List of companies headquartered in Northern Virginia

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Tysons Corner has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than Washington, D.C.[1]

This is a list of notable companies headquartered in Northern Virginia. The majority of the following companies are located in Fairfax County, the most populous jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, the state, and the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Companies with a McLean or Vienna address are often located in Tysons Corner; "Tysons Corner" was not available as a postal address until 2011.


Consumer goods[edit]

M&M's, one of several lines of snacks made by Mars, Incorporated




Capital One tower will be the tallest office building in the D.C. area upon completion.

Government contractors[edit]

The General Dynamics F-16, originally designed in the 1970s, is still in use by air forces around the world.
Northrop Grumman is the primary contractor for the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.

Government contracting companies (including defense contracting companies) may be involved in various fields, such as financial services, healthcare, information technology, mercenaries, science, and space technology, sometimes all within the same company. Some of the following companies may only derive a minority of their income from government contracting, but are listed here for organizational purposes.

Internet technology and software[edit]

.com is one of several top-level domains operated by Verisign.


Gannett Company is the largest newspaper publisher in the nation, and the largest owner of CBS and NBC affiliate TV stations.

Professional services[edit]

Real estate and hospitality[edit]

Hilton Worldwide manages over 750,000 hotel rooms.



Many of the region's non-profit organizations are based in Arlington.

Professional/trade organizations

Think tanks[edit]




Foreign companies[edit]

Intelsat's administrative headquarters in Tysons

These are companies based outside the U.S. with a division headquartered in Northern Virginia.


America Online was known for its unconventional marketing techniques.

America Online was headquartered in Northern Virginia during the company's Internet service provider heyday in the 1990s. In the 2000s several Fortune 500 companies relocated from California to Northern Virginia, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Northrop Grumman, and Science Applications International Corporation.

Active companies formerly headquartered in the region include AOL, Sallie Mae, Sigarms Inc., and US Airways. Defunct companies that were headquartered in the region include BearingPoint, Braddock Dunn & McDonald, Capital Airlines, Erol's, GeoEye, Hecht's, MCI Inc., Mobil, Mythic Entertainment, Nextel, Proxicom, PSINet, TechAmerica, TerreStar Corporation, UUNET, and Voxant.


  1. ^ O'Connell, Jonathan. "Tysons to D.C.: How's life as our suburb?". The Washington Post.

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