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.

And the Grand Prize trophy is now home at Smash'D Creamery!  It will be there till next year but the window display will...
12/19/2019

And the Grand Prize trophy is now home at Smash'D Creamery! It will be there till next year but the window display will not. Be sure to stop by 10427 North Street, #103 to see their window and trophy.

Need a gift for someone that enjoys food and drinks?  Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Food & Drink Gift Guide feat...
12/18/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Food & Drink Gift Guide

Need a gift for someone that enjoys food and drinks? Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Food & Drink Gift Guide featuring Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates, Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company, CupCakes & Beyond VA, Duck Donuts, High Side, Ornery Beer Company, Patriots Pub & Grill, and Tandoori Nights Fairfax.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/10/fooddrink/

Whether you need a gift for a foodie or one that prefers a stout, our Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Food & Drink Gift Guide is sure to make their holidays merry and bright! At Cameron’s C…

Congratulations to Tracy for winning the Fairfax City Elf Hunt raffle in support of Small Business Saturday.  She was ab...
12/17/2019

Congratulations to Tracy for winning the Fairfax City Elf Hunt raffle in support of Small Business Saturday. She was able to find elves at Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, Fairfax Surf Shop, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital, Joy Unlimited - www.joy-unlimited.com, Mobius Records, Ornery Beer Company, Pacers Running Fairfax, Tandoori Nights Fairfax, TITLE Boxing Club Fairfax, Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax.

We thank everyone for participating and supporting our city's business community!

Congratulations to Smash'D Creamery for winning the "Grand Prize" for the 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest! ...
12/17/2019

Congratulations to Smash'D Creamery for winning the "Grand Prize" for the 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest! Be sure to visit them at 10427 North Street, #103 to see the design before the end of the holiday season!

Congratulations to Fairfax Veterinary Hospital for winning the "People's Choice" award for the 2019 Holiday Window Decor...
12/16/2019

Congratulations to Fairfax Veterinary Hospital for winning the "People's Choice" award for the 2019 Holiday Window Decorating Contest! Didn't get a chance to view their window in person? Make sure to stop by at 10396 Willard Way.

Looking for the perfect gift guide for a person that loves the outdoors?  Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Outdoor ...
12/16/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Outdoor Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift guide for a person that loves the outdoors? Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Outdoor Gift Guide featuring Alpine Ski Shop Fairfax, Fairfax Surf Shop, and Pacers Running Fairfax.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/16/outdoor-2/

Have an adventurous friend or family member? Our Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Outdoor Gift Guide makes gift giving a breeze with ideas that are sure to please and just may inspire you to be an ad…

Sunday, December 15 is the last day to get out and find elves for the Fairfax City Elf Hunt.  There are 30 elves hidden ...
12/13/2019

Sunday, December 15 is the last day to get out and find elves for the Fairfax City Elf Hunt. There are 30 elves hidden throughout the city but you only need to find 10 to have your name entered into a drawing for a $250 prize just in time for the holidays. Don't have a card? Download it from our blog post https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/.

Participating businesses include ALOHA Mind Math Reading Writing, Fairfax, VA, Alpine Ski Shop Fairfax, Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates, Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company, Cinema Arts Theatre, Commonwealth Dry Goods, CupCakes & Beyond VA, Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, Dixer, DIY Scent Studio Perfumery, Duck Donuts, Epiphany Pilates, Fairfax Surf Shop, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital, Games & Comics Pair O'Dice, Ground Gaia, High Side, Huntington Learning Center Fairfax, VA - BrightMinds LLC, Joy Unlimited - www.joy-unlimited.com, Mara Hair And Mode Studio, Mobius Records, Ornery Beer Company, Pacers Running Fairfax, Paint Your Own Pottery, Fairfax, Patriots Pub & Grill, Tandoori Nights Fairfax, The Standard Barbershop, TITLE Boxing Club Fairfax, Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax, and Weber's Pet Supermarket

Congratulations to Jae Kim, MD Facial Plastic Surgery on their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration yesterday at...
12/12/2019

Congratulations to Jae Kim, MD Facial Plastic Surgery on their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration yesterday at 10721 Main Street, #205!

Did you miss the grand opening? Don't worry Jae Kim, MD Facial Plastic Surgery is offering a 10% discount on all services for local government employees, healthcare professionals, first responders, and military (active and veteran)!

