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  • FCEDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D. has an op-ed piece on the American City and County magazine blog about the need and benefits of diversifying local economies. (American City and County blog, December 10, 2014)
  • The December issue of Virginia Business looks at how international companies are boosting investment and job growth in Virginia. This story quotes Fairfax County EDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., about the importance of building relationships in order to lure foreign investment. (Virginia Business, December 1, 2014)
  • In this letter to the editor written for the Washington Business Journal, FCEDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., writes about the importance of economic diversification. (Washington Business Journal, October 17, 2014)
  • As part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the FCEDA asked E-Bird newsletter readers to rank 10 important economic development milestones in Fairfax County from 1964 to 1988 and 10 milestones from 1989 to this year. Several chambers of commerce in the county also asked members to weigh in. The Washington Business Journal reports on the survey results. (Washington Business Journal, August 28, 2014) 
  • Earle C. Williams, chairman of the FCEDA Commission from 1975-1978 and Steven L. Davis, FCEDA Commission chair since 2004, write about the 50-year commitment to economic development in Fairfax County in this Fairfax Times piece. (Fairfax Times, August 18, 2014)
  • The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution congratulating the FCEDA on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its creation. The Washington Business Journal reports on the FCEDA's history and important economic development and business milestones. (Washington Business Journal, July 1, 2014)
  • Fairfax County EDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D. has an op-ed piece in the Daily Press based in Newport News, Va., about how communities such as Fairfax County that invest in transportation options such as Metro's Silver Line are also investing in the next generation of the workforce that companies will need to grow. (Daily Press, June 17, 2014)
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke at an event presented by the FCEDA at the Volkswagen Group of America headquarters in Herndon. The event spotlighted the county and the state as a successful international business location and the FCEDA's unique program to attract foreign-owned firms to the county, the Fairfax County Times reported. (Fairfax County Times, May 2, 2014)
  • FCEDA President and CEO, Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D. spoke at an "Economic Outlook" event hosted by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. This Connection Newspapers story notes how Dr. Gordon commented on the importance of filling office space because real estate taxes make up 63 percent of Fairfax County's general fund revenue. (Connection Newspapers, April 10, 2014)
  • In the Roanoke Times, Fairfax County EDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., has a column highlighting the importance of rail in Virginia -- Metro's Silver Line in Tysons Corner and Amtrak's impending arrival in Roanoke. Read Dr. Gordon's piece, which notes how Virginia is riding the rails to economic progress. (Roanoke Times, March 2, 2014)
  • In this op-ed column written for the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, FCEDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., writes about the importance of a broad business base and economic diversification for a community’s long-term stability and prosperity. (Charlotte Observer, February 7, 2014)
  • The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools, which raises private funds for strategic goals of the county public school system and is chaired by FCEDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., welcomed its first full-time executive director, Mike Infurnari. He has been tasked with bringing the nonprofit organization to a whole new level of awareness and corporate support, the Fairfax County Times reported. (Fairfax County Times, January 31, 2014)