Grow Your Business





Fairfax City Economic Development: Your Partner in Business Success

At Fairfax City Economic Development, we understand that starting or expanding your business can be an exciting yet challenging journey. With numerous considerations from strategic planning to daily operations, navigating through permits and business paperwork can often seem overwhelming. That's where we come in. Our team is dedicated to supporting businesses like yours, offering tailored guidance and resources to ensure your venture not only starts off on the right foot but continues to grow and thrive in Fairfax City.


Why Partner with Us?

Connections with the Right People: Knowing whom to talk to is often half the battle. Fairfax City Economic Development has established strong relationships with local government agencies and service providers. We can directly connect you with the right people, saving you time and effort in seeking out contacts for permits, licensing, and other business needs.

Comprehensive Business Support: Beyond permits and paperwork, we offer a wide range of services designed to support your business's growth and success. From real estate selection to workforce development assistance, we're here to assist with all aspects of your business journey.

A Thriving Business Community: Joining the Fairfax City business community means becoming part of a vibrant and supportive ecosystem. Our city is home to a diverse range of businesses, from innovative startups to established enterprises. By partnering with us, you'll gain access to networking events, collaborative opportunities, and a community eager to see you succeed.




Let’s Get Started.

Whether you're in the early stages of planning your business or looking to expand your existing operation, Fairfax City Economic Development is here to help. Our approach is centered around your unique needs, offering customized solutions to help you navigate the complexities of business permits, paperwork, and beyond.

Take the first step towards realizing your business goals in Fairfax City. Contact us today to discover how we can support your success. Together, we can turn your business aspirations into reality.
contact us





Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Virginia


No matter your business, the SBDC is here to take you to the next level. Funded by the federal Small Business Administration, SBDC mentors can help you gain the resources you need to succeed.





Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP)


ICAP assists Virginia technology and innovation-driven startups from ideation to seeking Series A funding, venture capital, and beyond.





APEX Accelerator


A Department of Defense-funded accelerator for companies in any industry looking to contract with the government. The accelerator offers bid-finding services, tailored counseling, and training.





Mason Enterprise Center – Fairfax


The largest university-based business incubator in Virginia. Offering furnished office space, essential business support services, free mentoring and business counseling, and international landing assistance.





Workforce and University Access


Fairfax City has several partnerships with George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public research University, and NOVA. From the Costello College of Business to the Quantum Science Center, our relationships with GMU and NOVA allow you to build the workforce and technology you need.






Check out Fairfax City Economic Development’s new look!

Learn More