The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) announced today that in its second quarter, it has provided services and resources to 60 businesses that are adding more than 1,400 jobs in Fairfax County.
“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.”
Most of these businesses are in the IT and professional services sectors, and seven are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.
Amazon Web Services announced earlier this year it was adding 500 IT-focused jobs to the county economy. Other businesses that are creating jobs in Fairfax County include:
- 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 Anjali “Ann” Ramakumaran, CEO of Ampcus. “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.”
She added, “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.”
Referred to as “one of the great economic success stories of our time” by Time magazine, 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.
The companies that worked with the FCEDA in April, May and June of 2013 and are adding 1,458 jobs to the Fairfax County economy include Spear Inc., Edward Jones, Syscom Technologies Inc. among others.
For a full list of the firms, click here.