Expert panel to lead March 3 “Choosing a Business Space in Fairfax County” interactive webinar

Are you thinking about opening a business in Fairfax County? The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and Fairfax County Land Development Services are presenting a free webinar focused on the important considerations for choosing the best space for locating a small business on Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m.

During the interactive event experts from Fairfax County government will discuss the zoning considerations, permit and inspections processes, and common pitfalls to avoid when choosing a space. (Hint: don’t forget about parking!)

Click here to register for this virtual event.

An “Overview of Land Development Services” will be provided by Jennifer Josiah, nonprofits and places of worship coordinator, project management team, Fairfax County Land Development Services. Josiah will moderate an “Ask the Experts” panel discussion featuring:

  • Drew Hushour, deputy zoning administrator, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development;
  • Catherine Lunsford, assistant branch chief, Zoning Permits Branch, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development;
  • Jay Riat, building official and building division director, Fairfax County Land Development Services; and,
  • Battalion Chief John Walser, Office of the Fire Marshal, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

Closing remarks will be given by Bill Hicks, director, Fairfax County Land Development Services.

“We recognize entrepreneurs want to find the best space for their new businesses and be able to open as quickly as possible. This presentation will help them make an informed decision and should save them time in the long run,” Hicks said.

“Being in the right space can make the difference between a small business succeeding or failing, and we want to do whatever we can to help businesses get into the space they need to grow and thrive,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “We are delighted to partner with Fairfax County Land Development Services to help entrepreneurs and business owners make the right decisions so they can succeed here.”

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best locations for business and talent. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. The FCEDA created the Work in Northern Virginia talent initiative to build the workforce that businesses need to thrive here. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube. Follow Work in Northern Virginia on Instagram and LinkedIn.

The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

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