FCEDA In the News

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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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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