Loudoun County Economic Development

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Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county's business climate, we're ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whether you're a start-up or well-established player. We do this by: --Targeting key industries including information & communications technology, federal government contracting, data centers, aerospace, air cargo, life sciences and agriculture --Building our new and existing businesses with strong business assistance programs --Keeping up with the latest incentives and workforce training opportunities available to your business - and helping you take advantage of these opportunities.

Mission: To promote economic growth and opportunity by attracting targeted new businesses, supporting existing businesses, and cultivating our rural economy.

Operating as usual

12/25/2020
BENEFIT

The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear! 🎤🎄

Loudoun musicians donated their performances to this incredible music special! There’s still time to sing along and give Hope for the Holidays:

Join host Buddy Rizer in your living room on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm to experience this TV-style holiday music special!

Set in the decked-out Carriage Museum at Morven Park, BENEFIT Artists Juliana MacDowell, Michael Gauvreau, Mike Ault, Gary Smallwood, Jason Masi, Emma Rowley, @King St, Master Singers of Virginia, and Loudon County High School's String Quartet will perform holiday hits and classics. Proceeds raised will go to support charities serving children in need in Loudoun.

Make an online donation now at give.BENEFIT.live

📦 Local businesses are delivering joy to Loudoun!27 South Interiors, Misguided Angels, Now Movers and one very dedicated...
12/25/2020
This Year’s Holiday Heroes: Local Delivery Workers Bring the Season Home - Loudoun Now

📦 Local businesses are delivering joy to Loudoun!

27 South Interiors, Misguided Angels, Now Movers and one very dedicated UPS driver battled logistical challenges to create #LoudounPossible holiday experiences.

With the COVID-19 pandemic changing almost everything about the holiday season—from shopping to family gatherings—residents and local businesses are relying

After a challenging year, we're celebrating the innovation and determination of Loudoun businesses.We wish you a healthy...
12/24/2020

After a challenging year, we're celebrating the innovation and determination of Loudoun businesses.

We wish you a healthy holiday season and a bright 2021. ✨

Each ornament below represents a #LoudounPossible initiative from the past 12 months: http://bit.ly/2KM4j33

12/19/2020
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🎵🎄Less than one hour until this #LoudounPossible holiday special begins! Executive Director Buddy Rizer flexes his emcee skills with local musicians at Morven Park.

Tune in and share the Hope for the Holidays spirit! All funds raised will benefit Loudoun nonprofits that serve children.

Join host Buddy Rizer in your living room on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm EST to experience this TV-style holiday music special!

Set in the decked-out Carriage Museum at Morven Park, BENEFIT Artists Juliana MacDowell, Michael Gauvreau, Mike Ault, Gary Smallwood, Jason Masi, Emma Rowley, King St., Master Singers of Virginia, and Loudoun County High School's String Quartet will perform holiday hits and classics. Proceeds raised will go to support charities serving children in need in Loudoun.

Make an online donation now at give.BENEFIT.live

12/15/2020
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Feeling chilly? ❄️️Get ready to warm up this weekend with BENEFIT's Hope for the Holidays!

This TV-style music special will be hosted by our very own Buddy Rizer, with a fabulous lineup of Loudoun performers. Click the "Get Reminder" button to stream on Saturday at 7 p.m. All proceeds support local nonprofits serving children.

Join host Buddy Rizer in your living room on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm EST to experience this TV-style holiday music special!

Set in the decked-out Carriage Museum at Morven Park, BENEFIT Artists Juliana MacDowell, Michael Gauvreau, Mike Ault, Gary Smallwood, Jason Masi, Emma Rowley, King St., Master Singers of Virginia, and Loudoun County High School's String Quartet will perform holiday hits and classics. Proceeds raised will go to support charities serving children in need in Loudoun.

Make an online donation now at give.BENEFIT.live

"In Ashburn, we are able to support hyperscale growth as well as deep connectivity with our interconnection hub, providi...
12/15/2020
Cologix Launches Cloud-First Digital Infrastructure in Ashburn - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

"In Ashburn, we are able to support hyperscale growth as well as deep connectivity with our interconnection hub, providing a high performance, cost-effective alternative for cloud service providers and carriers along with a rich ecosystem," said Bill Fathers, Cologix, Inc.’s Chairman & CEO.

