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Adult and Community Education (ACE)

ACE provides adult and community educational opportunities to the community in person and online for learners of all ages. From enrichment and test prep through trade an industry classes, professional development, and apprenticeship, business, language, and computer classes, ACE has something for you.

Arab American Chamber of Commerce

The Arab American Chamber of Commerce ® (AACC), located in Washington D.C., provides complete legal and commercial document certification services for U.S. manufacturers, exporters, businesses, and forwarders.

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association "AFCEA"

AFCEA is a professional association that connects people, ideas and solutions globally.


ArtsFairfax is the nonprofit designated as your local arts agency. We administer funding, services, and resources to expand support and access for all who contribute to and experience arts and culture in Fairfax.

Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to encourage, facilitate and support the economic growth and sustainability of the greater Washington area community by building bridges and serving as a resource for the AAPI business community.

Bailey's Crossroads Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation

The Bailey’s Crossroads Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation (BC7RC) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and promote the revitalization of the Bailey’s Crossroads and Seven Corners area within Fairfax County, Virginia.

Boots to Business

Boots to Business is business ownership training sponsored by SBA on military installations worldwide.

Breakout Capital

We’re working for small businesses every day, providing responsible working capital solutions tailored specifically for your business.

Celebrate Fairfax

Through events, placemaking, special initiatives, Celebrate Fairfax has been helping build a vibrant Fairfax County community since 1981. Our nonprofit hosts maker markets, local events that help organizations amplify missions and reach audiences.

Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Serving the business communities of the City of Fairfax and its "suburbs", we empower our members with the vision, leadership, and resources to achieve success, while contributing to the economic growth and quality of life in our business community.

City of Falls Church Economic Development

Supporting the businesses and development of the City of Falls Church.

CivStart Corp

CivStart is a nonprofit innovation hub with a mission is to build an honest and inclusive ecosystem of solutions that help local government leaders better serve their communities.

Community Business Partnership, Inc.

At CBP’s Business Finance Center, we make a difference in people’s lives by lending to promising small businesses that are unable to secure financing through traditional means.

Construction Industry Round Table

The Construction Industry Round Table, a network of leading design/construction firms in the U.S., seeks to inspire its members to be an innovative force creating a safe and sustainable quality of life for the future.

Convenience Distribution Association

The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States.

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Military and Veterans Services

DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC)

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce exists as an innovation gateway to create an environment where business leaders come together to create, develop and share ideas aimed at making the Dulles Region a center for both business and community growth.

EDG - Enterprise Development Group

EDG assists the start-up and expansion of minority and low to moderate income-owned businesses by providing access to credit, technical assistance, and training throughout the entire Washington DC Metro as well as Baltimore area.

Empower Women International

We empower women to succeed by providing business training and mentoring, supporting business growth, and building a market for products and services.

Fairfax City Economic Development

Fairfax City Economic Development helps businesses grow. Our office can help you find space for your business, create business development opportunities for expansion, and go through the technical process of getting your businesses licensed from start to finish. To learn more about our services visit and learn more about licensing and permitting at

Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services - Regulation and Licensing Branch

Issues licenses, permits and registrations for the following: Canvassers/Promoters/Solicitors, Charitable Entities, Going out of Business, Massage Establishments, Massage Therapists, Pawnbrokers, Precious Metals/Gems Dealers, Trespass Towing Operators, Taxicabs and Shared Mobility Device. Inspects taxicabs for safety and meter accuracy.

Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives

Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI) leverages county resources and develops policy recommendations to foster economic development and position Fairfax to be an economically competitive and prosperous community. It also works closely with small, local businesses to advise and guide them as they grow.

Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development

The primary purpose of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is to provide proposals, advice and assistance on land use, development review and zoning issues to those who make decisions on such issues in Fairfax County. The Department of Planning and Development consists of five areas: the Planning Division, the Zoning Evaluation Division, the Zoning Administration Division, the Community Revitalization Section and the Urban Centers Section.

DPD provides service to our customers from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration

The Department of Tax Administration (DTA) assesses and collects taxes and fees for Fairfax County including business tax, vehicle tax, and real estate tax.

Fairfax County Early Childhood Programs and Services – Become a Family Child Care Provider

Community Education and Provider Services provides information, assistance and support to individuals interested in becoming Fairfax County-permitted Family Child Care providers. CEPS offers ongoing training and support to Family Child Care providers currently permitted to operate a home-based childcare program in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is here to help businesses start, expand or relocate in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Farmers Markets Vendor Information

Fairfax County operates 10 farmers markets across Fairfax County under the Fairfax County Park Authority. Our mission is to provide residents access to locally grown products and create market opportunities for area farmers and food producers.

