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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HOME TO 50+

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

April 13, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for April 13, 2021: Best Places to Work list

Best places to work: The Washington Business Journal is out with its 15th annual "75 Best Places to Work in Greater Washington" list and we are proud to say that Fairfax County and Northern Virginia…

April 8, 2021

PPP deadline now May 31, EIDL funding expanded, loan terms extended

Navigating Covid-19 relief loan application processes can be complicated, but there is good news: The deadline for small businesses to apply for forgivable loans through the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until…

April 6, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for April 6, 2021: Microsoft, SOC Telemed, HawkEye 360

I spy… a new reality: Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft, which has offices in Reston and last year announced it would create 1,500 jobs as it establishes a $64 million regional software R&D center there, won a…

April 1, 2021

Tuition-free community college program coming for students in IT, other high-growth fields

Tuition-free community college is now available in Virginia for…

March 30, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for March 30, 2021: LMI and Howard U., Voltswagen, SpaceLink, OneWeb

Partnership expansion: LMI, a private not-for-profit consulting firm in Tysons, is expanding its partnership with Washington, D.C.-based Howard University, a historically Black university, which will bring research funding, mentoring and client engagements to Howard University…

March 25, 2021

Charting Fairfax County’s post-pandemic economic recovery

Fairfax County is taking bold steps to help businesses and non-profit organizations that have been hard-hit by the devastating economic impact of the pandemic. During this unprecedented time, the county has established programs that have…

March 23, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for March 23, 2021: Google expands, data center domination, ID.me investment

Google search becomes NOVA expansion: Google plans to lease an additional floor of space at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza, where it is already leasing the top floor of the 16-story building. The new office, which…

March 18, 2021

Freddie Mac’s Daniella Kyei champions diversity, equity, inclusion; GMU spotlights women in tech

Meet Daniella Kyei, risk analytics manager at Tysons-headquartered Freddie Mac, a public government-sponsored enterprise and one of 11 Fortune 500 companies based in Fairfax County. As a trailblazer for diversity, equity and inclusion at Freddie…

March 16, 2021

Fairfax County E-Bird newsletter for March 16, 2021: SAIC, Space Force and VR; Silver Line phase 2; Amazon in Springfield

Let the space games begin: The U.S. Space Force is working with Reston-based SAIC on a virtual reality platform that enables Space Force Guardians to interact with full-scale digital replicas of national security satellites. The…

March 11, 2021

Spotlighting women business leaders in Fairfax County and NOVA

During Women's History Month, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is proud to spotlight female business leaders in Fairfax County and in Northern Virginia. Women have long played a significant role in Fairfax County's…

Events

1 Million Cups Webinar

Date: April 14

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!…

Lack of Accountability Kills Productivity & Engagement – Here’s what to do about it.

Date: April 14

Time: 8:30am to 9:30am

In this BES, we will discuss why holding people accountable is so important to productivity and engagement. And why it can be so hard to do. 

Fed Gov Con – 2021 – DFAR

Date: April 14

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

Capture Management Process

Date: April 14

Time: 12:30pm to 2:15pm

Three session series in which attendees may choose one or all sessions to attend depending on level of interest. Registrations after 3/31/2021 are accepted via email at ptac@gmu.edu until the date of the last session. We hope you will join us! Capture Management Process webinar series will arm you with real knowledge and tools you will apply immediately to capturing government contracts and dramatically improving your win probability (Pwin). Government capture planning process starts after opportunity qualification and continues past proposal submission. Its goal is to position you to win before the government releases a Request for Proposal (RFP). Your chances of winning government proposals without capture planning are the same as cutting classes during the semester in college and hoping to get an A on the final exam. It can possibly happen but “hope to win” is not a good business strategy for a government contracting company (or any business). In order to raise your win rate, take this capture training to master techniques for customer engagement, intelligence gathering, win strategy development, competitive analysis, teaming, solution development, and more.

Ignite! Small Business Bootcamp

Date: April 14

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Ignite! is a professional bootcamp exclusively for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.

2021 JADO Forum

Date: April 15

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

U.S. warfighters continue to leverage Joint All Domain Operations (JADO) to help manage the information overload of the battlefield. By uniting defense systems and data sources with simplicity, JADO provides a complete picture of the battlespace across all domains enabling warfighters to quickly make decisions that drive action to achieve an operational and information advantage in both competition and conflict.As battlefield competition continues to rise, and government and industry partners leverage emerging technologies, JADO will provide converged integrated effects across multiple domains to present an adversary with dilemmas at a tempo that complicates or negates their response.During the 2021 JADO Forum, experts from across the private and public sectors will join together to discuss new initiatives, priorities and challenges of this acceleration, as well as discuss how the defense sector can remain adaptive and resilient to defeat adversaries.