Twenty-six Fairfax County firms — most of them in technology and professional services fields — are on Inc. magazineâ€™s 2011 list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the nation. Last year, there were just 24 companies on the list.
Fairfax County has more firms on the 2011 list than any other county and all but the four most-populated states in the union: California, Florida, Texas and New York. County companies represent 70.3 percent of the 37 Virginia-based firms on the 2011 list and 53.1 percent of the 49 firms from the Washington D.C., area.
â€œThe Inc. list illustrates how Fairfax County is a great location for younger, fast-growing companies, just as the Fortune 500 list shows off Fairfax Countyâ€™s attractiveness for large corporate headquarters,â€ said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
The $742 million in annual revenue reported by Fairfax Countyâ€™s Inc. 500 firms accounted for 85.6 percent of the revenue reported by the Virginia companies on the 2011 list, and 72 percent of the revenue reported by the Washington-area companies.
Government contracting outfit Integrity Management Consulting — at number 44 on the list — is the highest-ranked Fairfax County firm. Others include software company AppAssure Software (62), IT service providers MicroTech (107) and Soft Tech Consulting (127), and business products and services firm The Trademark Company (138).
â€œFairfax County is a hotbed for fast-growing businesses thanks to a combination of savvy entrepreneurs, a highly skilled workforce, proximity to a wealth of private- and public-sector customers and a diversified economic base,â€ Gordon added.
Here are the Fairfax County companies on the 2011 Inc. 500 list:
|Ranking||Company Name||Location||Web Site|
|44||Integrity Management Consulting, Inc.||Tysons Corner||www.integritymc.com|
|62||AppAssure Software, Inc.||Reston||www.appassure.com|
|127||Soft Tech Consulting, Inc.||Chantilly||www.softtechconsulting.com|
|138||The Trademark Company||Tysons Corner||www.thetrademarkcompany.com|
|177||epcSolutions, Inc.||Great Falls||www.epcSolutions.com|
|193||LinkVisum Consulting Group||Tysons Corner||www.linkvisum.com|
|197||The Rehancement Group, Inc.||Reston||www.rehancement.com|
|203||HumanTouch, LLC||Tysons Corner||www.humantouchllc.com|
|226||Three Pillar Global||Fairfax||www.threepillarglobal.com|
|245||Link Solutions, Inc.||Reston||www.linksol-inc.com|
|287||Clearspring Technologies, Inc.||Tysons Corner||www.clearspring.com|
|343||Potomac Fusion, Inc.||Chantilly||www.potomacfusion.com|
|370||Octo Consulting Group||Tysons Corner||www.octoconsulting.com|
|407||Golden Key Group||Centreville||www.goldenkeygroup.com|
|409||Verdi Consulting, Inc.||Tysons Corner||www.verdiconsulting.net|
|432||Invertix Corporation||Tysons Corner||www.invertix.com|
|437||Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC||Tysons Corner||www.tt-llc.com|
|482||International Computing Systems, Inc. (ICS)||Vienna||www.icsconsulting.com|