Fairfax City Economic Development Authority

Fairfax City Economic Development Authority This is the official page for the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority
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The Fairfax City EDA fosters economic development to promote strong commercial revenue, sustainable jobs, and resources for residents by attracting, expanding, retaining, and supporting small business professionals, retailers, and hospitality. The EDA is an organization that promotes a vibrant, growing business environment for city residents. In addition, this supportive environment will assist businesses to start and grow in the city, which creates a strong and sustainable community. A core component of the EDA’s responsibilities involves attracting quality businesses to the City by making it easier to relocate and establish businesses within the city. The EDA is comprised of seven commissioners, independently appointed by the City Council for four year terms. Though a separate unit of government, the EDA works closely with Fairfax City Hall through the Director of Economic Development. The EDA believes in: -empowering local businesses -creating sustainable business growth -promoting community involvement through economic development -promoting honesty and integrity in the community -fostering close ties between people, business and government -the EDA supports new, existing, and prospective Fairfax City small business owners in professional services and retail.

Thank you to those businesses that have already submitted their information for our Shop Local, Shop in Place campaign! ...
05/19/2020

Thank you to those businesses that have already submitted their information for our Shop Local, Shop in Place campaign!

We've begun developing the website and to ensure that it is robust, we are asking all city businesses to submit their:

*Business Name
*Logo (PNG preferred)
*Address
*Website.

We will be pushing the Shop Local Shop in Place campaign with boosts on social media and Google advertisements to encourage residents and visitors to shop at Fairfax City businesses, discover city businesses they may not have known about, and to highlight the businesses that enrich our city.

To ensure your business is part of this campaign, email us your information at [email protected].

#shoplocal #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited

To support the Fairfax High School graduating seniors during the pandemic the City will be posting banners, signs, hangi...
05/18/2020

To support the Fairfax High School graduating seniors during the pandemic the City will be posting banners, signs, hanging pompoms, and turning the fountain on at Old Town Square in Fairfax High School colors.

If your business would also like to display your support, we are offering free "congratulation" signs to display in your business window. The signs are first-come, first serve and should be displayed from Friday, May 15 through Tuesday, June 15. To request your free sign, email us at [email protected]

#2020Graduates #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva

**📷 Social Photography Campaign **While the city continues to practice safe social distancing, we at Fairfax City’s Offi...
05/18/2020

**📷 Social Photography Campaign **
While the city continues to practice safe social distancing, we at Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development want to highlight our city businesses and how they are continuing to keep our Fairfax City communities together through creativity and solidarity.

We’ve asked city businesses to participate in a social distancing photography campaign by sending us a photo of their business and a quick note on what their working on or how their business can be supported by our communities at this time. To submit your photo and message email [email protected].

🐶 Affectionate Pet Care 🐱

"Affectionate Pet Care Center at 3851 Pickett Road is one of our essential businesses that has remained open throughout the pandemic. We provide open cage boarding, dog daycare, grooming, training, in-home dog walking and pet sitting services. From the onset of the pandemic we’ve implemented curbside check-in/check-out services, wear masks at all times, wash hands on the hour, disinfect surfaces on the hour and adapted social distancing as a company policy. We ask that everyone follow orders to keep distance during this time so that everyone can stay safe, get back to work, and travel as soon as possible. We look forward to having your dog vacation with us in the future!"

Sincerely – Amy Mercadante

Photo by Steven Meyer, Affectionate Pet Care Employee

#AffectionatePetCare #SocialPhotographyCampaign #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

05/16/2020
Weber's Pet Supermarket

📢Fairfax City Business COVID-19 Chat Series 💬
In honor of our businesses, we have started a Chat Series that allows us to meet with businesses one-on-one to discuss how their business has pivoted during the pandemic and to share their best practices with our business community and to provide inspiration during the crisis.

We had the pleasure speaking with Weber's Pet Supermarket!
To watch the video, please click the link below. Look under Local Resources and you will see "COVID-19 Business Chat Series." We hope you enjoy watching our videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCJLswU3So&feature=youtu.be

To help slow the spread of #COVID-19 and protect the community, the we have partnered with local manufacturer Sundog to ...
05/15/2020
Cloth Face Masks

To help slow the spread of #COVID-19 and protect the community, the we have partnered with local manufacturer Sundog to produce 500 cotton cloth masks for city businesses.

These mask for Fairfax City Businesses and are on a first come, first serve basis!

Check out our press release by clicking the link below!

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2020/05/14/facecoverings/

#FairfaxCityEDA #Mask #COVID19 #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community, the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority (EDA) is providing five free cloth face masks to Fairfax City businesses on a first-co…

🏦 Business Appreciation! We invite you to nominate a Fairfax City business! During the month of May, we’ll highlight the...
05/15/2020

🏦 Business Appreciation!
We invite you to nominate a Fairfax City business! During the month of May, we’ll highlight them on our social channels!
For more information on how to submit a business, click the link below.
https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2020/04/30/business-appreciation-month/

This weeks recognition goes to Patriots Pub & Grill! Thank you for helping the Fairfax City community! We to let you know that you are appreciated. Also, those who nominated your business have said that

"Patriots is the place you go if you want to feel welcome, and included. The food is great, the bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly. It's the kind of place you look forward to going to because of the people there, and it's a bonus that the food is so good, they have a clam chowder that you would be happy to enjoy at a very high end restaurant. They are the only reason we go into Fairfax City, but while being in Fairfax City, we tend to shop at other places, too."

