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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.

Are you planning to apply for the next round of Loudoun County's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund?The application ope...
05/27/2020
COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Are you planning to apply for the next round of Loudoun County's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund?

The application opens June 3, but you can start on the required documents now! Download the Financial Form and IRS Form W-9 here: https://biz.loudoun.gov/loudoun-business-fund/

The fund will provide 400 randomly selected applicant businesses with a $5,000 grant.

Applicants must demonstrate the following criteria:

✔️ Have between zero and two W-2 employees (no limit on 1099 contractors).

✔️ Have less than $2.5 million in gross annual receipts.

✔️ Have at least a 25% loss in revenue that can be attributed to COVID-19.

✔️ Be a licensed and operational for-profit business in Loudoun County, Va.

If the applicant business received a grant from the COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund in the first or second rounds, they are not eligible to apply again.

The fund will open for applications at noon on June 3, 2020, and remain open for 72 hours, closing at noon on June 6, 2020.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an additional $2 million in grant funding for the COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund to support Loudoun businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This funding was allocated from the $36.1 million in federal funding made available t...

For the first time in over 25 years, the #LoudounFarmTour is going virtual! 👩‍🌾💻🚜Starting this weekend, an interactive m...
05/26/2020
Loudoun County’s Spring Farm Tour Goes Virtual - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

For the first time in over 25 years, the #LoudounFarmTour is going virtual! 👩‍🌾💻🚜

Starting this weekend, an interactive map with photos and videos from 14 Loudoun Farms will go live.

Educational activities and online shops will also be available!

The virtual farm tour, featuring 14 Loudoun County farms, is scheduled to go live at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning at LoudounFarms.org/FarmTour.

Thanks to Loudoun Times-Mirror for sharing an update on Loudoun County's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund.All 482 bus...
05/26/2020
Loudoun County commits $5.7M of CARES Act funding to replenish COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund

Thanks to Loudoun Times-Mirror for sharing an update on Loudoun County's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund.

All 482 businesses that were eligible but not previously selected will receive $7,500 grants.

Businesses with two or fewer W-2 employees may apply for the next round starting June 3. Grants in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to 400 small businesses.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved $5.7 million in additional grant funding for the COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund to support small businesses adversely impacted by the

05/25/2020
Visit Middleburg

Take a scenic drive through Loudoun County and visit this charming downtown with delicious eateries. Middleburg is always here for you, whether that’s online, curbside, or back in-store. #TakeLoudounHome

These are unprecedented times for Middleburg. As we face this new reality together, please know that Middleburg is always here for you, whether that’s online, curbside, or back in-store.

"Loudoun County will make $5,000 grants to 400 lucky small businesses with two or fewer employees, in a new round of Bus...
05/24/2020
Loudoun Announces Grants for Smallest Businesses - Loudoun Now

"Loudoun County will make $5,000 grants to 400 lucky small businesses with two or fewer employees, in a new round of Business Interruption Fund grants."

The application opens June 3. Loudoun Now covers details on the grant program and eligibility criteria:

Loudoun County will make $5,000 grants to 400 lucky small businesses with two or fewer employees, in a new round

Loudoun County commits an extra $5.7 million to COVID-19 business relief grants, ensuring that more than 1,000 #LoudounP...
05/22/2020
Loudoun Commits $5.7M of CARES Act Funding To Replenish COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Loudoun County commits an extra $5.7 million to COVID-19 business relief grants, ensuring that more than 1,000 #LoudounPossible businesses will benefit: https://bit.ly/2LPMWLV

This funding follows an initial round of applications for the Business Interruption Fund that distributed $1.4 million in grants to more than 200 randomly selected applicant businesses.

The second round of funding will devote $3.7 million to fully fund the first round, distributing grants of $7,500 to the remaining 475 eligible businesses that were not randomly selected in a drawing on May 8.

A third round of funding will be opened for new applications on June 3.

Loudoun's Business Interruption Fund will open for applications at noon on June 3, 2020, and remain open for 72 hours, closing at noon on June 6, 2020.

Does the forced shift to digital engagement present an opportunity to find new customers and find ways to deliver value ...
05/20/2020

Does the forced shift to digital engagement present an opportunity to find new customers and find ways to deliver value to existing ones? Are there new ways to engage in-person?

Learn how to develop marketing and social media campaigns that have true impact to your business at this webinar, presented by the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.

