2022-02-01

2021: Fairfax County EDA worked with 146 businesses adding nearly 9,000 jobs to the local economy

In 2021 the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 146 businesses that announced the addition of 8,973 jobs to the Fairfax County economy. Companies that made large job-creation announcements included […]

2022-01-27

Jan. 27 E-Bird newsletter: New York Times focuses on Capital One Center, evolution of Tysons; IRS using ID.me technology

Touting Tysons: Suburban headquarters are being redesigned to add more amenities that will integrate better with their communities and attract the skilled workers, notes the New York Times. The story […]

Pallabi Saboo, CEO of Harmonia Holdings Group, appointed to Fairfax County EDA governing board

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has appointed Pallabi Saboo, CEO of Harmonia Holdings Group, to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) Commission. The nine-member Commission, the Authority’s board of directors, […]

2022-01-25

$9.7M in grants awarded for Virginia small-business assistance; Richmond Highway small-business directory started; teen entrepreneurs wanted

Thanks to a new Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund, 12 organizations received $9.7 million in grants to create programs and products to expand access to capital and provide technical assistance […]

2022-01-20

Jan. 20 E-Bird newsletter: NOVA is top global data-center market; ScienceLogic on a hiring spree; ShiftMed and Larabee on startup innovators list

Data center destination: Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, designated Northern Virginia as the no. 1 data center market in the world in its 2022 Global Data […]

2022-01-18

From Fairfax County HQ, Mars runs global confection and pet care business – and focuses on sustainability

From its headquarters in a Fairfax County office building, Mars runs a business that employs more than 130,000 people to manufacture the company’s well-known confectionery brands and pet food and care […]

2022-01-13

Jan. 13 E-Bird newsletter: HomeValet launches SmartBox for secure deliveries, Tysons retail scene evolving, startup competition is here

Smart startup: HomeValet, the Tysons startup that developed a secure, temperature-controlled “SmartBox” for grocery deliveries, is releasing its product to the public and expanding its partnership with Walmart, TechCrunch reports. […]

2022-01-12

Microsoft, Amazon among 50 companies participating at Jan. 27 Northern Virginia Cyber + IT Virtual Career Fair

Microsoft, Amazon, General Dynamics, Leidos, Verisign and Smoothstack are among dozens of companies that will participate in a January 27 Cyber + IT Career Fair that the Fairfax County Economic […]

2022-01-11

Fairfax County awards $16.8 million in PIVOT support grants to 1,016 small businesses

The Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives announced yesterday that it awarded more than $16.8 million in PIVOT grant funds to 1,016 Fairfax County businesses adversely affected by the pandemic. […]

2022-01-06

Harmonia CEO Pallabi Saboo to spotlight Fairfax County EDA January 11 Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from Pallabi Saboo, CEO of Tysons-based Harmonia Holdings Group during the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Tuesday, January 11. Held every […]