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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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

February 26, 2021

Thompson Hospitality founder and CEO to appear as guest speaker at Fairfax County EDA’s Entrepreneurship workshop

Fairfax County, Va.-- Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up advice from Warren Thompson, founder, president and CEO of Reston-headquartered Thompson Hospitality during the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, March 2. Thompson Hospitality is the…

February 25, 2021

Tysons-based HomeValet aims to change the future of shopping deliveries

An innovative product created by a Tysons-based company may change the way people get their groceries and other items delivered to homes. Father and son team John…

February 23, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Feb. 23, 2021: Warren Thompson, Northrop Grumman, ScienceLogic, Smart City Challenge

Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up advice from Warren Thompson, founder, president and CEO of Reston-headquartered Thompson Hospitality during the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, March 2. Thompson Hospitality…

February 18, 2021

FCEDA presents market assessment study of Richmond Highway corridor

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) presented a market assessment study of the Richmond Highway corridor to the county’s Economic Advisory Commission on Tuesday, February 16.…

February 16, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Feb. 16, 2021

Another first in Virginia: Reston-based Comstock Holdings will bring a JW Marriott hotel to Reston Station as it seeks to forge ahead with the next phase…

February 15, 2021

Finding and upskilling talent in NOVA is focus of Feb. 16 FCEDA webinar

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) presents “Filling the Gap: Finding and Upskilling Talent Across Northern Virginia,” a webinar focusing on new and innovative ways for businesses, government agencies and non-profits to attract and train…

February 11, 2021

Spotlighting Fairfax County’s Black-owned companies

Fairfax County has long prided itself on being a welcoming, inclusive community, and this is reflected in the diverse business community that makes the county the economic engine of the Washington, D.C., area. During Black…

February 9, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for Feb. 9, 2021

Air & Space Innovation webinar series wraps Feb. 10 Join us tomorrow, February 10, for the third and final session of a three-part international webinar series that highlights the latest innovative technologies in aviation and…

February 4, 2021

PPP Round 2 is focus of Feb. 9 webinar; Air & Space Innovation Series wraps Feb. 10

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will present a webinar, “Second Draw PPP and Resources for Business,” this Tuesday, February 9, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Join us to hear the latest…

February 3, 2021

PPP Round 2 and NOVA business resources get spotlight in Feb. 9 FCEDA webinar

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will present a webinar, “Second Draw PPP and Resources for Business,” Tuesday, February 9, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Join us to hear the latest information…

Events

A Taste of Black History

Date: February 27

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Food – it has played a central role in the Black culture, community – and it has been a key part of our business success. What better time than Black History Month to celebrate and learn about our heritage, and about today’s food industry challenges and successes than by joining together to support the local Black-owned food business community and enjoy an amazing live event?

METRO MONDAYS: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SILVER LINE STATIONS TO THE ECONOMY OF THE REGION & COMMONWEALTH

Date: March 1

Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce for their Metro Mondays Series where they will be discussing the importance of the silver line stations to the economy of the region and the commonwealth.

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting A Business in Fairfax County

Date: March 2

Time: 10:00am to 11:15am

Aspiring Entrepreneur? Small Business Start-Up?Join our panel of small business experts for an interactive webinar on how to start your business. We will provide you with informative step-by-step information sessions that will cover registering your…

1 Million Cups Webinar

Date: March 3

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Join us Virtually! We want to continue to help business owners grow their business and provide the opportunity each week to give feedback to them on their business challenge. It is like a community mastermind!…

Fed Gov Con – 2021 – DFAR

Date: March 3

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We will uncover each Part of The DEFENSE FEDERAL ACQUISTION REGULATIONS (DFARS). Recordings can be found on our website and YouTube channel with 400+ other federal government contracting webinars. Questions? Contact hello@JenniferSchaus.com or 202-365-0598

The SolarWinds Hack and Its Hidden Impacts on Small & Medium Size Enterprises

Date: March 3

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

If your company use IT infrastructure or services from any of the major brands and you have not checked and verified the operating environment, then the fact is that your organization may have been attacked and you are completely unaware of it. The volume of the hackers eavesdropping on so many targets means that they may not have had enough time to take advantage of their access. This type of attack can be used to map how organizations work and discern their structural vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities can be potentially be exploited at a later date. Supply Chain Systems have been the main targets where small and medium size businesses play a major role. If you are, then you may have been chosen to be a future target. The time to act is now! Threat Hunting is the way forward.