Over 6,000 Jobs Added to Fairfax Co. Economy in 2010

In 2010, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority worked with 154 companies that are adding 6,459 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.

Large announcements during the year included defense and security giant Northrop Grumman, which will move its headquarters from Los Angeles to the Merrifield area and create 300 jobs here; professional services firm KPMG, adding 372 jobs in the Tysons Corner area; satellite imagery firm GeoEye, adding 330 jobs as it relocates its headquarters to the Herndon area; technology consultant ICF International, adding 400 jobs at its Fairfax headquarters; and software development firm InfoReliance, adding 270 jobs to its new headquarters in the Fair Oaks area.

While most were U.S. based businesses, 43 were foreign-owned including Tata Communications (India), adding 20 jobs; Hitachi Consulting (Japan), adding 10 jobs; software firm Daon (Ireland), adding eight jobs; and Skyline Software (Israel), adding five jobs. Twelve minority-owned companies announced expansions, including Lorton-based Chenega Federal Systems, adding 150 jobs; professional services firm DISYS, adding 80 positions in Tysons Corner; and IT services firm Marathon TS, adding 25 jobs in the Herndon area.

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