Fairfax County in Northern Virginia has emerged as the innovation hub for technology companies in 2020 during the COVID-19 era. Leading companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Walmart Labs are expanding their operations to add investment, talent and innovative technology to the Northern Virginia robust ecosystem.  

The Israeli-American team at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, with an office in Tel Aviv and in Tysons, Virginia, is dedicated to work with the 30+ Israeli companies in Fairfax County to support their growth; including the North America HQ office of Israel Aerospace Industries, Amdocs, Armis Security, Avanan, Cellebrite, CYREN, Elbit Systems of America, Forescout Technologies, Mellanox Technologies, NICE Systems, Priority Software, and Verint Systems.   

With proximity to the U.S. government’s federal agencies, a talented workforce, top-rate universities, advanced infrastructure, and to three regional airports, more than 430 international companies are expanding their business operations in Fairfax County — even during challenging business conditions because of the COVID-19 situation. Strong sectors in Fairfax County include defense, aerospace, homeland security, cloud, data-centers, AI and cybersecurity. 

Northern Virginia’s cluster of government contractors, as well as federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Agency (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), offer potential business opportunities for Israeli companies to provide cutting-edge technology and partnership-driven models to reach the market. Areas such as UAV, sensors and video analytics for tactical surveillance, infrastructure, airports, and border security — together with mobility, automation and AI — are obtaining robust investment by the U.S. federal, state, and local governments, as well as from commercial sector companies.       

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, with its office in Tel Aviv, has developed a special program to enable Israeli companies to establish a presence in Northern Virginia to develop market reach quickly via business development, assistance with establishing partnerships and identifying resources, and with go-to-market media and marketing platforms.  With a direct flight from Tel Aviv to Washington Dulles International Airport and the Northern Virginia Technology Corridor, Israeli business executives have convenient access to the dynamic business community, sales and business development partners, government contractors, federal grants, and the talented regional workforce.     

For more information, please contact the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s Tel Aviv office.