Fairfax County: A Community with the Power of Ideas for UK Businesses

The FCEDA has maintained an office in the UK since 1998 and serves as a go-to resource for companies interested in expanding into the U.S. market.

More than 60 UK companies are part of the dynamic and diverse business community in Fairfax County, which includes Tysons, Reston and the technology corridor just to the west of Washington, D.C.

  • Fairfax County's business community features 10 Fortune 500 headquarters, leading government contractors, a mix of more than 8,900 technology businesses and global headquarters for outstanding companies such as Hilton, Mars and Freddie Mac.
  • Along with its strength in government and defense technology, Fairfax County’s diverse ecosystem is evident in cybersecurity, communications, financial and healthcare companies based in the region.
  • Along with its eastern time zone, Fairfax County offers direct links to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, which serves more than 50 international destinations, and a central location that’s within easy commuting distance to all major U.S. cities.
  • Successful British companies that have already selected Fairfax County as their U.S. home of choice include: Rolls-Royce, Serco, Inmarsat, FDM, Sophos and Re:Cognition Health.


Ian Metcalf, Director

120 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5EA, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 777 184 0852

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