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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • MAXIMUS received a potential 4.5-year, $65 million contract to help the California Public Utilities Commission administer a government assistance program to offer discounted home and cell phone services. ExecutiveBiz  

  • Northrop Grumman munitions technology and IM motors will help Lockheed Martin fulfill a contract to enable the Army to fire surface-to-surface rockets while minimizing collateral damage. ExecutiveBiz

  • With a potential $92.2 million deal, Booz Allen Hamilton was one of five companies awarded potential six-year contracts from the Navy to provide engineering support services. GovConWire

  • General Dynamics subsidiary secured a $107.5 million contract modification to install payload modules on Virginia-class submarines and produce insertion prototype materials for the Navy. GovConWire

  • Dewberry will help analyze data to support Houston's recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, in part by recreating the city's environment after the storm dumped 51 inches of water last August. ExecutiveBiz


FAIR FACT: According to new census data from the American Community Survey, median household income in Fairfax County was $118, 279 in 2017 (up from $115,717 in 2016), the third-highest household income in the country.


Events presented or sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority: 

  • Sept. 26: How to Attract Employees Better Than the Big Ones. Ways small- and medium-sized businesses can attract and retain employees, even in a hot jobs market. Part of the Business in Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • October 2: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County. Workshop presented by the FCEDA, the Fairfax County-based Community Business Partnership, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the U.S. Small Business Administration spotlights resources for new businesses. Click here.

  • October 2: Fairfax County Forecast: Panelists, including keynote speaker Sharon Bulova, discuss future development of Fairfax County beyond Tysons Corner and Reston. Presented by Bisnow. Click here.

  • October 18: Social Media Week Fairfax: "Closer" is the theme of this year's interactive forum, bringing together leading influencers, marketers, entrepreneurs and social media experts. Presented by the FCEDA and Social Media Week. Click here.  

  • Oct. 31: Embark on Opportunities: How the Embark Richmond Highway Comprehensive Plan Amendment approved this year will shape the future of the Richmond Highway Corridor. Presented by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Click here.

  • Nov. 6: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County. Workshop presented by the FCEDA, the Fairfax County-based Community Business Partnership, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the U.S. Small Business Administration spotlights resources for new businesses. Click here.

  •  Nov. 15: Transforming Tysons -- Tysons East: The Tysons Partnership presents urban and economic development pros, including the FCEDA's Rodney Lusk, to discuss the radical changes reshaping Tysons Corner. Click here.

  • Nov. 16: BL Small Business Expo: Networking event with multiple speakers and local exhibitors. Presented by BL Networking. Click here.