What does Fairfax offer its businesses, its visitors and its residents? For starters -- a prime location convenient to the nation’s capital and its cultural riches. Not only does this affluent D.C. suburban area provide diversity in its economy, its workforce and its communities, it also boasts one of the highest household incomes in the nation and the lowest unemployment rate of any U.S. metropolitan region.
Add to the mix top-notch public schools, a competitive tax structure, and a highlyeducated workforce (59% of residents over age 25 have obtained bachelors degrees or higher), and you have all the elements in place to illustrate that Fairfax is a region on the move.
More than 67,000 jobs have been created in Fairfax County in the last two years, according to Dr. Stephen Fuller of George Mason University. And the area continues to attract and relocate new businesses to the area, securing a stronger and more diversified economy for the future.
Companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SRA International all recently announced plans to expand facilities in the region, creating more jobs and building more
wealth in Fairfax and its communities.
In addition to being a prominent business and technology center, Fairfax also provides an abundance of things to see and do. On the cultural front, it is just minutes away from the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. From Mount Vernon, George Washington's spectacular residence overlooking the Potomac River, to the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, exhibiting over 80 aircraft and space artifacts, Fairfax offers diversions you can't find anywhere else. Families and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the region's 388 parks, picnic areas, campgrounds and hiking trails. No matter what your passion -- fine dining, cosmopolitan shopping, Civil War history or major league sports – a multitude of recreational opportunities are available year-round.
Fairfax is all about a world-class business environment, a vibrant economy, a rich heritage and a promising future. With its authentic blend of urban sophistication and small town friendliness, it provides an exceptional quality of life to its people and a wealth of opportunities to its businesses. Home to every
industry, lifestyle and group, Fairfax meets the diverse needs of its residents, providing the framework for a vital living and working environment and proving it is a region on the move.