"Patriots deeply cares about the community at all times. You are made to feel like family."

and much more! Thank you again Patriots Pub & Grill for creating such a great family environment for all who venture into you pub!

#PartiotsPubandGrill #BusinessAppreciation #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited

The Salon & Spa Relief Fund and Aveda have partnered to offer grants for salon and spa owners.  Grants range from $2,500...
05/15/2020

The Salon & Spa Relief Fund and Aveda have partnered to offer grants for salon and spa owners. Grants range from $2,500 to $5,000.

We have put this information on our site. This will be found under our Federal/ National Resources.

Click the link below for more information and to apply for the grant.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/covid19/

#NEWGRANT #SpaandSalons #FairfaxCityResources #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment #supportsmallbusiness #covid_19 #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva

Thank you to those businesses that have already submitted their information for our Shop Local Shop in Place campaign!  ...
05/14/2020

Thank you to those businesses that have already submitted their information for our Shop Local Shop in Place campaign!

We've begun developing the website and to ensure that it is robust, we are asking all city businesses to submit their business name, logo, address, and website.

We will be pushing the Shop Local Shop in Place campaign with boosts on social media and Google advertisements to encourage residents and visitors to shop at Fairfax City businesses, discover city businesses they may not have known about, and to highlight the businesses that enrich our city. To ensure your business is part of this campaign, email us your information at [email protected].

#shoplocal #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited

Our Feeding Fairfax City's Frontline initiative is still going strong! This initiative is designed to help our local res...
05/14/2020

Our Feeding Fairfax City's Frontline initiative is still going strong!

This initiative is designed to help our local restaurants succeed during this hectic time. We would like to purchase meals from your Fairfax City Restaurant for those working on our frontline!

Click the link below for more information and to sign your business up to participate in this great initiative.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/covid19/feeding-frontline/

#FeedingFairfaxCitysFrontline #fairfaxva #cityoffairfax #fairfaxcity #livelifeconnected #covid19 #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment #SupportingOurFairfaxCityFrontline

Way to go Belleza Lase Laser Spa for making the list for Best Med Spa in Northern Virginia! Are you searching for a plac...
05/14/2020

Way to go Belleza Lase Laser Spa for making the list for Best Med Spa in Northern Virginia!

Are you searching for a place to get your ears pierced or a laser hair removal service done? Look no further!! Belleza is currently closed due to the pandemic, but you can purchase a gift card to use at a later day!

Check out the link below for more information. Don't forget to congratulate the Belleza Team!

https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/style/beauty/2020/05/13/these-are-the-best-spas-in-northern-virginia-according-to-this-years-reader-poll/

#BesofNOVAMedSpa #BellezaLaseSpa #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

We want to share that our masks have been sent out to businesses who have already registered!We want to help drive the f...
05/13/2020

We want to share that our masks have been sent out to businesses who have already registered!

We want to help drive the fight against COVID-19 and support the businesses that make our city great by offering FREE masks to city businesses.

The masks are available while supplies last on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 5 face masks per business. Additionally, businesses must have a Fairfax City business license and be physically located in the city.

Please click the link below and register for the free face mask!

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2020/04/28/masks/

#Mask #COVID19 #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

Shop Local, Shop in place encourages residents and visitors to "Shop, Eat, Explore, and have Services in Place". We will...
05/13/2020

Shop Local, Shop in place encourages residents and visitors to "Shop, Eat, Explore, and have Services in Place".

We will be updating our interactive map to include information on how to generally support city businesses it will also include logos, backlinks, and contact information for each registered city business.

To have your business included, please send us the following information:
• Business Name
• Logo
• Address
• Website

Email us at [email protected]

#shoplocal #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited

05/12/2020

🥡🍔Takeout Tuesday! Try out our interactive map to see if your favorite restaurant is open.

Click the link below for our interactive map👇

http://ow.ly/USpL50zE03G

#TakeoutTuesday #shoplocal #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited #fairfaxcityeats #fairfaxva #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitytogo

🚨🚨🚨Please see this important update on Governor Northam’s announcement regarding Phase I Reopening in Northern Virginia....
05/11/2020

🚨🚨🚨Please see this important update on Governor Northam’s announcement regarding Phase I Reopening in Northern Virginia. More information will become available on Wednesday following the Governor’s next update. We will repost information here as it becomes available.🚨🚨🚨

City of Fairfax News: Northern Virginia to Move More Slowly into Phase 1; Details Forthcoming on Wednesday

Read it on the city website at http://ow.ly/VDXG50zDmrp

GRAB & GO banners are free and still available for Fairfax City Restaurants! If you have not yet received one for your F...
05/11/2020

GRAB & GO banners are free and still available for Fairfax City Restaurants!

