2022-02-03

Feb. 3 E-Bird newsletter: 32 Fairfax County companies make Virginia Business “Best Places to Work” list; Black leaders highlighted

Best workplaces? We’ve got ’em: Fairfax County-based companies dominate Virginia Business magazine’s 12th annual list of 100 “Best Places to Work in Virginia.” In fact, 32 companies based here made […]

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 […]

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. […]

2022-01-11

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

January 6 E-Bird newsletter: Virginia named best business climate — again; Northrop-built Webb telescope is ready for out-of-this-world discoveries

We’re number 1: Business Facilities magazine named Virginia first in the nation for its overall business climate. The national publication for corporate site selectors and economic development professionals said Virginia […]

2022-01-04

January events: Entrepreneurship 101, Cyber/Cloud Virtual Career Fair and more

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 next Tuesday, January 11. Held […]

2021-12-28

2021 highlights: Guidehouse, StarKist, Qualtrics announce growth in Fairfax County; career fairs pair thousands of job-seekers with NOVA companies

With 2021 drawing to a close, here’s a look at some of the biggest news and events of the year from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). The FCEDA […]