Fairfax City is one of the premier locations in Northern Virginia for business growth and development, a place where companies, employers, and workers choose to invest, and where their needs and expectations of a supportive, inclusive, and resilient city are met and exceeded. Fairfax City is situated in Northern Virginia, a diverse economic powerhouse. Northern Virginia accounts for over 40% of Virginia’s GDP and if it was a nation, it would have the 48th largest economy in the world.

Globally Competitive, Regionally Connected

Fairfax City, Virginia, offers a prime strategic location within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, providing easy access to the nation’s capital and other major business centers in Northern Virginia and Maryland. The City is in close proximity to a wealth of government agencies, corporate headquarters, and international markets. Fairfax City’s location has contributed to the success of its businesses by offering networking opportunities, access to a highly skilled workforce, and access to federal contracts, making it an ideal choice for businesses looking to expand or relocate.

Concierge Business Service

Fairfax City boasts a welcoming business environment with a strong commitment to economic development. As a small city, all economic development stakeholders are fully informed and aligned as to how to support City businesses. Fairfax City is proud of its low business taxes, streamlined permitting process, and various incentive programs, including grants and tax credits that make it an attractive destination for businesses of all sizes. The city’s proactive approach to supporting entrepreneurship and innovation also ensures that companies can thrive and grow.

Quality of Life

Fairfax City prides itself on being a small town with a close sense of community. Many business owners will tell you that they chose to open or relocate their business to the city because of its walkability and livability for the business owners and their families. With a world-class public school system, great park system, interconnected trail networks, it’s no wonder Northern Virginia is consistently rated one of the top places to live in the nation.

Highly Educated Workforce

Northern Virginia boasts one of the most diverse, well-educated populations in the United States with over 60% of the population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Fairfax City benefits from its proximity to several world-class universities, including George Mason University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University. The median age in Northern Virginia is 37.8 years, which makes it younger than the US average and the region has a higher percentage of prime working-age adults than the US average. It is also in the center of an ethnically and linguistically diverse region, with over 30% of the people speaking a language other than English in the home and nearly 30% are foreign-born. Fairfax City businesses have access to a pool of highly educated and skilled talent across various disciplines, including technology, healthcare, finance, and more. The region’s diverse workforce is a valuable asset for companies and entrepreneurs seeking to recruit top talent and foster innovation.

Metro Rail

Washington DC’s Metro is a top rated rail system across the country. The GMU/Vienna Metro Station services much of Fairfax City.

Free Bus System

Fairfax City’s no cost CUE Bus system can take you from Metro, to every commercial center in Fairfax City, and even connects to George Mason University – Virginia’s largest University.

A Great Trail Network

Fairfax has recently completed the I-66 bike path infrastructure that can take you from Fairfax City to Washington DC. This path also connects to the beautiful W&OD trail and other more local trails like the George Snyder Trail.

All Roads Lead to Fairfax City

Fairfax City is truly the epicenter of Northern Virginia. No matter where your workforce lives in the DC region, it is a quick car ride away to the City. Major highway connectors that run through Fairfax City include I-66, Route 29, Route 50, and Route 123.

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