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At the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, we're here to help build your business. 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.

"One source of tax revenue is still growing at record rates: data centers."In Loudoun County, Data Center Alley "account...
08/10/2020
Data Centers Only Bright Spot in Local Tax Revenue Forecast - Loudoun Now

"One source of tax revenue is still growing at record rates: data centers."

In Loudoun County, Data Center Alley "accounts for nearly $395 million in the current fiscal year’s $1.7 billion in local tax revenues."

By next year, "that number could be $130 million to $200 million higher yet."

Less than a month into the fiscal year, as is customary, supervisors on the county finance committee and county staff

TODAY: Virginia job seekers are invited to a statewide hiring event. Chat over text or video with 150 employers that are...
07/28/2020
Getting Virginia Back To Work Hiring Event - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

TODAY: Virginia job seekers are invited to a statewide hiring event. Chat over text or video with 150 employers that are ready to hire: https://bit.ly/2OR4WXV

Veteran Priority: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
All Virginians: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Hosted by the Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Career Works.

Job seekers can attend this virtual hiring event with 150 employers, hosted by Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Career Works.

Approximately 7,000 grants worth up to $10,000 each will be awarded to small businesses and nonprofits through the Rebui...
07/27/2020
Virginia Launches $70M 'Rebuild VA' Small Business Recovery Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Approximately 7,000 grants worth up to $10,000 each will be awarded to small businesses and nonprofits through the Rebuild VA fund.

The funds intend to offset operations impacted by COVID-19.

Read more about the application and eligible expenses: https://biz.loudoun.gov/2020/07/27/rebuild-va-grant/

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to approximately 7,000 small business applicants that meet the eligibility requirements.

Recently opened Row House is already immersed in the Loudoun community.“We love being able to see people and build relat...
07/25/2020
Row House fitness studio opens in Ashburn

Recently opened Row House is already immersed in the Loudoun community.

“We love being able to see people and build relationships,” said co-owner Ellen Carpe.

The fitness center sponsors Riverside High School’s crew team and is committed to the #LoudounIsReady pledge.

For local residents looking for a new form of exercise, a boutique fitness studio franchise opened last week in the Ashbrook Marketplace Shopping center across from Lidl.

The Barn at Willow Brook is leading the trend in micro weddings."Our goal has been to walk alongside each and every coup...
07/25/2020
Loudoun County Venues Embrace ‘Micro Weddings'

The Barn at Willow Brook is leading the trend in micro weddings.

"Our goal has been to walk alongside each and every couple to craft their day,” Willow Brook's Kelly Prince told NBC Washington. “The pandemic hasn’t changed that.”

Photographers and videographers are also proving that #LoudounIsReady by finding creative ways to serve couples who seek a more intimate celebration.

Each year, Loudoun weddings generate about $118 million for the local economy.

Caitlin Marcheschi and Ryan Madden planned on having their dream wedding this April at The Barn at Willow Brook in Loudoun County, Virginia. But like thousands of couples throughout the country, they had to postpone their big day because of COVID-19. “I think there were a lot of tears and Ryan was...

Tuesday’s hiring event will connect Virginia job seekers with 150 employers.Veteran Priority: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.All Virgini...
07/24/2020
Getting Virginia Back To Work Hiring Event - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Tuesday’s hiring event will connect Virginia job seekers with 150 employers.

Veteran Priority: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
All Virginians: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Register to attend: https://bit.ly/2OR4WXV

This virtual event is hosted by the Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Career Works.

Job seekers can attend this virtual hiring event with 150 employers, hosted by Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Career Works.

How are retail and hospitality businesses finding #LoudounPossible opportunities to adapt and reopen?On Thursday, Execut...
07/24/2020
Reopening Loudoun County

How are retail and hospitality businesses finding #LoudounPossible opportunities to adapt and reopen?

On Thursday, Executive Director Buddy Rizer and other local leaders discuss how public officials and restaurateurs are working together in Loudoun County.

REGISTER for this Bisnow webinar: https://bit.ly/2CxDTyr

Attend or sponsor our commercial real estate webinar in Washington DC: Reopening Loudoun County.