Looking for a gift for the little learner in your life?  Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Education Gift Guide feat...
12/12/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Education Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for the little learner in your life? Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Education Gift Guide featuring ALOHA Mind Math Reading Writing, Fairfax, VA and Huntington Learning Center Fairfax, VA - BrightMinds LLC by clicking the link below.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/09/education/

Looking to give a gift other than a toy this holiday season? Our Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Educational Gift Guide is the perfect list for the little learner in your life. With ALOHA Mind Mat…

Need a chic and stylish gift this year that's guaranteed to not be returned?  Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Styl...
12/11/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Style & Beauty Gift Guide

Need a chic and stylish gift this year that's guaranteed to not be returned? Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Style & Beauty Gift Guide featuring Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, Mara Hair And Mode Studio, and The Standard Barbershop.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/09/fairfax-city-elf-hunt-style-beauty-gift-guide/

The holidays are right around the corner and that means now’s the time to find the perfect gift for the stylish and chic person on your list. With our Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Style &am…

Don't forget to join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Jae Kim, MD Facial Plastic Surgery at 10721 Main Str...
12/10/2019

Don't forget to join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Jae Kim, MD Facial Plastic Surgery at 10721 Main Street, #205 at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11.

We hope to see you there!

Picking the right experience gift is easy when you use our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Experience Gift Guide.  Click through...
12/10/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Experience Gift Guide

Picking the right experience gift is easy when you use our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Experience Gift Guide. Click through the link below for awesome gift ideas featuring Cinema Arts Theatre, Dixer Custom Tattooing, DIY Scent Studio Perfumery, Paint Your Own Pottery, Fairfax, and Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/09/experience/

Looking for a gift that will provide the best memories for the holiday season? Why not give an experience gift instead of buying more stuff? Our Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Experience Gift Guid…

This is the last week to find the elves hidden around Fairfax City businesses for the 2019 Small Business Saturday - Fai...
12/09/2019

This is the last week to find the elves hidden around Fairfax City businesses for the 2019 Small Business Saturday - Fairfax City Elf Hunt.

Don't have a Fairfax City Elf Hunt card? Be sure to download your card by clicking through our link.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Elf-Hunt-Card.pdf

Photos of the 2019 Holiday Window Decorating Contest are up!  Voting is open from now until Friday, December 13.  To cas...
12/09/2019

Photos of the 2019 Holiday Window Decorating Contest are up! Voting is open from now until Friday, December 13. To cast your vote, like the post for the business on the discussion board. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 16.

Click through the below link for photos of businesses.
https://www.facebook.com/events/736227150220076/?active_tab=discussion

#fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva #ffxcityholiday

The Great Dane sculpture at Victorian Square in Old Town Fairfax City supports shopping small and local!  Don't forget t...
12/07/2019

The Great Dane sculpture at Victorian Square in Old Town Fairfax City supports shopping small and local!

Don't forget to shop small this holiday season and also participate in our Fairfax City Elf Hunt. You can download the elf hunt card and win $250 just in time for the holiday's!

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Elf-Hunt-Card.pdf

12/06/2019
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The #fairfaxcityelfhunt cards keep coming in! Don't forget to visit participating Fairfax City business through Sunday, December 15 for your chance to win $250.

For details and to get your elf hunt card, click through the link below.
https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Elf-Hunt-Card.pdf

Got a four-legged friend on your holiday list?  We have the perfect gift guide for them.  Check out our Fairfax City Elf...
12/06/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Pet Gift Guide

Got a four-legged friend on your holiday list? We have the perfect gift guide for them. Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Pet Gift Guide featuring Fairfax Veterinary Hospital and Weber's Pet Supermarket by clicking the link below.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/05/petgiftguide/

Treat your furry four-legged friends to the perfect gift with our Fairfax City Elf Hunt – Pet Gift Guide. Whether you’re a dog lover or obsessed with cats, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital i…

Not sure what to get the person that has everything?  Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Unique Gift Guide blog post ...
12/05/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt Unique Gift Guide

Not sure what to get the person that has everything? Check out our Fairfax City Elf Hunt - Unique Gift Guide blog post featuring Commonwealth Dry Goods, Mobius Records, and Games & Comics Pair O'Dice.

Click through the link for gifts that are unexpected and interesting ! https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/05/uniquegiftguide/

Looking for unique gifts that are unexpected and interesting? You’ll love our Small Business Saturday, Fairfax City Elf Hunt unique holiday gift guide highlighting businesses located here in…

Don't forget to join us this evening at 6:00 pm in the work session room (#111) at city hall for our December meeting.  ...
12/04/2019

Don't forget to join us this evening at 6:00 pm in the work session room (#111) at city hall for our December meeting. The meeting is open to the public and provides a forum to discuss economic development projects, initiatives, and Fairfax City business community news and events.

12/03/2019
Ribbon Cutting Celebration Request | City of Fairfax, VA

We're committed to promoting, growing, and supporting our business community. To achieve this, we coordinate ribbon-cutting ceremonies to mark the opening, re-opening, or relocation of businesses. These celebrations provide a great opportunity to connect business owners with residents and visitors of the city and with the city at large.

