is suffering from a sluggish economy, the FCEDA continues to work with a wide variety of companies that are creating jobs, diversifying Fairfax County’s economic base and contributing to the local tax base,” 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 version of this release that includes a list of the companies that worked with the FCEDA in April, May and June 2012 and are creating 791 jobs in Fairfax County.