Fairfax County Green Business Partners Program

The Green Business Partners Program recognizes businesses that are actively engaging in or interested in sustainable business practices that advance climate action and will help create a carbon neutral economy.

Fairfax County Land Development Services Customer Experience Team

The Land Development Services Customer Experience Team is available to help residents and businesses through the various permitting processes.

Fairfax County Nonprofit & Religious Use Coordinator

The Nonprofit and Religious Use Coordinator guides organizations through the county’s zoning and permitting requirements for non-residential land development and construction.

Fairfax County Park Authority - Park Use Permits

If you would like to hold any activity that uses Park Authority Property for the purpose of generating revenue, you must apply for Business Activity License.

Fairfax County Public Library

Fairfax County Public Library offers free information resources, study and meeting space at 22 branches to help you plan, start and expand your business or nonprofit.

Fairfax County Supplier Diversity Program

Provides support, resources, and hosts workshops for prospective vendors, with a focus on facilitating the participation of small, woman-owned, and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses in Fairfax County’s procurement process.

Fairfax County Vendor Pitch Portal

Interested in doing business with Fairfax County? Connect with department staff buyers through the Vendor Pitch Portal!

Fairfax Founders Fund

The FFF is a grant and technical assistance program that provides grants of up to $50,000 to early-stage Fairfax County-based startups that are on a high-growth trajectory. Funds may be used to support companies’ commercialization and market entry.

Fairfax Law Foundation Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a non-profit public service of the Fairfax Bar Association to assist those who are able to pay normal attorney fees to locate legal representation.

Falls Church Chamber of Commerce

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping the business community in the greater Falls Church area grow and prosper.

FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are available in every middle and high school in Fairfax County. CTE provides students with opportunities to learn the tech applications of many occupations while preparing for post-secondary experiences.

Financial Empowerment Center - Britepaths Inc

The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) mission is to educate, empower, and move people towards financial stability in a trusted and non-judgmental environment, using industry expertise and community resources.

Frontier Kitchen

Frontier Kitchen is a business accelerator and incubator for the food and beverage industry. We have amazing kitchens, on site experts and an entire network of people, partners and technology to help you create a successful food company

Global Refuge (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)

For more than 80 years, Global Refuge has provided the resources, guidance, and community to help forge a way forward for New Americans. We’re committed to helping people reimagine the possibilities while providing a soft place to land.

Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce

Ranked as one of the Top 20 Chambers in the Metropolitan Region, the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce enhances the local business community by giving professionals an opportunity to get connected.

Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA)

Founded in 1984, The Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA) was established to bring businesses together for the betterment of the Merrifield area and provide an avenue for better marketing, networking and growth.

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Serving Western Fairfax County and the Dulles Corridor through networking, education, advocacy, and marketing events and programs.

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

GWHCC supports the economic development of the Greater Washington region by facilitating the success of the businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education and access to capital.


Halcyon accelerates the impact-driven future of business. We incubate and accelerate early-stage, high-growth ventures that are impact-driven (unite profit and purpose). We also offer funding vehicles to help founders scale their ventures.

Herndon Economic Development

The Town of Herndon’s Economic Development Department assists businesses of all sizes with site selection, navigation of town processes, business promotions, and events that celebrate and showcase the town’s commercial sector.

Innovation Law Clinic - Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University

Pro bono legal services - business/corporate, tax and intellectual property.

Jobs for the Future Lab and Ventures

JFFLabs is the innovation lab of Jobs for the Future, providing the infrastructure to bring solutions from ideation to national-scale social impact. JFFLabs Incubation offers a much-needed experience for innovators to design their ideas, pilot their operations, and scale into sustainable enterprises.

Kitchen of Purpose

Our Mission is to create opportunities for social and economic change through feeding, educating, and empowering the minds of the community.

Latino Economic Development Center

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) equips Latinos and other underserved communities with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities.

Locus (formerly VCC)

Locus is a community development financial institution (CDFI), which means we focus our lending activity in places where the capital system is not working for everyone. Whether it’s a small business, housing development, solar array, or neighborhood market, the projects we finance are making a real impact in communities where people live, work, and raise their families.

Made in Fairfax

“Made in Fairfax” is an initiative by Fairfax County and participating partners to support small-scale production businesses and “makers” throughout the County.

Maker Lab @ Herndon

The Maker Lab @ Herndon is a space designed for people who love to learn, discover, and explore. It's a place where you can learn new skills, work on fun projects, and connect with other makers in your community. Youth.

Maker Lab @ Pohick: The POD

Customers are encouraged to use the POD to engage with other community members, explore their own creativity, and learn new skills.

