Guidehouse, a management consulting company with clients around the world, will establish its global headquarters in Fairfax County, producing more than 900 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.
The company will invest $12.7 million in a campus at 1676 International Drive in McLean, where 1,550 people will work at full capacity. Virginia competed with Maryland and Washington, D.C., for the project.
“Virginia continues to attract industry-leading global companies like Guidehouse,” Northam said in a statement. “Our combination of world-class talent, stable business climate and competitive operating costs has resulted in a diversified ecosystem of more than 800 corporate headquarters. Guidehouse is in great company, and we are proud to welcome them to Fairfax County.”
Owned by Veritas Capital, Guidehouse employs more than 9,000 people in more than 50 locations around the world and works in public and commercial markets, providing advisory, consulting, outsourcing and digital services in management, technology and risk consulting.
“Guidehouse is proud to announce our new corporate headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district,” CEO Scott McIntyre said in a statement. “This move will allow us to best accommodate growth, serve our people and clients, and attract talent. Virginia offers a highly skilled workforce and business-friendly climate, making it an ideal location for Guidehouse’s future.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the county’s economic development authority to secure the project, and the state will support job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company also is eligible to receive benefits from the major business facility job tax credit for new, full-time jobs.