The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today honored Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) for being recognized as the 2010 Virginia Business Person of the Year by Virginia Business magazine.
The Board of Supervisors presented Gordon with a resolution sponsored by Chairman Sharon Bulova. In the resolution, the board thanked and commended Gordon’s “sustained efforts and noteworthy contributions to the economic development of Fairfax County” and congratulated him for the recognition by Virginia Business magazine.
The resolution notes that during Gordon’s tenure, Fairfax County has become the second-largest suburban office market in the United States and that the number of jobs in the county has more than doubled. The resolution calls Gordon “instrumental in the relocation of the headquarters of Volkswagen Group of America, CSC, Hilton Worldwide, SAIC and Northrop Grumman, as well as bringing the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology to Fairfax County.”
In his remarks to supervisors, Gordon said the Virginia Business honor served as recognition of the decades of close collaboration of the public and private sectors to build and diversify the county economy, business community and the commercial tax base, which the Board of Supervisors uses to fund high-quality public services. He thanked the board or its consistent recognition of the value of economic development.