Fairfax County saw 1,400 new jobs come to the area between April and June, thanks to 60 businesses expanding or opening new locations.
Nearly 400 of those jobs landed in the McLean-Tysons Corner area, according to the county's Economic Development Authority.
That breaks down to 56 new jobs and 291 jobs created through business expansion in Tysons and 41 new jobs from growing existing businesses in McLean.
Countywide, most of the 60 businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and seven are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America, according to a news release from the Economic Development Authority.
“It is most impressive for so many companies in Fairfax County to be hiring at this time,” Gerald L. Gordon, the authority's chief executive, said in a statement. “In the midst of federal budget issues and a generally slow economy, such growth speaks to the continuing diversification of the county’s economy and its core vitality.”
The new jobs in McLean are thanks to the investment firm Edward Jones, which added 30 jobs, and Fairfax-based MainStreet Bank, which added 11. News of the latter comes after MainStreet Bank was named the fifth least-profitable bank in the greater Washington area for the first quarter of this year.
The six new companies that landed in Tysons include the workspace-sharing venture UberOffices, which houses startups and is at capacity in its Rosslyn location, and WIPS Co., a global patent information service provider based in South Korea. Those businesses added seven and four jobs, respectively.
The two biggest expansions in Tysons Corner came from Patton Boggs International Law Firm, which added 78 jobs, and OBXtek, a disabled veteran-owned small business that provides IT services to the federal government, which added 65.
For the full list of all new and expanding companies that added a portion of the 1,400 jobs last quarter, click here to visit the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's website.