FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One-hundred thirty Fairfax County firms – most of them in technology and professional services fields – are on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list produced by Inc. magazine to highlight the fastest-growing companies in the nation. Nine of the Fairfax County firms are among the top 500 companies on the list.
Here are some data points about the 130 Fairfax County companies on the Inc. 5000 list:
- They had total revenue in 2013 of nearly $6.8 billion.
- They represent 46 percent of the 284 Virginia companies on the list.
- The Fairfax County firms are responsible for 72 percent of the almost $9.5 billion in 2013 revenue generated by the Virginia firms.
- Fairfax County firms account for 40 percent of the 321 companies on the list from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
- Fairfax County has more fast-growing firms on the 2014 list than does the state of Maryland (121).
- Fairfax County had nearly three times as many firms on the list as the District of Columbia (44).
Here are the nine Fairfax County companies among the 500 fastest-growing firms on the 2014 list:
Edge, government services, Tysons Corner
117. hCentive, health, Reston
196. Aegis Corps, government services, Chantilly
231. Pathoras, government services, Fairfax
242. Logical Paradigm, IT services, Herndon
307. LongView International Technology Solutions, government services, Reston
341. Surefire Social, advertising and marketing, Herndon
371. The RSR Company, government services, Herndon
449. OBXtek, government services, Tysons Corner
“The Inc. list illustrates just how Fairfax County performs as an incubator for fast-growing companies in the Virginia and Washington areas,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “This illustrates that Fairfax County continues to have the business environment that breeds success for younger and fast-growing companies that could one day join our group of Fortune 500 companies.”
Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation 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, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, 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.