Maker Lab @ Sherwood: The TechLab

The TechLab is a combined workshop and classroom, where a variety of tools and classes allow visitors of all ages to learn with their hands.

Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) - Fairfax GMU

A space for individuals and businesses to release their full-potential, transform and achieve their goals. Collaborative atmosphere, strong camaraderie, and structured enterprise solutions to help you reach success.

Mason SBDC Regional Partnerships

Growing Northern Virginia's small business community with no-cost advice, training, and resources

Mason Small Business Development Center

The Mason SBDC provides no-cost business counseling, business workshops, and resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners located in Northern Virginia.

Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce

The Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce is your reliable ally in advancing economic growth and community well-being. Our Chamber brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, and community leaders with a common purpose.

National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater DC Chapter (NAWBO DC) -

For over 45 years, we’ve provided a nurturing community for women business owners to come together, learn and promote one another.

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

NVAR provides a variety of services, including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services and more.

Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce

To create an environment where Black Owned businesses in Northern Virginia can thrive.

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1925, as a Fairfax county-focused business advocacy organization, the Northern Virginia Chamber has grown into region's largest Chamber of Commerce, drawing members and impacting policy across the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Northern Virginia Community College Business Engagement Center

The Business Engagement Center at Northern Virginia Community College aims to connect area businesses with NOVA's talented students and alumni in an effort to drive family-sustaining employment and bolster the regional economy.

Northern Virginia Family Service - Escala Program

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community.

Northern Virginia Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce

We strive for a better business climate fostering economic growth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, on which you can build and grow your business. We represent the Americas, and we:
- Hablamos Español
- Parle Francais
- Falar Portuguese

Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center

Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center is a local program that assists individual residents of Fairfax County as well as existing Northern Virginia nonprofits. The intake for most of our programs is done through our partners and we should not be contacted directly for legal help. Nonprofit Law Foundation serving Northern Virginia's Existing Nonprofits seeking legal assistance.

Northern Virginia Technology Council - Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee

The Northern Virginia Technology Council connects, grows, educates and advocates for Northern Virginia’s innovative and entrepreneurial tech community.

NoVA Labs Makerspace

NoVA Labs is a volunteer-driven organization that provides creators, entrepreneurs and kids with the ability to access a host of amazing tools that inspire innovation, support local business growth, teach STEAM and build a community for hobbyists.

Old Town Fairfax Business Association

At the Old Town Fairfax Business Association (OTFBA), our mission is to promote a thriving economy that enhances Fairfax City’s quality of life and strengthens member businesses.

One Million Cups -Fairfax

A weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs over coffee and conversations.

Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce DC

The Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Metro Washington DC invites you to actively participate in our expanding community. Together, we can raise each other up to new heights of success and prosperity.

Real Food for Kids

Dismantling Barriers to Nutrition Equity for Children and Families


Refraction is an award-winning innovation hub and coworking space that provides mentoring, programs, and workspace for startups, high-growth companies, and investors.

Reston Community Center

Reston Community Center (RCC) brings the community together through enriching experiences in Arts and Culture, Offsite and Collaboration, Aquatics, Leisure and Learning, and Facility Rentals.

Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center

The Center serves multiple purposes and can accommodate group sizes from 5 to 500 or more people. All meeting spaces are comfortable and versatile. Facilities are clean, attractive, flexible and accessible, with outstanding technological features.

SBA Washington Metro Area District Office (WMADO)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an advocate for small business. SBA helps small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover. We provide access to counseling, mentoring, capital, and contracting expertise.


Since 1964, SCORE has helped over 11 million entrepreneurs start, grow or successfully exit a business through mentoring, resources and education.

Shop Made in Virginia - Old Town Alexandria

Shop Made in Virginia is dedicated to showcasing the talents of VA-based designers, artists, and makers.


Virginia Career Works – Northern is a team of private and public sector partners who share a common goal-to promote Northern Virginia economic prosperity and long-term growth.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council protects small business & promotes entrepreneurship. We strengthen the ecosystem for startups & biz success!

Smart City Works

Smart City Works is a non-profit focused on solving urban challenges through technology and innovation that fosters greater economic development.

South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

The South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (SFCC), a non-profit, is the only Chamber of Commerce exclusively for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals with interests in the southern part of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation

A non-profit focused on the revitalization of the Richmond Hwy Corridor in Fairfax County. Working with business owners, real estate developers, and community residents, we aim to increase the quality of life and vibrancy of the built environment.

Talent Up

The Talent Up Fairfax Fund is a workforce incentive program that matches jobseekers with Fairfax County employers seeking to quickly fill open jobs through funded paid-to-temp internship opportunities. Talent Up will help employers find qualified candidates to fill entry to midlevel open positions at your company. Talent Up will pay up to three months of wages for potential hires at your company.