The demand for cloud services has brought a surge of new construction to Loudoun County.“It is just amazing the way that...
07/23/2020
Pandemic Spurs Data Center Construction Boom in Northern Virginia

The demand for cloud services has brought a surge of new construction to Loudoun County.

“It is just amazing the way that the data center industry has enabled us to continue to do what we do — all of us, at every level of business — and the way that we’ve kept education, public safety and all the webinars going,” Executive Director Buddy Rizer told Data Center Frontier.

“The continuity business has never been more important, and our data centers have really shown their importance during this time.”

Developers are racing to build more data centers in Northern Virginia to meet extraordinary demand for cloud computing.

"People shop at my store because they like my inventory, and I try to treat every single person with integrity," said No...
07/22/2020
‘Loudoun Shops Black’ Helps Find Black-Owned Businesses to Support - Loudoun Now

"People shop at my store because they like my inventory, and I try to treat every single person with integrity," said Nostalgia Boutique's Silas Redd.

“I do think it’s important, however, to highlight Black-owned and minority-owned business, because oftentimes they’re kind of overshadowed."

A new directory, Loudoun Shops Black, helps connect local shoppers with Black-owned businesses.

A new website, LoudounShopsBlack.com, is helping Loudouners find Black-owned businesses to support right here at home. In a time when

WEBINAR: Associate Director Colleen Kardasz will be among the panelists at this afternoon's Demo Day.The latest Smart Ci...
07/22/2020
Discussion on Innovation & Economic Development + DEMO DAY Start-up Pitches

WEBINAR: Associate Director Colleen Kardasz will be among the panelists at this afternoon's Demo Day.

The latest Smart City Works cohort will present solutions to tackle last-mile broadband, workforce retention, critical infrastructure resilience and more.

Join us for our Winter/Spring 2020 Demo Day + COVID Recovery + Energy Grid Venture Pitches + How We Rebuild Business in Local Communities

Loudoun County's open-air shopping centers, land availability and new outdoor seating processes allow businesses to adju...
07/21/2020
Loudoun County Benefiting From Its Lack Of Density But Concerned About Rising Cases Of Coronavirus

Loudoun County's open-air shopping centers, land availability and new outdoor seating processes allow businesses to adjust and continue operations.

"That increased flexibility is something we will continue to do as we want to reduce the number of barriers to success these businesses have," said Executive Director Buddy Rizer.

"We're doing things like letting them use sidewalks or blocking off parking spots or reducing parking numbers so they have room do this. There is a lot of that."

Retail owners and officials in Loudoun County say outdoor seating has been a major benefit, and they hope Virginia can avoid having to close restaurants again.

Beginning in mid-March, the Pandemic Data Center Response Team took a proactive approach to respond to this potential lo...
07/21/2020

Beginning in mid-March, the Pandemic Data Center Response Team took a proactive approach to respond to this potential long-term challenge: https://bit.ly/3fPE2vt

Chartered by Loudoun County Economic Development Authority, the response team leveraged leading industry groups to introduce the pandemic coordinator role, ask for emergent concerns and distribute information and assistance for issues that affect the industry as a whole.

07/18/2020
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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority seeks information from local business leaders about travel plans and policies.

Please respond to this 4-minute survey: https://bit.ly/32o6S1Q

Individual answers are confidential. The information gathered will give them insight into future travel forecasts and any actions the airports can take to help instill confidence.

"Loudoun County businesses have spent the last four months showing tremendous resilience and creativity in the face of t...
07/16/2020
From Food Pantries To Coronavirus Tests, Loudoun County Businesses Work To Support The Community And Beyond

"Loudoun County businesses have spent the last four months showing tremendous resilience and creativity in the face of these unprecedented challenges, working to not only serve the local community but the country as a whole."

Bisnow spotlights our business community's innovative efforts across sectors that demonstrate #LoudounIsReady. 💪🧡📈

Featured in the article: Aperiomics, ResourcePath, QTS, Google, Ashburn Ice House, Meatheads Grocery Delivery, Catoctin Creek, Cuisine Solutions, Bear Chase Brewing Company, Cheers Sports and Clyde's Willow Creek Farm.

How are Loudoun County businesses holding up during the coronavirus pandemic? What does the future look like for this Virginia county?

