Moving to Arlington, Virginia? Worried about employment and your general economic opportunity? Hopefully, you scoped out such things before making the big move, but in case you haven’t, here are some of the biggest five companies working in the Arlington region that employ a significant amount of the area’s residents. Rest assured, there are endless opportunities available and you’ll be feeling confident enough to look at Arlington Real Estate in no time. 

U.S. Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national security and the United States Armed Forces. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and other Department of Defense agencies have civilian positions in nearly 675 occupations. 


Safran is a supplier of choice in the aerospace and defense sectors. Their U.S. customer base includes federal, state, and local governments, all branches of the armed forces, airlines, cargo carriers, and many companies. Safran partners with manufacturers to support jetliner programs by Boeing and Airbus; business jets by Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Textron Aviation; as well as helicopters from Airbus, Bell, Sikorsky, and others. Its expertise encompasses a wide scope of systems and equipment. Safran provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services tailored to the quality, cost, and turnaround requirements in a highly competitive market. Additionally, the Group offers test cell engineering for aero-engines and other engineering services for the U.S. aerospace industry.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace, and security company that delivers a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions, and customer support services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, BAE Systems, Inc. in the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden, provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; produces specialized security and protection products; and designs, develops, produces, and provides service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems, and munitions.

CACI International

CACI International Inc (originally California Analysis Center, Inc., then Consolidated Analysis Center, Incorporated) is an American multinational professional services and information technology company headquartered in Northern Virginia. With deep expertise in joint and coalition interoperability, and advanced technologies for command and control, signals intelligence, cyberspace, and space-based communications, CACI is helping develop, mature, and field Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Across the Department of Defense, CACI is committed to realizing JADC2 as a vital component of 21st-century national security, writes CACI Senior Vice President for Technology and Solutions Peter Gallagher.

Pacific Architects and Engineers

Pacific Architects and Engineers is an American defense and government services contractor. Founded in 1955 by Edward Shay, it is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Since 2016 it has been owned by Platinum Equity. PAE is a major supplier of services to the U.S. Department of State.