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. Numbers denote Fortune 500 ranking.[2]

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 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




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

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

Law and business[edit]


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

Real estate and hospitality[edit]



Non-profit companies and organizations[edit]

The Consumer Electronics Show is organized by Consumer Electronics Association
Sesame Street, one of the most well-known TV shows on PBS

Professional/trade organizations

Think tanks


Foreign companies[edit]

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



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