Cologix's new one million square-foot, 120 MW hyperscale edge cloud campus in Data Center Alley brings together massive scale, interconnection, next generation infrastructure requirements, a new peering hub and the ability for hyperscalers to design their own space.

Cologix breaks ground on new Cloud Campus in Ashburn, combining massive hyperscale edge capacity with highly-dense interconnection hub.

“This grant grew out of a need identified in the business community, and we’re very proud of the impact that this fundin...
12/09/2020
Loudoun County covers outdoor seating costs for dozens of businesses

“This grant grew out of a need identified in the business community, and we’re very proud of the impact that this funding will have, going into the colder months ahead,” stated Executive Directors Buddy Rizer.

The #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grants will reimburse or provide payment assistance to a total of 53 local businesses for modifications like heaters, fuel, and tents. https://bit.ly/2LlJEDk

The Loudoun County Economic Development Office announced Tuesday that 53 county businesses were awarded funds to upgrade outdoor seating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rugby is coming to Segra Field this March! Old Glory DC just released its 2021 schedule and season ticket offers — take ...
12/08/2020

Rugby is coming to Segra Field this March!

Old Glory DC just released its 2021 schedule and season ticket offers — take a look and tackle your holiday wish list! 🎟️

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The quest for the Major League Rugby championship shield begins! Join Old Glory DC for #MLR2021 🏆

Season 🎟️ » https://bit.ly/37IDynW
Full schedule 👉 https://bit.ly/39QIUjA

NEW: Loudoun County Board of Supervisors support 53 businesses with funds for qualifying purchases made to upgrade outdo...
12/08/2020
Loudoun County Defrays Outdoor Seating Costs for Dozens of Businesses - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

NEW: Loudoun County Board of Supervisors support 53 businesses with funds for qualifying purchases made to upgrade outdoor seating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This grant will help us tremendously, so we can continue service and operations during the winter months, as best as we can, without having to shut down," said Jan Kernan of Bleu Frog Vineyards.

More details about the grant and the County's ongoing efforts to help local businesses: https://bit.ly/37P3jTy

Outdoor seating expenses are reimbursed for 53 businesses, increasing the county’s total COVID-19 grant investment to nearly $11.8 million.

⏰ There's still time to register! Executive Director Buddy Rizer speaks at the Datacenter Dynamics DCD>Virginia event to...
12/01/2020
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⏰ There's still time to register! Executive Director Buddy Rizer speaks at the Datacenter Dynamics DCD>Virginia event tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The virtual conference brings together major players from the multi-tenant data center ecosystem to discuss the future of the colocation industry.

How are colo operators around the world keeping up with unprecedented demand for more MegaWatts?

Data. Devices. Data Centers. All have had a huge impact on our lives and none more so than in this upending year.On Thur...
12/01/2020

Data. Devices. Data Centers.

All have had a huge impact on our lives and none more so than in this upending year.

On Thursday, Executive Director Buddy Rizer and fellow speakers will reflect on data and technology, where we’ve been and where we are likely to go: https://www.hostinireland.com/globaldataevent

It’s #SmallBusinessSaturday! Are you headed out for some socially-distanced shopping? Or will you virtually visit Loudou...
11/28/2020

It’s #SmallBusinessSaturday! Are you headed out for some socially-distanced shopping? Or will you virtually visit Loudoun businesses?

Tell us your plans to #TakeLoudounHome for the holidays!

🌲🎁💡 Need ideas? View the holiday guide: www.TakeLoudounHome.com

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, we’re especially grateful for the creativity and determination that Loudoun businesses ha...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, we’re especially grateful for the creativity and determination that Loudoun businesses have shown — from pivoting to online sales in the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace, to taking #LoudounIsReady precautions for your well-being.

As we enter the holiday season, please keep local businesses in mind as you search for gift ideas!