After his career as an Air Force computer programmer, Don Tiaga founded FedBiz IT Solutions with his wife, Nina. FedBiz ...
07/15/2020
Veterans in Business: Don Tiaga of FedBiz IT - Washington Business Journal

After his career as an Air Force computer programmer, Don Tiaga founded FedBiz IT Solutions with his wife, Nina.

FedBiz IT was recently awarded a 10-year contract worth $20 billion, demonstrating that it's #LoudounPossible to run a business that's both competitive and family-owned.

Nine years into his Air Force career as a heavy duty mechanic, Don Tiaga was told he had to report to a mandatory briefing. It was a meeting that would change his whole life’s trajectory.

More than $54 million in funding from The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will allow Loudoun County to contin...
07/14/2020
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority awards Loudoun County more than $54M toward reducing traffic congestion

More than $54 million in funding from The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will allow Loudoun County to continue connecting thoroughfares — improving commute times for local businesses and Loudoun's workforce.

Loudoun County was awarded more than $54 million on Thursday from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) as part of the authority's fiscal 2020-2025 Six Year Program.

There's no fee to apply for a temporary outdoor seating permit in Loudoun County."The quick response to our businesses e...
07/14/2020
Loudoun supervisors adopt new temporary outdoor seating permit process

There's no fee to apply for a temporary outdoor seating permit in Loudoun County.

"The quick response to our businesses economic situation during the pandemic has led to many businesses being able to open sooner, workers able to return to their jobs, and more customers to patron their favorite establishments safely," Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's Grafton deButts told Loudoun Times-Mirror.

#LoudounIsReady

Loudoun County businesses seeking temporary outdoor seating permits won't have to pay a fee for the application to do so.

Local business leaders are adapting operations with the #LoudounIsReady spirit at heart.A larger location, upgraded inte...
07/13/2020
Childcare Centers Prepare for Shift to Distance Learning Support - Loudoun Now

Local business leaders are adapting operations with the #LoudounIsReady spirit at heart.

A larger location, upgraded internet capacity, plus face masks and sanitized bins for each student will allow Kickers Sports & Martial Arts Complex to safety support distance learning for LCPS students.

Area childcare centers may be more popular than ever as parents scramble for help during a school year when their

Looking for an engaging staff development idea? 🤔💡 IT Cadre's Learning Luncheons serve two goals — connecting staff with...
07/10/2020

Looking for an engaging staff development idea? 🤔

💡 IT Cadre's Learning Luncheons serve two goals — connecting staff with community experts + supporting local restaurants!

Executive Director Buddy Rizer was honored with an invitation to discuss recovery resources and programs like Loudoun Is Ready. When you see the #LoudounIsReady seal, you can shop confidently knowing that a business has committed to follow the latest health and safety standards.

IT Cadre’s Learning Luncheon featured Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun Economic Development. We are very grateful and impressed with the speed that Loudoun Economic Development initiated programs to help Loudoun County businesses. Their Business and Resource Support provided real time updates and still is a valuable tool to get the latest information. Their support programs like the Loudoun County Jobs Board, E-commerce platform for local farmers – Loudoun Market Place, Business Interruption Fund – helping 1091 businesses with grants, Take Loudoun Home Program have all helped ease the burden that COVID has placed on our economy. Look for “Loudoun is Ready” signs in the community, an initiative they have started to assure the best health and safety practices are in place as we enter COVID-19 recovery. Thank you Buddy for an insightful and educating look into Loudoun.

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Executive Director Buddy Rizer will speak about #LoudounPossible resiliency, recovery and the new economic normal in thi...
07/07/2020

Executive Director Buddy Rizer will speak about #LoudounPossible resiliency, recovery and the new economic normal in this webinar hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Register to watch: https://bit.ly/2O3n6p4

Small businesses in the Town of Leesburg, Virginia have until Monday, July 13 at 11:59 p.m. to apply for the Leesburg Bu...
07/07/2020
Leesburg Business Infusion | Leesburg, VA

Small businesses in the Town of Leesburg, Virginia have until Monday, July 13 at 11:59 p.m. to apply for the Leesburg Business Infusion grant.

Grants will be awarded in $2,500 or $5,000 amounts to businesses with under 50 employees.

