Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority FCEDA assists existing and new Fairfax County businesses by locating space, providing market information, connecting investors, and other business services.
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The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County as one of the world's best business locations. The FCEDA has three marketing divisions -- National, International, and Business Diversity -- that work with companies interested in starting, expanding and relocating businesses to Fairfax County. The FCEDA also has market intelligence, real estate services and communications divisions. Business growth helps Fairfax County fund public services such as a top-ranked public school system that improve the quality of life. Fairfax County offers a well-educated workforce, diverse real estate opportunities, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, and a business community based on technology and professional services. By any measure, the FCEDA has been successful in its efforts to promote Fairfax County as a business location. In 2007, a Time magazine columnist called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” In 2005, Site Selection magazine named the FCEDA one of the top 10 economic development groups in North America. All funding for the FCEDA comes from the Fairfax County General Fund. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County's largest business district, the FCEDA has permanent offices in Bangalore, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Seoul and Tel Aviv to assist with the marketing effort and handle the increasing number of international companies interested in establishing operations on the east coast of the U.S. How can we help you start, expand or relocate your business in Fairfax County? Please contact us to find out how your company can be part of our dynamic community.

Mission: "To promote the competitive advantages of Fairfax County and influence the growth of a diverse and innovative ecosystem that enhances the tax base, creates demand for commercial space, and supports an extraordinary and equitable quality of life across Fairfax County."

Operating as usual

Greater Washington Partnership launched an effort to explore how the region can build a world-class commuter rail system...
09/07/2020
Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

Greater Washington Partnership launched an effort to explore how the region can build a world-class commuter rail system connecting Maryland, Virginia + D.C. within 25 years.

The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can build a world-class commuter rail system connecting Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia within 25

Fourteen Fairfax County-area employers placed in “Forbes America’s Best Employers by State 2020” in Virginia — as judged...
09/01/2020
America's Best Employers By State 2020

Fourteen Fairfax County-area employers placed in “Forbes America’s Best Employers by State 2020” in Virginia — as judged by employees themselves.

The local employers:
10: Capital One
13: Navy Federal Credit Union
14: Inova Health System
21: Fairfax County Government
31: Fairfax County Public Schools
55: SAIC
64: Hilton Newsroom
70: Booz Allen Hamilton
71: CGI
73: General Dynamics
78: Peraton
83: AMERICAN SYSTEMS
87: Leidos
100: ICF

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in our first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state.

High-rise housing is often portrayed as places for the young and childless. Housing for transient young adults before th...
08/31/2020
Why more and more families in Tysons are calling high-rises home

High-rise housing is often portrayed as places for the young and childless. Housing for transient young adults before they move out to the suburbs to start families. But Tysons shows that this stereotype leaves out a large number of families who live in high-rises.

High-rise housing is often portrayed as places for the young and childless. Housing for transient young adults before they move out to the suburbs to start families. But Tysons shows that this stereotype leaves out a large number of families who live in high-rises.

This week, George Mason University welcomed its largest and most diverse group of new students in university history.Mas...
08/28/2020
Mason welcomes largest, most diverse group of new students for Fall 2020 | George Mason

This week, George Mason University welcomed its largest and most diverse group of new students in university history.

Mason welcomed 6,589 new undergraduates on its second day of classes, and 54.9% of the institution’s new freshmen come from traditionally underrepresented groups.

News at Mason Mason welcomes largest, most diverse group of new students for Fall 2020 August 27, 2020   /   by Preston Williams See All News Latest News All RSS Safe Return to Campus: Six feet for the win August 28, 2020 Incoming freshman Taurus Patterson picked Mason as a “second home” for h...

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia companies dominate the annual Inc. Magazine 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growi...
08/19/2020
113 Fairfax County-based firms – and 199 in Northern Virginia region – make 2020 Inc. 5000 list | Fairfax County EDA

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia companies dominate the annual Inc. Magazine 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately-owned companies.

This year, Fairfax County is home to 113 firms, while the Northern Virginia region is home to 199 companies on the list.

Fairfax County accounts for 57 percent of the listed companies in Northern Virginia and 40 percent of all Virginia companies on the Inc. 5000 list.

