Fairfax County EDA’s Victor Hoskins named on Virginia Business ‘Heavy Hitters’ list of business leaders

Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax EDA was named in Virginia Business magazine’s annual list of “Heavy hitters: The 2021 list of business leaders shaping Virginia” for the second year.

“Since landing Inc.’s $2.5 billion HQ2 East Coast headquarters deal for Arlington County in 2018, Hoskins has been laser-focused on bringing economic prosperity not only to Fairfax County, where he moved in August 2019, but to the entire Northern Virginia region,” Virginia Business said. “In 2019, he started working with 10 Northern Virginia jurisdictions to establish the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which will help the region compete for large projects and promote economic development cooperation.

“In 2019, Hoskins took his magic touch to Fairfax County, which, since his arrival, has snagged major deals from Microsoft Corp., Google LLC, Facebook Inc., Amazon Web Services and Volkswagen Group of America,” the publication noted. “A $64 million Microsoft investment will establish a new software development and R&D regional hub at Fairfax County’s Reston Town Center, creating 1,500 jobs, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. signed a 20-year lease agreement in Reston Town Center, where it will be the anchor tenant in Boston Properties’ under-construction 1.1 million square-foot development.”

The March issue of Virginia Business also has a Q&A with Hoskins that focuses on regional collaboration and economic recovery. The fitting headline: “As resilient as you get.” Click here to read it.

Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

“I am honored to be included among this group of influential business leaders,” Hoskins said. “All of these leaders contribute immensely to the dynamic economic growth across the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

The 2021 Heavy Hitters list “includes entrants reflecting the importance of diverse leadership, as well as the continuing and growing significance of Northern Virginia’s government contracting community to the commonwealth’s overall economic health,” the magazine said. The list also includes these Northern Virginia leaders:

March 4, 2021