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Fairfax County EDA Works with 29 Businesses That Will Add 645 Jobs to the Local Economy

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- During the first quarter of 2010, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA, www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org) provided services and resources to 29 businesses that will create 645 jobs in Fairfax County. Most of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and several are foreign-owned firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in the U.S.

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Among the businesses that said they will add jobs in Fairfax County: -- QinetiQ North America, which provides technology-based products and services to the defense, security and related markets, will add 200 jobs; -- Business and technology consultants Acumen Solutions, which will create 100 jobs; -- Digital cable TV and telecommunications provider Cox Communications, which will expand by 87 jobs; and "We are very proud and fortunate to be based in Fairfax County. The depth, diversity and education of the available workforce, along with the business-friendly environment, made it an easy decision when we chose McLean as our headquarters location," said Mike Stolarik, QinetiQ North America's president and chief operating officer. "We now have three office locations and more than 1,100 employees living and working in Fairfax County, which is ideal in building and maintaining a solid, happy workforce." "We are very fortunate in Fairfax County that, during such a difficult economic environment, that companies -- and, quality companies -- are continuing to grow, create new jobs and expand the tax base," said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA.

Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., "one of the great economic success stories of our time." Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation's top-rated school system and library, park, public safety and human services that contribute to the quality of life of residents.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org) promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA maintains marketing offices in five important overseas business centers: Bangalore, Frankfurt, London, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

A list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in January, February and March of 2010 and are creating jobs in Fairfax County is at www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org.

SOURCE: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) CONTACT: FCEDA Alan Fogg, 703-790-0600 (o) 571-213-5065 (m) afogg@fceda.org Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

North America

Virginia INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Other Consumer

Technology

Other Technology

Professional Services

Consulting

Defense

Other Defense

Consumer SUBJECT CODE: Product/Service