To request a ribbon cutting ceremony, please click through the below link.

https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/economic-development/ribbon-cutting-celebration-request

The Economic Development Office, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority, is committed to promoting and growing our local business community. As part of our commitment to help create strong businesses, the EDO administers a number of ribbon cutting ceremonies, which provide for a grea...

We're ready to kickoff the holiday season with our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  Don't miss the deadlin...
12/03/2019
2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest

We're ready to kickoff the holiday season with our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Don't miss the deadline for signing up you business!

Click through for details on the program and deadline.
https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/15/holiday2019/

Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest! In our inaugural year, the contest encouraged businesses to decorate th…

We’re celebrating Small Business Saturday with our Welcome Station at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive.  Make sure t...
11/30/2019

We’re celebrating Small Business Saturday with our Welcome Station at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive. Make sure to stop by before 1:00 pm today!
#FairfaxCityElfHunt #fairfaxcity

It's Small Business Saturday.  Meet us at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm today to pic...
11/30/2019

It's Small Business Saturday. Meet us at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm today to pick up your elf hunt card, small treats, and Small Business Saturday Swag then visit all of our great small business! #FairfarCityElfHunt, #SmallBusinessSaturday, #ShopSmallFairfax

11/29/2019
Fairfax City Elf Hunt

Are you ready for our Small Business Saturday - Fairfax City Elf Hunt?

Start your Saturday off with us and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce by visiting us at our Welcome Station from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive. Pick up your elf hunt card, Small Business Saturday swag and enjoy small treats. We hope to see you there!

The secret is out, ALOHA Mind Math Reading Writing, Fairfax, VA, Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates, Dixer Custom Tattooing,a...
11/29/2019

The secret is out, ALOHA Mind Math Reading Writing, Fairfax, VA, Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates, Dixer Custom Tattooing,and DIY Scent Studio Perfumery are all participating in the Fairfax City Elf Hunt in support of Small Business Saturday.

See the full list of participating businesses by clicking the link below.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/

From all of us to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

From all of us to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving!

Fairfax City businesses, are you ready to transform your storefront window into a festive wonderland this holiday season...
11/27/2019
2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Fairfax City businesses, are you ready to transform your storefront window into a festive wonderland this holiday season?

Read all about how to participate in our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest by clicking the link below.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/15/holiday2019/

Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest! In our inaugural year, the contest encouraged businesses to decorate th…

We're getting over hump day by planning our strategy for the Fairfax City Elf Hunt.  There are 30 businesses participati...
11/27/2019

We're getting over hump day by planning our strategy for the Fairfax City Elf Hunt. There are 30 businesses participating including Duck Donuts, Fairfax Surf Shop, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital, High Side, and Patriots Pub & Grill.

See the full list of participating businesses by clicking through our link. https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/

The countdown is on for our Fairfax City Elf Hunt!  Make sure you stop by Games & Comics Pair O' Dice, Ground Gaia, Tand...
11/26/2019

The countdown is on for our Fairfax City Elf Hunt! Make sure you stop by Games & Comics Pair O' Dice, Ground Gaia, Tandoori Nights Fairfax, and TITLE Boxing Club Fairfax to try and find their elves.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/

The deliveries of the Fairfax City Elf Hunt elves continue!  Will you be able to find the elves hidden at Cinema Arts Th...
11/25/2019

The deliveries of the Fairfax City Elf Hunt elves continue! Will you be able to find the elves hidden at Cinema Arts Theatre, Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, Epiphany Pilates, and Mara Hair And Mode Studio?

Read all about how you can win $250 by finding 10 elves hidden in our business community by clicking the link below and don't forget to visit us on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to get your elf hunt card at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/

Fairfax City businesses it's time to get your candy cane decorations out!  Help us create a winter wonderland in the cit...
11/23/2019

Fairfax City businesses it's time to get your candy cane decorations out!

Help us create a winter wonderland in the city by decorating your store front windows for the holiday season. Read all about how you can participate in our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest by clicking the link below.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/15/holiday2019/

We've been busy delivering the Fairfax City Elf Hunt elves in anticipation of Small Business Saturday!  Will you be able...
11/22/2019

We've been busy delivering the Fairfax City Elf Hunt elves in anticipation of Small Business Saturday! Will you be able to find the elves at Paint Your Own Pottery, Fairfax, Commonwealth Dry Goods, Mobius Records, and The Standard Barbershop?

More participating businesses to follow!

#FairfaxCityElfHunt #ShopSmallFairfaxCity #LiveLifeConnected #FairfaxCity

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/

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