FCEDA In the News

Fairfax-Loudoun proposal makes first cut for Amazon HQ2 consideration

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:19pm

Fairfax County, Virginia A site straddling Fairfax and Loudoun counties is one of the northern Virginia locations that has been selected for further consideration as the company’s second headquarters. Fewer than 10 percent of the 238 sites proposed for “HQ2” are on the short list of locations that Amazon announced today.

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U.S. opportunities in cybersecurity, HLS and emergency management will highlight January 25 program in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 8:33am

Fairfax County, Virginia -- The Tel Aviv and Central Israel Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Virginia Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will co-present “Business Opportunities in the U.S. 2018,” a discussion designed with cybersecurity innovators, homeland security firms and first responders in mind.

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FCEDA Commission Vice Chairman Esther C. Lee to become Virginia’s next secretary of commerce and trade

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:53pm

Fairfax County, Virginia -- Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced that Esther Lee, vice chairman of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) Commission, will join his administration as Secretary of Commerce and Trade.

Lee, appointed to the FCEDA Board by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in July 2016, will succeed Todd Haymore, who has served under Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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New director of FCEDA’s London office has trans-Atlantic experience in key industry sectors

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:07am

ian metcalfFairfax County, Virginia The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has hired Ian Metcalf to direct its outreach efforts in the United Kingdom.

Metcalf, owner and managing director of Farnham, Surrey-based business development firm Critical Outcomes, succeeds Ross Clarke, who retired December 31.

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Nine dates announced for FCEDA’s “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business” workshop series in 2018

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:17am

Fairfax County, Virginia – -- The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s (FCEDA) popular “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County” seminars will resume in January.

The first of nine workshops in 2018 has been scheduled for the morning of January 9, to be followed by sessions on February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, September 11, October 2 and November 6.

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Hiring professionals, trainers gather to discuss innovative ways to narrow the high-tech skills gap

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:06pm

Fairfax County, Virginia – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) yesterday presented “Innovative Pipelines for Tech Recruiting,” a seminar for training, recruitment and human resource professionals concerned with filling the need for highly skilled workers in the technology workforce.

The event, held at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, featured representatives from nine innovative workforce programs in the Washington, D.C., area.

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SAP National Security Services to add 95 jobs in Fairfax County, invest $6 million to expand IT and cybersecurity operation

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:30am

Fairfax County, Virginia – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2), a provider of national security and critical infrastructure solutions, will create 95 new jobs and invest $6 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Maryland and Pennsylvania for the project.

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FCEDA to sponsor “Innovative Pipelines for Tech Recruiting,” a conference to address workforce skills gap

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Fairfax County, Virginia – Recognizing that the availability of a skilled labor force affects business and economic growth,  the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will present “Innovative Pipelines for Tech Recruiting” on November 16.

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With 21 companies, Fairfax County dominates Washington Business Journal list of the region’s 50 fastest growing firms

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fairfax County, Virginia – Twenty-one Fairfax County firms – many of which provide technical or professional services to private- and public-sector clients – are on the Washington Business Journal’s 2017 list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Fairfax County EDA hosts German delegation to discuss cybersecurity challenges, opportunities

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:21pm

Fairfax County, Virginia – More than 30 German and American cybersecurity professionals heard from experts at a conference hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V. in Tysons Corner on Thursday.

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