If you have not yet received one for your Fairfax City Restaurant, please send us an email at [email protected]

For more information on what Fairfax City Businesses are still open/operating during this time, please click the link below.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/covid19/

#FairfaxCityEats #GrabandGo #Curbside #Pickup #Delivery #FairfaxVA #CityofFairfax #FairfaxEconomicDevelopmentAuthority #FairfaxCity

**📷 Social Photography Campaign **While the city continues to practice safe social distancing, we at Fairfax City’s Offi...
05/11/2020

**📷 Social Photography Campaign **

While the city continues to practice safe social distancing, we at Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development want to highlight our city businesses and how they are continuing to keep our Fairfax City communities together through creativity and solidarity.

We’ve asked city businesses to participate in a social distancing photography campaign by sending us a photo of their business and a quick note on what their working on or how their business can be supported by our communities at this time. To submit your photo and message email [email protected].

💼 Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC

"While the courts have been handling only emergency and essential matters I have been busy working on various Fairfax county bar associations with judges, attorneys, clerks, and other court players. From my office, I have helped to get information about the fairfax courts covid19 procedures out to attorneys and the public as well participated in efforts to get video and phone hearings done for as many matters as possible! While we’re practicing safe social distancing, we can provide services with a free phone or video consult."

Ann Thayer, Attorney &
Counselor at Law
The Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC

#LawOfficeofAnnThayer #SocialPhotographyCampaign #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

We want to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! Stay Safe everyone. #HappyMothersDay #StaySafe #LiveLifeConnected #fairfax...
05/10/2020

We want to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day!

Stay Safe everyone.

#HappyMothersDay #StaySafe #LiveLifeConnected #fairfaxva #cityoffairfax #fairfaxcity #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

Another great week of Feeding our Frontline! If you would like your business to participate in our Feeding Fairfax City'...
05/09/2020

Another great week of Feeding our Frontline!

If you would like your business to participate in our Feeding Fairfax City's Frontline, please sign up by clicking the link below👇
https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/covid19/feeding-frontline/

Our Feeding Fairfax City’s Frontline is a program that allows the City to purchase food from Fairfax City restaurants to feed those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

#feedingfairfaxcitysfrontline #fairfaxva #cityoffairfax #fairfaxcity #livelifeconnected #covid19 #fairfaxcityeconomicdevelopment

🏦 Business Appreciation! We invite you to nominate a Fairfax City business! During the month of May, we’ll highlight the...
05/08/2020

🏦 Business Appreciation!

We invite you to nominate a Fairfax City business! During the month of May, we’ll highlight them on our social channels!
For more information on how to submit a business, click the link below.
https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2020/04/30/business-appreciation-month/

We would like to recognize Main Street Child Development Center! They will be re-opening very soon, to help care for the children of essential workers on the frontlines. During this pandemic, child care is essential in rebuilding our economy. We want to say "Thank you" to Carol Lieske and her team of teachers and staff for taking care of our children and being on the frontline during this crazy time.

#BusinessAppreciation #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited

We are so excited to share this with you! Our Fairfax City Eats Blindfolded Challenge is still on! Please tag us and use...
05/08/2020

We are so excited to share this with you! Our Fairfax City Eats Blindfolded Challenge is still on!

Please tag us and use the #FairfaxCityEatsBlindfolded!

Our challenged was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine! Click the link below to read more!

https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/food/food-news/2020/05/04/fairfax-city-launches-blindfolded-meals-campaign-to-support-local-restaurants/

#TakeoutTuesday #fairfaxcityeatsblindfoldedchallenge #fairfaxcityopen4biz #fairfaxcityeats #fairfaxva #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitytogo

Our "Shop Local Shop in Place" initiative to encourage residents and visitors to "Shop, Eat, Explore, and have Services ...
05/08/2020

Our "Shop Local Shop in Place" initiative to encourage residents and visitors to "Shop, Eat, Explore, and have Services in Place". The update will not only include information on how to generally support city businesses it will also include logos, backlinks, and contact information for each registered city business.

To have your business included, please send us the following information:
• Business Name
• Logo
• Address
• Website

Email us at [email protected]

#shoplocal #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #livelifeconnected #fairfaxcitybizunited

Congratulations to FedWriters and Highlight for being recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce among fifty of the ...
05/07/2020

Congratulations to FedWriters and Highlight for being recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce among fifty of the fastest growing companies within the Commonwealth with the “Fantastic 50 Awards” program.

The program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is the only program that recognizes businesses on a statewide basis. The program highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of businesses within Virginia and we applaud FedWriters and Highlight for their contributions to the city and business community!

For a complete list of the “Fantastic 50 Awardees” visit https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/2020-virginias-fantastic-50/.

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Slowest day since opening and I have to hang out and also keep a full kitchen staff on for the 50 ppl coming in at 1030pm. Good Times.
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Congrats to Mamma Lucia Fair City Mall 🇺🇸 #LiveLifeConnected
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