Statewide, the 280 Virginia companies on the Inc. 5000 list had a median growth rate of 165 percent and brought in $13.9 billion in total revenue, with 22,053 employees, according to the media outlet.

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia companies dominate the annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately-owned companies. This year, Fairfax County is home to 113 firms, while the Northern […]

Located minutes from Washington, DC, what characterizes Northern Virginia is tech that matters: the apps and systems tha...
08/17/2020
Sponsored post: A tech hub for the public good? Developing technology that matters in Northern Virginia

Located minutes from Washington, DC, what characterizes Northern Virginia is tech that matters: the apps and systems that meet the people’s needs rather than the market’s demands, working closely with the public sector to make a difference in the lives of everyday Americans.

“What’s next?” is a question on everyone’s minds right now. COVID-19 flipped the table, turning 2020 into the year of uncertainty. If you recently graduated from college, were laid off by your company, moved across state lines to escape a virus hotspot — or, simply, if the world turning up...

08/13/2020
Innovation in Fairfax County: Senseware

Amid concerns about re-opening businesses and schools safely, Senseware, a Tysons-based Internet of Things company, has developed technology that provides continuous air quality monitoring usable as an early-warning system to detect the presence of an airborne biological threat and if ventilation dead zones exist that are ripe for virus contagion.

"Real-time visibility of the unseen indoor environmental conditions is crucial, especially measures that focus on improving air quality," said Serene Al-Momen, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Senseware. "Businesses and schools cannot control whether the virus enters the building, but they can take responsibility in optimizing their facilities to remove dead zone conditions ripe for virus spread."

Read more: https://hubs.ly/H0tBRJw0

Quadrangle Development filed plans with Herndon's Planning Commission to build 1.5M sq-ft on the Fairbrook Park site, in...
08/11/2020
Quadrangle Proposes Four-Building Mixed-Use Project In Herndon

Quadrangle Development filed plans with Herndon's Planning Commission to build 1.5M sq-ft on the Fairbrook Park site, including two office buildings and two residential buildings.

The developer is shifting a long-planned office project to mixed-use to help kick off construction after failing to secure an office lease.

08/07/2020
Victor Hoskins reflects on year 1: collaboration, COVID-19 response, talent initiative

Victor Hoskins took the helm of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority on August 5, 2019, after leading economic development in Arlington County for almost five years and winning the biggest economic-development competition in history: Amazon.com's second headquarters, aka HQ2.

In the last year Hoskins emphasized greater collaboration with the Fairfax County Government, with other economic development organizations in Northern Virginia, and with organizations across the Washington region. He expected to do that. What he couldn’t expect was the arrival of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the impact it would have on the area economy, and how the FCEDA would respond to it.

The FCEDA’s communications team talked with Hoskins about the past year and his goals for the next year, and his ultimate vision for Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.

Read full Q&A: https://hubs.ly/H0tpmYq0

Fairfax County Housing, Pennrose Companies and Community Housing Partners commemorated the start of construction of the ...
08/04/2020
Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking on Residences at North Hill | Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County Housing, Pennrose Companies and Community Housing Partners commemorated the start of construction of the long-awaited Residences at North Hill housing development in the Mount Vernon District.

The $174 million development will include 216 affordable rental apartments, 63 affordable senior independent living apartments, 175 market rate townhomes and a 12-acre public park.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Community celebrates the beginning of construction on 279 affordable rental apartments along Richmond Highway.

Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors approved plans for a 25-story mixed-use building, which is just one piece of a pla...
08/03/2020
Cityline Partners building approved at McLean Metro in Tysons - Washington Business Journal

Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors approved plans for a 25-story mixed-use building, which is just one piece of a planned 6.8 million square feet of development on the 36-acre Scotts Run South site.

The building will include 447 apartments and 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail and will sit on a 1.3-acre parcel at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and S. Dartford Drive.

Scotts Run South, the massive project planned atop the McLean Metro station, is coming together. Fairfax County just signed off on a new apartment tower for the 6.8 million-square-foot development in Tysons.

07/31/2020
Walking On Travels

Walking On Travels

As I continue to get out and explore locally with the boys, I’m amazed by how many things there are to do in Northern Virginia. It’s so close to us, but can feel miles away from the bustling city life of the Nation’s Capitol.

