FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During the second quarter of 2013, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 60 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.
“We have been growing Ampcus at 40 percent year-on-year and would attribute a large factor of this success to the place where we are situated”
“It is most impressive for so many companies in Fairfax County to be hiring at this time,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “In the midst of federal budget issues and a generally slow economy, such growth speaks to the continuing diversification of the county’s economy and its core vitality.”
One of the most prominent announcements came from Amazon Web Services, which designs and offers IT infrastructure services to business and government customers and is adding 500 IT-focused jobs to the county economy. Other businesses that are creating jobs in Fairfax County:
- Ampcus, a minority- and woman-owned professional services and IT firm, adding 96 jobs;
- Navigant Consulting, a business consulting services company, adding 50 jobs; and,
- Headstrong, an IT, research and risk management service provider whose parent company Genpact is based in India, adding 12 jobs.
“We have been growing Ampcus at 40 percent year-on-year and would attribute a large factor of this success to the place where we are situated,” said Ampcus CEO Anjali "Ann" Ramakumaran. “Fairfax County is the best-suited county to locate a business from infancy to becoming a large corporation. The proximity to the government and the talent that you find contribute to that success, and I thank the FCEDA for its assistance at each stage of our growth. The educational seminars that we have attended in our early stages on how to run a business, and then assistance in developing teaming arrangements on contracts, really helped us.”
Click here for a list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in April, May and June 2013 and are adding 1,458 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.
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.