👉 Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3gdMu8v 👈

Assistant Director Colleen Kardasz will kick off the webinar tomorrow (May 21) at 2 p.m.

Panelists include:
- David Goldberg, President and CEO, Cadence Education
- Augie Ray, Vice President, Customer Experience, Gartner
- Benjamin Portman, President, Orpheus, Inc.

"You think about how COVID has affected the way we work and live, the biggest surge in demand has been for cloud service...
05/20/2020
Pandemic Has Put Leases On Pause, But Tech Demand Still Expected To Grow In D.C. Area

"You think about how COVID has affected the way we work and live, the biggest surge in demand has been for cloud services," Joe Ritchey told Bisnow.

Noting Loudoun County's high concentration of data centers, Ritchey continued, "I would not be surprised if firms like Amazon or other cloud-related companies in the years to come could be relocating to the CIT and The Hub site, or similar sites on the Silver Line corridor."

Office landlords and brokers see D.C.'s growing technology sector as another anchor that will make the market resilient through a recession.

Popular career education pathways like "installation, maintenance & repair, or health care ... are seeing the lowest job...
05/19/2020
Coronavirus, Economic Crisis Cloud Resurgence of Career Tech Ed.

Popular career education pathways like "installation, maintenance & repair, or health care ... are seeing the lowest job losses” in Virginia, says Northern Virginia Community College President Dr. Anne M. Kress.

Increased applications to health care programs means that NOVA is exploring more augmented reality options.

Career technical education has been on a roll lately, but educators fear that will change, as unemployment soars and some students are cut off from hands-on learning opportunities.

05/18/2020

📻 ICYMI: Last week on the 92.5 WINC FM Wake-Up Show, Executive Buddy Rizer outlined Loudoun's business response to COVID-19.

Click to connect to these resources: https://bit.ly/2zc9kwe

→ Information resources for businesses

→ Jobs portal for workers

→ Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown Marketplace to connect consumers and farmers

→ Listing of open restaurants, retail, and services on an interactive map

→ Business Interruption Fund grants

Loudoun businesses received $5,000 to $10,000 grants from the county's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund.“This grant f...
05/17/2020
Loudoun County disperses $1.4M to 201 small businesses | Virginia Business

Loudoun businesses received $5,000 to $10,000 grants from the county's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund.

“This grant funding is just one piece of the puzzle for Loudoun’s recovery, and we look forward to working with all businesses moving forward," said Executive Director Buddy Rizer.

Read more in Virginia Business:

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announced Friday it had dispersed approximately $1.4 million from the COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund to 201 small local businesses. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun County Economic Development Authority (EDA) establish...

Starting a new business in response to COVID-19 made perfect sense to local entrepreneurs Tom Hunt & Eddy Ndandula.“We w...
05/17/2020
Meatheads Offer Contact-Free Grocery Delivery - Loudoun Now

Starting a new business in response to COVID-19 made perfect sense to local entrepreneurs Tom Hunt & Eddy Ndandula.

“We want to serve the community," Ndandula told Loudoun Now.

Meatheads Grocery Delivery Service shops, delivers and disinfects each item. The team donates 10% of all proceeds to supply food banks.

For some, leaving the house to shop for groceries is not an option. For a couple gym buffs, it’s their

"I wanted to create the casual dining concept of the future that employed robotic cooking, no hoods, no raw product," sa...
05/17/2020
Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer Shares Plans for DC Taverns and "Resetting" the Bar Industry After Covid-19

"I wanted to create the casual dining concept of the future that employed robotic cooking, no hoods, no raw product," says Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer, who worked with Loudoun-based Cuisine Solutions to accomplish his vision.

"We put together the world’s best sous vide menu—72 hour short ribs and unbelievable quality proteins."

Also: a new vision for the hit reality show in the post-pandemic world.

Taco Zocalo expands to a new location, demonstrating that business growth and community resilience are #LoudounPossible....
05/16/2020
New Taco Zocalo location will open Friday in Ashburn

Taco Zocalo expands to a new location, demonstrating that business growth and community resilience are #LoudounPossible.

"Many unemployed restaurant workers who had lost their jobs because of COVID-19, and were desperately seeking work. So we decided to open,” Chef on Wheels told The Burn.

News | Ashburn Virginia

05/16/2020
Loud and Clear Rebrand Story

A homegrown firm blossoming into national reach? It's #LoudounPossible.

