VW chooses Fairfax County — again!

Volkswagen Group of America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe, has chosen to retain its headquarters in Fairfax County.

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THE

TOP STORY

Guiding you to find success

The FCEDA has access to resources and connections -- and a proven track record of helping companies thrive. When "business as usual" is anything but, we’re here to help you move forward.

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RESOURCES

A community of economic strength

36,000 businesses call Fairfax County home. Companies rest assured knowing Fairfax County is one of the best-managed local governments in the U.S. And, Virginia is the best state to do business, according to CNBC.

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11 FORTUNE

500 COMPANIES

A knowledge-based economy that’s here to last

Cybersecurity. Life Sciences. AI. Our economic fabric is strong thanks to innovators across diverse industries from financial powerhouses like Capital One to federal agencies such as the CIA.

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152,000+

KNOWLEDGE-BASED WORKERS

Helping you invest wisely

Companies locate here for a reason -- it’s a smart investment. And, Virginia's Small Business New Jobs Program and retraining programs support (and reward) the creation of new jobs.

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10TH LOWEST

STATE CORPORATE TAX RATE

Proximity – perfected

Located minutes from D.C., Fairfax County is part of the powerhouse Northern Virginia region that hosts the largest data-center hub and produces more computer science graduates than any other metro area.

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30+ COLLEGES

AND UNIVERSITIES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

The world relies on our tech

Our IT infrastructure is unparalleled: 70% of the world’s Internet traffic runs through Northern Virginia. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are two of the 8,900 technology firms located here.

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OF THE TOP 500 GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY FIRMS

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The place to be

We have jobs that matter — and places that matter too. From go-go Tysons to small-town Herndon and everything in between, this is a cosmopolitan, vibrant community that is proud of its diversity.

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Innovation lives here: Welcome to Northern Virginia

In Fairfax County, your company gains access to a population where 60% of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the region's universities train thousands of highly skilled potential employees. But it doesn’t stop there. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is aggressively marketing our region’s companies to top talent across the nation, from New York to San Francisco. Whether it's virtual career fairs, digital advertising or media relations, we offer the tools, tactics and messaging your company needs to land talent. And at no cost to you. See what talent sees on our site for living and working. Visit www.workinnorthernvirginia.com.

News

November 24, 2020

FCEDA’s “Securing the Remote Workforce and Essential Government Services” webinar set for Dec. 3

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in partnership with the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, will present a free webinar on December 3, “Securing the Remote Workforce and Essential Government Services,” featuring industry experts…

November 23, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Nov. 24, 2020

The future for Fair Oaks, and a future day on the slopes in Lorton: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Fair Oaks Plan Amendment,…

November 19, 2020

Made in Fairfax Network helps “small production” manufacturers get connected

Who says we don't make anything in Northern Virginia? Just in Fairfax County are dozens of small manufacturers making a variety of products including custom furniture, baked goods, personal care products, jewelry -- and of…

November 17, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Nov. 17, 2020

Global competition: The NoVA Business Podcast posted this morning is an interview with Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Hosts Jessica Du Bois and Derek Winn talk with Hoskins…

November 12, 2020

Facebook presents free small business training at Nov. 19 FCEDA Tech4Growth webinar

Audience is everything for small businesses. If you’re wondering how Facebook and Instagram can boost your business' online presence, you can hear directly November 19 from Facebook’s Small Business Marketing Team and learn about how…

November 12, 2020

National Army Museum opens with virtual pomp and circumstance

https://youtu.be/6Q5AqImvbuU Yesterday, Veteran’s Day, was a perfectly fitting day to open the National Museum of the United States Army. Out of an abundance of caution because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Army and Defense Department leaders…

November 10, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Nov. 10, 2020

Eric D. Reicin, president and CEO of BBB National Programs (left), and David Kelley, director of the FCEDA National Business Investment Division, prepare to cut the ceremonial ribbon at BBB National…

November 5, 2020

Rebuild VA grant program ups max award to $100K; state creates scholarships for workforce training; Fairfax RISE update

Rebuild VA, a grant program to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Virginia affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, is expanding its eligibility criteria and increase the maximum grant award amount from $10,000 to $100,000.…

November 2, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Nov. 3: Events, events, events!

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is closed today for Election Day. In lieu of our regular coverage, here are some upcoming Northern Virginia business events you do not want to miss. Please check out…

November 2, 2020

Amazon, Capital One, Hewlett Packard Enterprise among 40+ businesses hiring at Nov. 5 Women in Technology virtual career fair

Amazon, Capital One and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among more than 40 businesses in the Washington, D.C., metro area seeking to hire women for thousands of open positions during a November 5 Virtual Career Fair.…

Events

The 5th Annual Doing Business With DoD & The Intel Community (VIRTUAL)

Date: December 1

Time: 7:30am to 1:00pm

Please join The Virginia PTAC and JSchaus & Associates for The 5th Annual Doing Business With DoD & The Intel Community (IC). We will bring together government and industry for a 1/2 day of valuable content covering innovation and current opportunities within defense and intelligence agencies.

Dept. of Defense SBIR Proposal Prep Webinar

Date: December 2

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

This three-hour webinar will present proposal preparation tips for those considering an SBIR/STTR submission to the DOD SBIR and STTR Broad Agency Announcements. The next BAA's are set to open in pre-solicitation on November 24, open for submission on January 6, and close on February 10, 2021. This webinar will provide tips on how to engage with the agency during the pre-solicitation period, how to research the topic and intended transition pathways, how to engage with collaborators, how to know if the topic is “wired”, making a “go/no-go” decision, and how to begin prepping your proposal.

Fed Gov Con – Webinar Wednesday – Sell Your Gov-Con Business – A Practical Guide

Date: December 2

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join JSchaus & Associates for our Webinar Wednesday series.  All webinars are complimentary and recorded.  Advertising and sponsorships opportunities are available. JSchaus & Associates helps product, service and software firms with professional services - proposal…

GovCon Forum: Diversity and Inclusion

Date: December 3

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Join the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for this enlightening GovCon Forum on Diversity and Inclusion 

Business NOT as Usual

Date: December 3

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Between February and April this year, 41% of Black owned businesses shut their doors under economic pressure caused by the pandemic, compared with 17% of white owned businesses. 75% of initial PPP loans went to businesses in majority-white census tracts. Between 2001 and 2018, the number of Black owned financial institutions declined over 50%, leaving only 21 Black owned banks in the United States. With a compelling, data driven case for economic inclusivity finally emerging, how do we fix what’s broken?

NOVA EDA Catalyst for Change Webinar

Date: December 3

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

With a commitment to serving the community, Field & Main Restaurant in Marshall, Virginia has earned a reputation for outstanding meals sourced locally and served wherever the diner prefers. In a tent, or in a car, in a room, or over Zoom, Field & Main meets its customers where they are most comfortable. Flexibility and commitment are the keys to its success. As the Covid-19 Pandemic burgeoned Neal Wavra and his team were quick to set up cabanas in the field, adapt the menu and actively communicate their commitment to the health of their guests. Earning trust has paid big dividends as repeat business grows. Now, with a long winter coming, Field & Main is poised to sustain itself as it helps sustain the community. Topics include: • Community makes good business • Benefits of sourcing locally • How to keep thrilling customers • How to remain flexible, yet consistent Panelists include: • Neal Wavra, Chef & Owner, Field & Main Restaurant • Beverly Pullen, Interim Director, Department of Economic Development, Fauquier County, Virginia