The PARC at Tysons

The PARC at Tysons is designed to be a hub for placemaking and community building within the Tysons area and the entire Fairfax County community.

The Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia

Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, the WBC of Northern VA’s mission is to support women and other underserved populations of entrepreneurs start their businesses.

THRIVE Technical Assistance Grant Program

THRIVE is a technical assistance program dedicated to small business growth.

Town of Clifton

Clifton is an incorporated town located in southwestern Fairfax County, with an estimated land area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) and a population of 280.

Clifton is led by a mayor and a five-member town council. It is served by several citizen committees including a Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board.

Town of Vienna Economic Development Department

The Town’s Economic Development Department supports the growth of existing Vienna businesses (and aspiring businesses) as a liaison, adviser, path smoother, site finder, and marketing supporter.

Tysons Community Alliance

The Tysons Community Alliance (TCA) is an independent, non-profit community improvement organization committed to the ongoing transformation of Tysons, Virginia, into a vibrant, inclusive, globally attractive urban center.

Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Tysons Regional is a business/community organization that is focus on make “Connections that Matter”. The TRCC has opportunity hubs for its members to learn, grow and connect. Our monthly events cover the gamut of these opportunities for your success.

Veterans Business Outreach Center - Old Dominion University (ODUVBOC)

The Old Dominion University Veterans Business Outreach Center (ODUVBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services to eligible veterans who own or are considering starting a small business in Virginia and West Virginia.

Veterans Institute for Procurement

Provides training to Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business leaders.

Vienna Business Association (VBA)

The Vienna Business Association is the Greater Vienna Community Chamber of Commerce. We promote greater business opportunities and growth through professional development, networking and marketing opportunities.

Virginia APEX Accelerator (Procurement Technical Assistance Program)

Headquartered in Fairfax, with counselors throughout Virginia, we serve businesses in 80 jurisdictions. All counselors provide one-on-one advice to help businesses with government contracting at the Federal, State, and Local levels.

Virginia Business One Stop

Business One Stop provides resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to plan, develop and expand their businesses.

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber is the only advocate for Virginia’s entire business community. Our statewide membership of over 29,000 businesses includes Fortune 500 firms that ship worldwide and small family firms trading on Main Street.

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

We are Virginia's small business agency, and our mission is to provide education and assistance; economic opportunity; and access to capital to generate employment and economic growth for small businesses.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership - Export Virginia

Our mission is to increase the number of Virginia companies selling overseas and their volume of international business, year after year. We assist both new and experienced exporters enter new international markets.

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes and supports Hispanic businesses and professionals in Virginia, fostering economic growth, networking opportunities, and cultural exchange.

Virginia MBDA Business Center

The Virginia MBDA Business Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, and operated by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.

Virginia Restaurant Lodging Travel Association - Fairfax- Loudoun Chapter

The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association is proud to serve the hospitality and tourism industries of Greater Fairfax and Loudoun.

Virginia SBDC - Craft Beverage Assistance

Craft Beverage Assistance (CBA) program services are designed to promote sustainable growth and resilience among Virginia-based alcohol producers, from start-ups to established and expanding companies.

Virginia SBDC - Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP)

ICAP is focused on helping technology and innovation-driven startups during their entire commercialization journey - from ideation through funding and scaling.

Virginia Small Business Development Center International Business Development Program

The Virginia SBDC International Business Development Program works with Virginia based firms to enhance their global success. We provide confidential counseling, training, and customized research to help companies succeed internationally.

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s business and economic development financing arm.

Virginia Talent Accelerator Program

The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program provides world-class training and recruitment solutions that are fully customized to a company’s unique operations, equipment, standards, and culture.

Virginia Trade Show Program

In addition to our international market research and international travel assistance, VEDP offers a number of programs and grants to help Virginia companies grow their international sales.

Virginia Workforce Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (VWIEC)

The mission of VWIEC is to expand the capability and capacity of Virginia’s current and aspiring entrepreneurs to aid with economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virginia's Finest - VDACS

The classic Virginia's Finest® trademark identifies, differentiates and promotes top-quality Virginia agriculture and specialty food and beverage products.

Visit Fairfax

Destination Marketing Organization in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industries for Fairfax County.

Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF)

Established in 1987, Wacif’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, DC area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs. Wacif provides grants for profit business (with the exception of child care centers).

Women in Data

We are on a mission to increase diversity in data careers.

Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc.

The Workhouse Arts Foundation supports a vibrant arts center that offers engaging opportunities and inspiring experiences in visual and performing arts, education classes, historical perspective, community engagement, and personal enrichment.

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