Check out the #TakeLoudounHome for the Holidays Guide and get ready for Small Business Saturday: www.TakeLoudounHome.com

📸: Double 8 Alpaca Ranch, Shepherds Corner Farm, Yasmeen's Sassy Wreaths LLC, The Clay and Metal Loft

The application for the #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grant is live! Get started now at LoudounBusinessFund.org.Applic...
11/24/2020
Loudoun is Ready Outdoor Seating Grant

The application for the #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grant is live! Get started now at LoudounBusinessFund.org.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so timeliness does play a role in your consideration for funding. The application window will close when there are sufficient applications to process, given the total amount of funding available.

Eligible businesses can apply for $5,000 grants from Loudoun County. The application window opens on November 24 at 10 a.m.

Are you planning to apply for the #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grant? 🍴Today at 2 p.m., Assistant Director Colleen Ka...
11/23/2020

Are you planning to apply for the #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grant? 🍴

Today at 2 p.m., Assistant Director Colleen Kardasz provides an overview of the application process and required documents.

Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3lZKovb

The grant applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis so please join us this afternoon to plan ahead! The application will open tomorrow, November 24, at 10 a.m.

NEW: The #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grant application opens Tuesday at 10 a.m.: https://bit.ly/35J3HmKApproximately...
11/19/2020

NEW: The #LoudounIsReady Outdoor Seating Grant application opens Tuesday at 10 a.m.: https://bit.ly/35J3HmK

Approximately 50 Loudoun businesses will receive up to $5,000 each to offset the costs associated with outdoor seating, including tents, heating systems and heating fuel.

If you're planning to apply, we recommend reviewing the required documents at LoudounBusinessFund.org to prepare.

TODAY at 1 p.m. ➡️ Executive Director Buddy Rizer speaks about the state of the data center market at Bisnow's DICE USA ...
11/18/2020
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TODAY at 1 p.m. ➡️ Executive Director Buddy Rizer speaks about the state of the data center market at Bisnow's DICE USA Data Center Digital Summit.

Bisnow is excited to introduce DICE Digital Summits, an expansion of our virtual platform. Your digital ticket purchase includes 3+ hours of content which will also be available on-demand for 30 days after the event.

"We’ve brought in a lot of new customers this year and our customer base is what allows us to do what we love," says Cas...
11/14/2020
From paddock to table, Virginia family farm goes touch-free with PayPal QR Codes

"We’ve brought in a lot of new customers this year and our customer base is what allows us to do what we love," says Casey Wisch.

At Long Stone Farm, the Wisch family finds a #LoudounPossible balance between traditional farm practices and small business innovation.

“The pandemic has given people that extra push to come out to the farm. I think they have been excited to be purchasing food in a safe environment, and [they’re] excited that they are supporting us.”

When Long Stone Farm started losing revenue from their in-person store, owner Casey Wisch knew she needed to adapt. Hear how the farm used PayPal QR Codes to help increase sales and grow their customer base.

NEW: The 25-person limit on in-person gatherings will "apply to events such as weddings, but won’t impact schools or res...
11/14/2020
With COVID-19 cases rising, Northam adds new rules statewide

NEW: The 25-person limit on in-person gatherings will "apply to events such as weddings, but won’t impact schools or restaurant capacity."

"Under the new rules, all restaurants, breweries, wineries and other such establishments must close by midnight, and the on-site sale and consumption of alcohol is prohibited after 10 p.m."

Essential businesses are no longer exempt from the state health department's enforcement of social distancing measures.

Our team will continue to gather details for Loudoun businesses and provide an update early next week. Sign up to receive our emails: https://bit.ly/2UtXB3b

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday announced substantial new statewide restrictions on gatherings and certain businesses in an effort to slow rising COVID-19 cases and...

BREAKING: New statewide measures to contain COVID-19 will go into effect on Sunday at midnight.All in-person gatherings ...
11/13/2020
Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19

BREAKING: New statewide measures to contain COVID-19 will go into effect on Sunday at midnight.

All in-person gatherings will be limited to 25 individuals.

Please take note of strengthened enforcement within retail businesses and a 10 p.m. on-site alcohol curfew. Going forward, all restaurants and other dining establishments must close by midnight.

