FCEDA In the News

Inova CEO Knox Singleton announces he’ll retire and FCEDA’s Gordon reflects upon his impact on the region

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:49pm

Fairfax County, Virginia, Sept. 18,  2017 – Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of  the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), reacted to the announcement that J. Knox Singleton, longtime CEO of Inova Health Systems, will retire effective July 1, 2018.

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Almost 300 turn out for SMWiFairfax, a look at social media today and in the future, presented by the FCEDA

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:40pm

Fairfax County, Virginia — The two-way street that is social media ran through the heart of Fairfax County yesterday, with almost 300 turning out for a robust give-and-take at SMWiFairfax, an event presented for the first time by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) at Capital One headquarters in Tysons Corner.

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SMWiFairfax announces new speakers and hands-on exhibitors at September 14 social media conference

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 9:32am

Fairfax County, Virginia — SMWiFairfax, the Social Media Week conference being presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) on September 14, has added more leaders in communications and marketing to an already-impressive roster of panelists for the event that will be held at Capital One headquarters in Tysons Corner.

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Fairfax County site chosen for headquarters of the Transportation Security Administration

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:56am

Fairfax County, Virginia — The decision to locate the headquarters of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Springfield community of Fairfax County will bring more than 3,000 jobs to the area and be a boon to efforts to transform it into a major employment hub, said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

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Fairfax County has 132 flourishing firms on Inc. 5000, a compilation of America’s fastest-growing companies

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 9:21am

Fairfax County, Virginia — When it comes to starting and building a business, Fairfax County continues to be the leading choice in the Washington, D.C., area and one of the best places in the U.S. The proof is in the just released Inc. 5000 list. Produced by Inc. magazine, it spotlights America’s fastest-growing companies.

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SMWiFairfax lineup for September 14 features speakers sure to engage, inform, enlighten and embrace the future

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 2:27pm

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has lined up an impressive cast of communications and marketing pros for the September 14 SMWiFairfax forum to explore ways that social media is changing business, government and politics. The event will take place at Capital One headquarters in Tysons Corner, Va.

Take Brian Fanzo, for example. He has been called the “go-to millennial in the social media space,” and will be the morning keynote speaker and a member of “The Power of Podcasting” panel.

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Delegation from Sao Paulo, Brazil, visits Fairfax County eyeing ways to grow economy and business communities

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fairfax County, Virginia, August 16, 2017 – Twenty government officials, businessmen and investors connected to the private sector from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, toured Fairfax County today, making stops at the Fairfax Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) in Tysons Corner and the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston.

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FCEDA becomes first local organization to join fast-growing Chamber of Digital Commerce

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 9:00am

Fairfax County, Virginia – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has joined forces with the Chamber of Digital Commerce, becoming the Chamber’s first strategic partner among economic development organizations in the Washington, D.C., region.

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Mission Services Inc. of Tysons Corner, a provider of IT support, adding 400 new jobs to Fairfax County economy

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:33am

Fairfax County, Virginia – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Mission Services Inc. (MSI), which provides IT support services for federal agencies, will invest $820,000 and create 400 new jobs to expand its operation in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas for the project.

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Fairfax County EDA works with 25 businesses adding nearly 600 jobs to the local economy

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:09am

Fairfax County, Virginia – During the second quarter of  2017, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 25 businesses that are adding nearly 600 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of the businesses adding jobs are in a technology-related industry, while one prominent announcement came from a company in the pharmaceutical sector.

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