There are insanely, imaginative food halls, outdoor movies, loads of patio dining, gardens, historic homes, museums, state parks with plenty of trails for everyone to spread out and Great Falls national park (our favorite for boulder climbing and getting our toes wet!)

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Whether you are staying in DC or looking for a quieter spot to rest your head when in the Capitol Region, head to @fairfaxcountyeda for urban hubs and rural spaces that let you get out and roam.

BONUS: Many of us are struggling right now with our jobs, having been laid off, furloughed or are elf-employed. We are going on unemployment for the first time in our lives. If you are looking for a job, check out the Fairfax County job board. There are loads of opportunities in Northern VA in all sectors of the job market. Plus- you could come live and work near me!

Financial help is still available to eligible Fairfax County businesses and nonprofit organizations to stay in operation...
07/31/2020
$70M Rebuild VA grant program opens August 10; PPP applications close August 8 | Fairfax County EDA

Financial help is still available to eligible Fairfax County businesses and nonprofit organizations to stay in operation during the coronavirus pandemic.

A new program, Rebuild VA, will open for applications on August 10 to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by the economic emergency created by the pandemic.

The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program has been extended with the application deadline of August 8.

Financial help is still available to eligible Fairfax County businesses and nonprofit organizations to stay in operation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A new program, Rebuild VA, will open for […]

JUST IN: Fairfax County’s school board has voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School after the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis...
07/23/2020
Fairfax County high school to be renamed for Rep. John Lewis

JUST IN: Fairfax County’s school board has voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School after the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia, will be renamed after the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the school board voted Thursday.

07/23/2020
Innovation in Fairfax County: HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360, Inc., a radio frequency (RF) data analytics company based in Herndon, operates a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process and geo-locate a broad set of RF signals especially for defense, security and intelligence missions.

John Serafini, chief executive officer, spoke to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority about HawkEye 360, including the applications of its satellite technology operations, hiring projections, and why Fairfax County is a great place for the company’s headquarters.

Read full Q&A: https://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/media-center/hawkeye-360-satellites-focus-on-defense-security-intel-missions/

As COVID-19 drove unemployment rates upward and job openings downward, the Washington, D.C., region ranked as the number...
07/22/2020
Tech is still hiring — here’s where to find jobs

As COVID-19 drove unemployment rates upward and job openings downward, the Washington, D.C., region ranked as the number-one metropolitan area for IT job postings in March, April and May, bolstered by the likes of Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google and Facebook.

Read more in The Verge about the regional stats and Northern Virginia’s stable tech ecosystem.

The pandemic has caused layoffs across the tech sector, but one area in the US is still open for business.

Walking On Travels
07/21/2020

Walking On Travels

ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING NEW?

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I'm not going to lie, the past few months have been tough. I've been looking at job boards and exploring new areas (to me) around Washington, D.C. as I try to figure out my next career step(s). Is it time for a change? I don't know, but I do know that Fairfax County has plenty of jobs, especially in government and tech and those opportunities are only growing as Amazon continues to build their new headquarters out here.

So, are you looking? Check out why we love this area and what might be here for you too.

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CBRE, the world’s largest real estate firm, issued its 2020 Scoring Tech Talent report that ranks the 50 largest technol...
07/20/2020
2020 Scoring Tech Talent

CBRE, the world’s largest real estate firm, issued its 2020 Scoring Tech Talent report that ranks the 50 largest technology markets in the U.S. and Canada.

The Washington, D.C. region jumped two spots to 2nd place, behind only the San Francisco Bay area. 📈

Tech talent is one of the most resilient professions in any economic downturn, and this has been particularly so during the COVID-19 crisis by facilitating business productivity and supporting critical infrastructure. While the year-end 2019 employment data used in this report does not reflect the i

A new building to be constructed by Capital One in Tysons now will be used for office space instead of a hotel, and rise...
07/17/2020
Fairfax supervisors allow Capital One to switch hotel to office building

A new building to be constructed by Capital One in Tysons now will be used for office space instead of a hotel, and rise 55 feet taller than previously approved.