Additional eligibility criteria and a link to the application can be found here: https://bit.ly/3iAJgNb

The focus of the Leesburg Business Infusion Grant program (LBI) is to provide those local businesses currently facing the greatest financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis with an economic boost.

‪Jim Speros, founder of Velocity Wings Potomac Falls and Social House Kitchen & Tap - Ashburn, finds it #LoudounPossible...
07/05/2020
Owner of Velocity Wings, Social House to open taquería in Sterling

‪Jim Speros, founder of Velocity Wings Potomac Falls and Social House Kitchen & Tap - Ashburn, finds it #LoudounPossible to launch his newest restaurant.‬

‪“I wanted to open a taqueria for my next concept. It will be a sit-down restaurant [that] is edgy, funky and a little different,” Speros told Loudoun Times-Mirror.

Despite many challenges associated with opening a new restaurant during a pandemic, a local restaurateur plans to launch Locals Tacos & Tequila in the Great Falls Plaza in Potomac Falls

Ábaco Strategy has received U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certification.Ábaco is a professional services and i...
07/05/2020
Ábaco Strategy, LLC receives SBA 8(a) Certification

Ábaco Strategy has received U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certification.

Ábaco is a professional services and information technology company in Leesburg.

PRESS RELEASE: SBA 8(a) Certification Leesburg, VA, June 2020 Ábaco Strategy, LLC (Ábaco)is proud to announce its acceptance into the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business…

Congratulations to Chuck Kuhn of JK Moving Services, 2020 Loudoun Laurels honoree: https://bit.ly/2BvgkWxKuhn founded th...
07/04/2020
Socially distanced harvesting at Loudoun County’s JK Community Farm | WTOP

Congratulations to Chuck Kuhn of JK Moving Services, 2020 Loudoun Laurels honoree: https://bit.ly/2BvgkWx

Kuhn founded the largest independent moving company in North America, which is also one of Loudoun’s largest employers.

The award recognizes Kuhn’s commitment to preservation of the natural and historic resources of Loudoun, as well as philanthropic initiatives including JK Community Farm.

Purcellville, Virginia’s JK Community Farm has crops to get out of the ground and on their way to area food banks, but needs more volunteers in the field.

Happy Independence Day! What's on the grill this weekend?Pick up some water buffalo from this veteran-owned farm!Find fa...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day! What's on the grill this weekend?

Pick up some water buffalo from this veteran-owned farm!

Find farmers market locations + hours here: https://breezymeadowfarms.com

Or order from the Loudoun Farms Marketplace: https://loudounfarms.org/marketplace/

The next time you're looking to switch up your meat selection, try our water buffalo! Because the species has been domesticated for so long, the flavor is often compared to "beef with a hint of lamb." Bonus: It's the second-most nutritious red meat out there.

07/03/2020
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‪Is your rural business designing innovative solutions?

Loudoun County Farm Bureau, Inc. will distribute up to two Agriculture Innovation grants, each up to $5,000.

Apply by July 15 in one of these categories:

🧑‍🌾 Projects designed to improve or expand local agricultural production capabilities/consumer access

🧑‍🌾 General programs and/or projects that improve Loudoun’s agriculture industry

‪Details and application here: https://bit.ly/2D4IGqN

07/02/2020
CARES Act Grant Information | Leesburg, VA

Is your small business eligible for a Leesburg Business Infusion grant?

The Town of Leesburg, Virginia has dedicated a total of $3 million provided through the CARES Act to fund two tiers of town businesses:

✳️ Businesses with 2019 annual gross revenue between $25,000 and $100,000 are eligible to apply for a $2,500 grant, with approximately 200 grants available.

✳️ Businesses with 2019 annual gross revenue between $100,001 and $1,000,000 are eligible to apply for a $5,000 grant, with approximately 505 grants available.

Additional criteria and details can be found here: https://www.leesburgva.gov/CARESgrants

The application opens Monday, July 6 at 12 a.m. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 13 at 11:59 p.m.

The Town has received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). On June 9th the Leesburg Town Council took action to approve a spending plan for those funds that includes grant programs for both the Small Business and Non-profit communities. The statements ...

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