Made In Fairfax

Made in Fairfax Makers

“Made in Fairfax” is an initiative by Fairfax County and participating partners to support small-scale production businesses and “makers” throughout the County. Entrepreneurs interested in locating or opening a small-scale production business can find information on resources, networking groups and marketing opportunities. Residents and visitors can also find nearby maker businesses they can support, by doing business locally. Learn more about the Made in Fairfax Network and business development resources that are available below.

Made in Fairfax Directory

Fairfax County is home to a wide range of “maker” businesses – from textiles, hardware, woodworking and metalworking to breweries and local food products. Made in Fairfax is composed of more than 125 local makers, from custom cookies and cake pops to handmade jewelry and furniture, there's something for everyone that's made in Fairfax! 


Made in Fairfax - Summer Profile Feature

In the summer of 2023, Fairfax County featured profiles of local makers that highlighted the individuals behind the brands and their extraordinary work. Follow the link below to view all the "Maker of the Week" profiles that were highlighted this summer.



The Made in Fairfax Network is composed of local makers, resource providers and organizations that can support the growth and development of maker businesses.


To build visibility for local makers, the Made in Fairfax Brand and logo have been developed to promote Fairfax County and the diverse range of small-scale production businesses.


Makers and small scale production businesses can access a variety of Business Development and Training and Education learning opportunities through Fairfax County and partner organizations.

AboutSmall Manufacturing Reasons List

Made in Fairfax, a program by the Community Revitalization Section of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development was developed to expand economic activity and build vibrant community centers throughout the County.

In 2018-2019, the County conducted a study evaluating the challenges and opportunities for small-scale production. View the result of the study for Small-Scale Production Initiative and read the recommendations from the full report below, as well as recent zoning changes, through the Zoning Modernization (Zmod) process to allow small-scale production in commercial zoning districts across the County.

Related Resources

Small Scale Production Report

Small Scale Production Zoning Changes

For More Information

To learn more about the Small-Scale Production Initiative and the “Made in Fairfax” programs email Doug Loescher at