Economic Success

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-324-5171
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
Fairfax, VA 22035

Rebecca Moudry,
Director, Department of Economic Initiatives

New Business Starts

Indicator

Description: Fostering new businesses facilitates a culture of entrepreneurship and fuels economic growth. To grow and support this culture, the county must fully understand both the characteristics of the existing employment market and the pipelines needed for cultivating the workforce of the future.

Performance Measure: Number of New Business Starts – represents the total number of new businesses operating in Fairfax County that registered and obtained a Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax to the Department of Tax Administration (DTA) during the tax year.  Because BPOL is a self-reported tax, it may not provide a complete accumulation of total new business starts within the county.  Data may not include businesses that may operate within a residential dwelling and have not registered yet with DTA.

Data: Infographic – Business Professional and Occupational License

Interpretation: New business starts that have been self-reported to the Department of Tax Administration has been declining since 2014.

Source: Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration

New business starts graph

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