List of companies headquartered in Northern Virginia

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Tysons Corner has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than Washington, D.C.[1]
Many of the region's non-profit organizations are based in Arlington.

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.


Numbers denote Fortune 500 ranking.[2]


Consumer goods[edit]

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




Capital One notably acquired and renamed Chevy Chase Bank, the largest bank branch and ATM network in the D.C. area.

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.



The Consumer Electronics Show is organized by Consumer Electronics Association.

Professional/trade organizations

Think tanks[edit]




PBS bills itself as 'America’s Largest Classroom'

Foreign companies[edit]

Volkswagen Group of America handles the North American operations of Volkswagen and Volkswagen-owned luxury marques Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini.

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


America Online was headquartered in Northern Virginia during the company's heyday in the 1990s.


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