"As we continue to grow, we'll remain headquartered in Loudoun, and we'll continue to support the businesses that are growing here. That will always be a core value of ours."

Cheers to Loud and Clear Marketing, LLC for a successful rebrand!

“The closing of this deal shows the confidence that the market has in the future of the economy in Loudoun County and th...
05/14/2020
Buddy Rizer: In A Time of Uncertainty, A Display of Confidence at CIT - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

“The closing of this deal shows the confidence that the market has in the future of the economy in Loudoun County and the Dulles Technology Corridor."

The distinctive CIT building and the surrounding 26 acres straddling Loudoun and Fairfax Counties will be incorporated into the overall vision for a regional destination of office, retail and residential.

Executive Director Buddy Rizer shares insights on the deal: https://bit.ly/3bwqzFT

Today, Virginia announced that Origami Capital Partners has completed the process of purchasing the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) campus.

NEWS: Origami Capital Partners buys the CIT property on the Loudoun-Fairfax border for $47.35M, bringing Innovation Stat...
05/14/2020
Origami Capital affiliate to buy CIT campus - Washington Business Journal

NEWS: Origami Capital Partners buys the CIT property on the Loudoun-Fairfax border for $47.35M, bringing Innovation Station one step closer to being a premier transit-oriented development destination.

An affiliate of Origami Capital is acquiring the Center for Innovative Technology campus adjacent to its planned The Hub development and the Innovation Center Metro station near Herndon. Here's what it has in mind.

Looking for creative ways to promote your Loudoun business? Here are 4 free ideas:🚜 Join the #TakeLoudounHome campaign🎧 ...
05/14/2020
Four Free Marketing Tools to Help Your Loudoun Business Right Now - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Looking for creative ways to promote your Loudoun business? Here are 4 free ideas:

🚜 Join the #TakeLoudounHome campaign

🎧 Be a guest on the #LoudounPossible Pod

🛒 Sell local products on the online Marketplace

💼 Feature job openings on our board

In your business's time of need, Loudoun Economic Development is here to help with the resources that you need, including free marketing tools

"The grant from Loudoun County is pivotal to us. It ensures our headcount is maintained, and that the extended families ...
05/13/2020
Loudoun County Disperses $1.4M of Small Business Relief Grants - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

"The grant from Loudoun County is pivotal to us. It ensures our headcount is maintained, and that the extended families of our staff and customers are being taken care of."

Car Clinic Va is one of 201 recipients of the Business Interruption Fund: https://bit.ly/2zihtix

On Friday, Loudoun Economic Development completed the random selections for more than 200 Business Interruption Fund grants, totaling nearly $1.4 million.

Has your remote team been hacked, phished or Zoombombed? John Loveland is a renowned cyber expert with Verizon Business ...
05/13/2020
John Loveland of Verizon Business: Remote Work Technology Has Outpaced Security Protocols - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Has your remote team been hacked, phished or Zoombombed? John Loveland is a renowned cyber expert with Verizon Business and has the tools to protect your business and make your team more productive.

🔊 Hear Loveland's solutions on the latest #LoudounPossible Pod: https://bit.ly/3fLZAcI

Loveland highlighted the security struggles by popular video conferencing platform Zoom, which rose to prominence for its free service and slick interface.

05/12/2020

Loudoun Economic Development’s Buddy Rizer checked in with the @925wincfm Wake-Up Show to discuss Loudoun’s robust business response to the COVID-19 health crisis. 🎙 DYK @buddyrizer had a long career in radio before going into business development?

“In over 15 years of operating Woofie's in our hometown of Ashburn, we have never had to face the hurdles that we are cu...
05/12/2020
Loudoun County Disperses $1.4M of Small Business Relief Grants - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

“In over 15 years of operating Woofie's in our hometown of Ashburn, we have never had to face the hurdles that we are currently enduring with the COVID-19 crisis,” said Owner Amy Reed.

“This grant will help us tremendously as we work to get past these struggles and re-emerge as an even stronger member of the Loudoun business community."

On Friday, Loudoun Economic Development completed the random selections for more than 200 Business Interruption Fund grants, totaling nearly $1.4 million.