A new building to be constructed by Capital One Bank in Tysons now will be used for office space instead of a hotel, and rise 55 feet taller than previously

Despite the pandemic, Northern Virginia’s robust job market remains strong—with more than 60,000 job openings in the reg...
07/16/2020
Fairfax County EDA’s virtual career fairs connect 1,700 job-seekers to companies | Fairfax County EDA

Despite the pandemic, Northern Virginia’s robust job market remains strong—with more than 60,000 job openings in the region, including 34,000 in Fairfax County.

Our recent virtual career fairs connected 1,700 job-seekers to companies.

Despite the pandemic, Northern Virginia’s robust job market remains strong—with more than 60,000 job openings in the region, including 34,000 in Fairfax County. But interviewing and hiring can be a […]

Fairfax County Increases Funding for Fairfax RISE: Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Program--------------------...
07/14/2020
Fairfax County Increases Funding for Fairfax RISE: Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Program - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Fairfax County Increases Funding for Fairfax RISE: Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Program
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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted today to add $20 million in funding to the Fairfax Relief Initiative to Support Employers (RISE) program, bringing total program funding to $46 million.

Fairfax RISE assists small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The additional funding will come from the county’s portion of federal CARES Act funds.

Posted at 4:53 p.m. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted today to add $20 million in funding to the Fairfax Relief Initiative to Support Employers (RISE) program, bringing total program funding to $46 million. Fairfax RISE assists small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The ad...

We're hosting a Tech Virtual Career Fair next Tuesday, July 14 to connect mid-career job-seekers with companies that are...
07/07/2020

We're hosting a Tech Virtual Career Fair next Tuesday, July 14 to connect mid-career job-seekers with companies that are hiring now...

Microsoft
Amazon Web Services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

...and 13 other leading tech companies in Northern Virginia are bringing recruiters to a virtual career fair. The companies represented will be offering more than 3,000 job opportunities in Northern Virginia.

If you are (or know) a tech professional looking for a meaningful, new job or career change, please view the registration page. Registration is free. Individuals with security clearances are strongly encouraged to attend.

Register here: https://hubs.ly/H0sdf1p0

Fairfax County Housing is pleased to announce the availability of over $20.6 million in local and state funds for the de...
07/06/2020
Local and State Funding of over $20.6 Million Available for the Development of Affordable Housing

Fairfax County Housing is pleased to announce the availability of over $20.6 million in local and state funds for the development of affordable housing in Fairfax County.

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of over $20.6 million in local and state funds for the development of affordable housing in Fairfax County. The funding includes Housing Blueprint funds, Virginia Housing (formerly VHDA)....

Herndon Biergarten, a traditional German beer garden, will open in the Town of Herndon at 771 Center Street. Like the Ty...
07/06/2020
Herndon Biergarten Coming to Center Street Next Year

Herndon Biergarten, a traditional German beer garden, will open in the Town of Herndon at 771 Center Street.

Like the Tysons location, which closed late last year due to property redevelopment, the Herndon Biergarten will have daily activities, family-friendly games, events and beer festivals.

The project includes a bar on the main floor, two bars upstairs, a patio, a green room, an outdoor seating area, an outdoor bar, and a rooftop deck.

It was love at first sight when Matt Rofougaran walked into a Biergarten in Munich, Germany. The then 23-year-old had just sold off everything he owned and went backpacking around the world for inspiration. Roughly 16 years later, Rofougaran is bringing a traditional German beer garden to the Town

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The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County as one of the world's best business locations. The FCEDA has three marketing divisions -- National, International, and Business Diversity -- that work with companies interested in starting, expanding and relocating businesses to Fairfax County. The FCEDA also has market intelligence, real estate services and communications divisions. Business growth helps Fairfax County fund public services such as a top-ranked public school system that improve the quality of life. Fairfax County offers a well-educated workforce, diverse real estate opportunities, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, and a business community based on technology and professional services. By any measure, the FCEDA has been successful in its efforts to promote Fairfax County as a business location. In 2007, a Time magazine columnist called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” In 2005, Site Selection magazine named the FCEDA one of the top 10 economic development groups in North America. All funding for the FCEDA comes from the Fairfax County General Fund. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County's largest business district, the FCEDA has permanent offices in Bangalore, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Seoul and Tel Aviv to assist with the marketing effort and handle the increasing number of international companies interested in establishing operations on the east coast of the U.S. How can we help you start, expand or relocate your business in Fairfax County? Please contact us to find out how your company can be part of our dynamic community.

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