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. […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


Dec. 23 E-Bird newsletter: ID.me and Healp win awards, D.C. area lures talent, office leasing continues despite pandemic

Technically touted: Two Fairfax County-based companies are 2021 Technical.ly Award winners: Fairfax-based Healp won the “Invention of the Year” award and Tysons-based ID.me won the “Growth Company of the Year” […]


ICF facilitates Fairfax County climate change initiative

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a case study posted by ICF, a Fairfax-based global consulting and technology services provider. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority thanks ICF for […]


Dec. 16 E-Bird newsletter: Cvent debuts on Nasdaq, Custom Ink back in growth mode, SAIC ups talent pitch

Another opening bell: Tysons-based event management company Cvent has once again become a public traded company. The firm began trading on Nasdaq on Dec. 9 following the close of a merger […]


‘A great location to access talent and technology’: Q&A with SICPA North America leader Greg Dunn

Springfield is the headquarters of the North American subsidiary of SICPA (Société Industrielle et Commerciale de Produits Alimentaires). Lausanne, Switzerland-based SICPA is a leading global provider of secured authentication, identification […]


Dec. 9 E-Bird newsletter: Qualtrics expanding and creating 400 new jobs, Fortune spotlights FCEDA’s Hoskins, FCEDA hosts health/care job fair

Qualtrics chooses Fairfax County: Gov. Ralph Northam announced this afternoon that Qualtrics, an experience management software company, will invest $15.9 million to expand in Fairfax County. The company will move […]