Executive Director Buddy Rizer speaks to GAM Graphics and Marketing Magazine about how the department's full-service mod...
05/12/2020

Executive Director Buddy Rizer speaks to GAM Graphics and Marketing Magazine about how the department's full-service model has focused on connecting and supporting businesses since the onset of COVID-19.

Rizer also explains what to expect as we prepare for recovery:

"In addition to our business development goals, we plan to expand our workforce development programming, focused on connecting talented people with open positions."

Read the full interview: https://bit.ly/2zwSAjn

“The number one day of the year for phone calls is Mother’s Day," says Alex Doyle of Verizon Business. "Literally, every...
05/12/2020
Alex Doyle of Verizon Business: Every COVID-19 Day is Twice the Call Volume of Mother's Day - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

“The number one day of the year for phone calls is Mother’s Day," says Alex Doyle of Verizon Business. "Literally, every day now is two times that of Mother’s Day.”

One of Loudoun County's top employers shares how reliance on the network has changed in the era of social distancing, enabling CIOs across the country to accelerate business continuity planning.

"What is remarkable to me is how quickly organizations have been able to transition to remote work.”

Doyle: The number one day of the year for phone calls is Mother’s Day. Everybody calls on Mother’s Day and every day now is two times that of Mother’s Day.

"I quickly created an online shop which I’m slowly adding to, but mainly I thought about how the shop would be most usef...
05/11/2020
Retail Therapy: Owner of Waterford-based The Corner Store talks shop

"I quickly created an online shop which I’m slowly adding to, but mainly I thought about how the shop would be most useful to the community."

Sarah Holway describes how The Corner Store's business strategy has evolved.

In addition to entering e-commerce, the Waterford shop pivoted from a local gathering place to a pick-up location for farm-fresh produce and grains.

In the wake of the global pandemic, Sarah Holway is approaching business with a laissez-faire attitude that puts community first.

“In a time of great uncertainty for how we will adapt and survive through this pandemic, receiving this grant from the c...
05/09/2020
Loudoun County Disperses $1.4M of Small Business Relief Grants - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

“In a time of great uncertainty for how we will adapt and survive through this pandemic, receiving this grant from the county makes a huge difference." - Sten Sellier, Beltway Brewing Company

Loudoun County sends a lifeline to 201 businesses with $1.4 million in business relief grants: https://bit.ly/2zihtix

On Friday, Loudoun Economic Development completed the random selections for more than 200 Business Interruption Fund grants, totaling nearly $1.4 million.

The official list of 200+ Loudoun businesses receiving a grant from the county's Business Interruption Fund is now avail...
05/08/2020
COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

The official list of 200+ Loudoun businesses receiving a grant from the county's Business Interruption Fund is now available: LoudounBusinessFund.org

The fund was designed to disperse a total of $1.4 million in $5,000-$10,000 increments to Loudoun businesses adversely affected by the novel coronavirus. The Business Interruption Fund is intended as one piece of the county’s overall small business support during this trying time.

Additional resources and funding opportunities are listed on our website: https://biz.loudoun.gov/business-resources-financial/

Applications are in and certified for Loudoun’s COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund. Our Executive Director Buddy Rizer will draw the application numbers for the grant recipients and announce them live. WATCH:

05/08/2020

Applications are in and certified for Loudoun’s COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund. Our Executive Director Buddy Rizer will draw the application numbers for the grant recipients and announce them live. WATCH:

More than 200 businesses will receive a total of $1.4 million from the Business Interruption Fund.The selection will be ...
05/08/2020
What to Expect Next With Loudoun's COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

More than 200 businesses will receive a total of $1.4 million from the Business Interruption Fund.

The selection will be streamed on Facebook Live this afternoon, and also broadcast live on Loudoun.gov, Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40.

Here's everything you need to know about the fund so far and where it goes from here: https://bit.ly/3ch4Q60

Loudoun's Business Interruption Fund process enters its final phase on Friday with a random drawing from the list of certified eligible applicants.

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43777 Central Station Dr, 3rd Floor
Ashburn, VA
20147

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SO HAPPY to share our expansion plans in LoCo! Pets in Leesburg are barking and meowing happily that Woofie's is comin' to town!
Apollo, an Alpaca from Butterfly Hill Farm, charming the bride and groom at a local wedding. Picture featured on the inside back cover of the latest issue of The Knot. Photo by Rebekah J. Murray.
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What was the outcome of this? I wish I'd have been aware sooner. (no fault of yours)