Fairfax County EDA added 841 jobs in the last quarter

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In the third quarter of 2018, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 21 businesses that announced the addition of 841 jobs to the Fairfax County economy, the authority said today.

Major announcements came from a wide variety of businesses.

The St. James, an indoor sports, wellness and entertainment venue in Springfield, opened its doors with 300 employees.

“The Washington region and Fairfax County in particular were really a fantastic place for us to develop the very first St. James,” said Kendrick Ashton, the company’s co-founder and co-CEO. “As everyone knows, Fairfax County is one of the most dynamic, high-growth, high-impact counties in all of the United States. The scale, density, economic vitality of the county, along with the quality of engagement that citizens have with sports – being generally active – makes this an incredible place to start a business like the St. James.”

Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction firms, announced consolidation of its company headquarters in Reston, adding 150 jobs in the process.

“Since relocating our global operational headquarters to Reston in 2011, we have enjoyed immense support from the business community of Fairfax County and the Commonwealth,” said Bechtel CEO Bill Dudley. “Reston has proven to be an ideal location for Bechtel. Conveniently situated between two airports, it facilitates international and domestic travel, which is key to our business, provides access to a highly skilled workforce, and offers an enjoyable work/life environment for our employees.”

MAG Aerospace also moved facilities to Fairfax County, bringing 120 new jobs in the aerospace and defense industry.

“Fairfax County provides an essential proximity to customers, along with the dedicated and talented workforce to serve those customers,” said Joe Fluet, MAG CEO. “Making Fairfax our new home allows MAG to focus further on its growth and vision of making the world smaller and safer. We’re proud to call Fairfax County our home for years to come.”

Diverse talents

“The wide range of company expansions and new jobs announced during the quarter highlights the diversity of our economic base,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “It’s also a testament to the diverse talents of the highly-skilled individuals we have available to fill positions at these companies.”

Here is a list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in July, August and September of 2018 and made location or expansion announcements.

Company Name Type of Business Location Jobs New or Expansion
ADI Compliance Consulting, Inc. Financial Services/Banking Merrifield 8 N
Arconic Manufacturing Tysons Corner 50 N
Beanstalk, Inc. Agriculture/Agro Tech/Food Tech Newington 5 N
Bechtel Corporation. Architecture/Engineering/Landscape Reston 150 E
Breakout Capital Finance, LLC Financial Services/Banking McLean 20 E
Bull Run Financial Group Financial Services/Banking Fairfax 1 E
Caskey Group Digital Media Tysons Corner 2 N
Circle Property Management Real Estate Vienna 1 E
CT Solutions Information Technology Fairfax 5 E
Databricks Cloud/Virtualization Tysons Corner 15 E
Evans Federal Solutions, LLC Manufacturing Tysons Corner 1 E
EventBank Digital Media Tysons Corner 2 E
Excivity Information Technology Chantilly 45 E
ListingToGo Digital Media Reston 2 N
MAG Aerospace Aerospace Fairfax 120 N
Mathtech, Inc. Consulting Merrifield 5 E
MicroHealth, LLC Information Technology Tysons Corner 60 E
MVB Financial Corp. Financial Services/Banking Reston 10 E
The St. James Sports/Recreation Springfield 300 N
The Tauri Group, Inc. Information Technology Springfield 32 E
Virid Digital Media Reston 7 E
Announcements 21
All Jobs 841
New Jobs 487
Expansion Jobs 354


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