FCEDA In the News

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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Protection and emergency response firm Global Guardian celebrates Tysons Corner expansion with ribbon-cutting

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 5:14pm

Global Guardian, a provider of comprehensive security solutions, celebrated a major office expansion in Tysons Corner with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon.

Robby Demeria, Virginia’s deputy secretary of commerce and trade for technology, and Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), were among those joining company directors and board members at the ceremony.

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1901 Group to expand operations in Fairfax County and Montgomery County downstate, create 805 new jobs

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:05pm

Fairfax County, Virginia -- Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 1901 Group, a provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $4 million to expand its corporate offices in Fairfax County and an enterprise IT operations center headquartered in Montgomery County, Virginia. The expansion will result in 225 new jobs in the Fairfax County community of Reston and 580 new jobs in Montgomery County by 2021.

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Amazon ‘HQ2’ coming to Northern Virginia; economic impact will be felt throughout the Washington region

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:23am

Amazon today announced that a Northern Virginia site would be part of its second headquarters (HQ2) location. The decision will create tens of thousands jobs and billions of dollars in investment in the Washington, D.C., region, lure many companies that want to work with Amazon, and spur development of new industry strengths for the area.

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Fairfax County EDA works with 21 firms adding more than 800 jobs to local economy

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:15pm

In the third quarter of 2018, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 21 businesses that announced the addition of 841 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.

Major announcements came from a wide variety of businesses.

The St. James, an indoor sports, wellness and entertainment venue in Springfield, opened its doors with 300 employees.

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KPMG to expand in Fairfax County, create more than 500 new jobs

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fairfax County, Virginia –Governor Ralph Northam today announced that KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, will invest more than $30 million to expand its operations in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Washington D.C. for this project, which will create more than 500 new jobs.

KPMG will occupy up to seven floors of the 20-story Boro Tower under construction in The Boro development adjacent to the Greensboro Metro Station. The building is expected to open early in 2019.

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Social Media Week Fairfax delights crowd thanks to media strategies, cooking videos and a bit of ‘Scandal’

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:35am

Fairfax County, Virginia –More than 400 turned out for Social Media Week Fairfax, presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) on Thursday, October 18, and the second annual event truly offered something for everyone.

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Fairfax County EDA begins recruitment for next president/CEO to succeed Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:13am

Fairfax County, Virginia –The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has selected Korn Ferry to work alongside the FCEDA’s governing body to select the Authority’s next president and chief executive officer.

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BAE Systems, Inc. to relocate headquarters and 350 jobs to Fairfax County

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:09pm

Fairfax County, Virginia – Following a regional search, BAE Systems Inc. announced October 8 it will move its headquarters to Fairfax County. The global defense, security and aerospace firm said it signed a lease for office space at 2941 Fairview Park Drive in the Falls Church area of the county, and will move about 350 employees to the space in 2020, furthering Fairfax County’s strengths in the aerospace and defense sector.

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