The convergence of deep IT talent and a wealth of content producers provides fertile ground for the digital media industry in Fairfax County. Fast-growing start-ups and innovative established firms here create, inform, market and entertain. Fairfax County companies are routinely recognized for their excellence with Addy, AVA Digital, CINDY, Hermes, Telly and Webby awards. Exponential increases in the use of digital devices and services are fueling a major shift in how businesses and individuals connect and communicate. Fairfax County companies are at the center of this digital revolution.

We have access to more than a quarter-million workers in the field. Local colleges and universities provide us with 5,000 graduates who can change the digital media world.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes the county as a business and technology center that embraces growth and innovation. The FCEDA prides itself on its work with businesses of all kinds and sizes, and we are proud of the diverse and cosmopolitan business community that we have helped build. Worldwide in its efforts, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

We are delighted to present this Social Media Week independent event to showcase Fairfax County as a great location for digital media companies, all kinds of technology firms, and the employees who work for them.

Please contact us (Email: if we can help your business locate or expand in Fairfax County.

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority