FCEDA In the News

For cyber firm FireEye, talent availability is critical asset for expansion in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:40am

Fairfax County, Virginia – Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company FireEye announced this week that it would expand its presence in Northern Virginia, in part with development of an operations center in the Reston area of Fairfax County. CEO Kevin Mandia made it clear that the availability of talent was a critical asset that led to the decision to expand in Reston.

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Google becomes latest global technology giant to expand presence in Northern Virginia

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 1:52pm

Fairfax County, Virginia – Google, the global technology and media giant, announced this week that it will expand its presence in Fairfax County, becoming the anchor tenant at the Reston Station office building at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza.

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Zantech becomes latest Fairfax County firm to grow with creation of 120 new jobs

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:05am

Fairfax County, Virginia – Zantech IT Services, Inc., a provider of leading-edge technology solutions to federal government and industry clients, will create 120 jobs and invest $317,853 as it expands its corporate offices in the Tysons area of Fairfax County. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the expansion today. Virginia successfully competed with Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia for the project.

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Fairfax County EDA, MWAA join in celebration of United Airlines’ service between Dulles and Tel Aviv

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:57am

Fairfax County, Virginia – More than 200 members of the Greater Washington air travel and business communities turned out in Tysons Corner Thursday night to celebrate United Airlines’ nonstop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The gala, “Connecting the Nation’s Capital with Israel,” was held at the Hyatt’s Regency Ballroom.

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Fairfax County EDA worked in 2018 with 142 firms adding almost 8,900 jobs to the local economy

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 9:50am

Fairfax County, Virginia – In 2018, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 142 businesses that announced the addition of nearly 8,900 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.

The year featured announcements from a number of major firms, many of which, including Appian, Bechtel, MicroStrategy and KPMG also announced new or upgraded headquarter spaces that will provide modern facilities in Fairfax County for years to come.

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Affected by the federal government furlough? Resources growing in Fairfax County to help those in need

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 5:14pm

Fairfax County, Virginia – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is aware of the impact that the ongoing partial federal government shutdown is having on businesses, large and small, individuals and all who live and work in Fairfax County. Fortunately, the county and organizations are stepping up to meet the needs of those most affected.

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Education technology firm Blackboard to relocate global headquarters to Fairfax County

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 4:47pm

Fairfax County, Virginia Blackboard, a pioneer in education technology, announced today it will relocate its global headquarters to Fairfax County.

The company currently has office space in the Plaza America mixed-use development in Reston, and will shift its headquarters to Reston from Washington, D.C., this year, the company said.

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Global firm IDEMIA to relocate Identity & Security business base to Fairfax County

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:11am

Fairfax County, Virginia  IDEMIA, a global leader in Augmented IdentityTM for an increasingly digital world, will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Billerica, Massachusetts, to Reston in Fairfax County, creating at least 90 new jobs.

Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement today. Virginia successfully competed against Washington, D.C., and Maryland for this project.

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FCEDA’s Gordon comments on County Board Chairman Sharon Bulova’s decision not to seek another term

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:09pm

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), issued a statement about Sharon Bulova, who announced today that she would not seek another term after serving almost 10 years as chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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Scholarship for Honors College students at George Mason University unveiled in honor of FCEDA’s Gordon

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:36am

Fairfax County, Virginia -- The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Commission has coordinated the establishment of the Dr. Gerald L. Gordon Scholarship Endowment to benefit the Honors College at George Mason University.

Members of the Commission, which is the Authority’s governing body, announced the creation of the scholarship last night at an event honoring Gordon’s 35 years of service to Fairfax County. Gordon is retiring effective January 4, 2019.

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