More details are available here: https://bit.ly/2UskdRE

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

“Many of Loudoun’s top employers have resumed hiring, and REV will help ensure that our workforce meets new demands with...
11/11/2020
Recently Unemployed? Earn up to $3,000 Towards High Demand Credentials - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

“Many of Loudoun’s top employers have resumed hiring, and REV will help ensure that our workforce meets new demands with an enhanced skillset,” said Workforce Development Manager Nancy Evanko.

“As students complete credentials and new degrees, the Loudoun Jobs Portal is available to identify their next opportunity.”

Students can receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree programs.

One of Loudoun County's 28 #Inc5000 companies has been acquired by GCOM. 🎉The 2020 Teknology team will continue its #Lou...
11/10/2020
GCOM acquires 20/20 Teknology, adds $20M in revenue - Albany Business Review

One of Loudoun County's 28 #Inc5000 companies has been acquired by GCOM. 🎉

The 2020 Teknology team will continue its #LoudounPossible operations, including the next-generation AI-driven Network Operations center.

The firm's strong performance throughout the economic crisis was a driving factor behind the acquisition.

GCOM has been hiring about 10 people per month this year. CEO Kamal Bherwani says the size of the senior leadership team has doubled in the last 12 months. There are about 400 full-time employees and another 350 consultants.

Students can receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree progr...
11/10/2020
Recently Unemployed? Earn up to $3,000 Towards High Demand Credentials - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Students can receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree programs at Northern Virginia Community College.

The new REV program provides tuition assistance to help recently unemployed workers earn credentials in high demand, high growth fields such as information technology, cybersecurity, engineering, allied health and the skilled trades.

Students can receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree programs.

"Loudoun County has not been immune to the effects of the pandemic, but the way county leaders responded to the crisis s...
11/09/2020
Loudoun County, Virginia - Ready for the new normal | Business View Magazine

"Loudoun County has not been immune to the effects of the pandemic, but the way county leaders responded to the crisis speaks to its ability to adapt," reports Business View Magazine.

Outreach to over 3,500 businesses informed the launch of new programs, including an $11 million relief fund.

Business View Magazine interviews Buddy Rizer, ED for Economic Development in Loudoun County, VA, as part of our focus on best practices – American counties.

“I'm really excited about this. I've been hoping for and dreaming about this my whole life. It's like winning the lotter...
11/08/2020
Moving on from Patowmack Farm, Chef Tarver King announces plans for new restaurant in Paeonian Springs

“I'm really excited about this. I've been hoping for and dreaming about this my whole life. It's like winning the lottery to be honest."

Chef Tarver King is opening a new culinary experience and B&B in Paeonian Springs, historically known for providing spring water that possessed healing properties.

The 2017 RAMMY Chef of the Year says the original restorative springs are still flowing and the water will be used in his cooking. Expansive gardens will be used for foraging.

Award-winning Chef Tarver King from the renowned Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville has announced his newest venture -- a destination restaurant on Old Waterford Road in Paeonian Springs.

On Thursday, hear directly from NOVA Community College students and regional education leaders at the Empower Bright Fut...
11/08/2020

On Thursday, hear directly from NOVA Community College students and regional education leaders at the Empower Bright Futures virtual event.

Executive Director Buddy Rizer will host the evening with speakers Senator Mark Warner, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Secretary of Education - Atif Qarni, Supervisor Pat Herrity and Dr. Anne Kress.

Register to attend: https://nova.video.rivetlogic.com/

Rethinking the office is #LoudounPossible. Whether that's greenfield development with enhanced ventilation, or a mixed-u...
11/06/2020
Loudoun County, Virginia - Ready for the new normal | Business View Magazine

Rethinking the office is #LoudounPossible.

Whether that's greenfield development with enhanced ventilation, or a mixed-use space adjacent to Metro (or both!), our team provides site selection, process assistance and Fast Track ombudsman work: https://bit.ly/3p4NBvu

Business View Magazine interviews Buddy Rizer, ED for Economic Development in Loudoun County, VA, as part of our focus on best practices – American counties.

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