E-Bird Newsletter

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-02-10

Feb. 10 E-Bird newsletter: New office tower planned for Tysons; Capital One grants support Black-owned businesses

Building a glass tower: Another glass office tower is planned for Tysons, WTOP reported. Lerner Enterprises will add a 21-story office building to its Tysons II master-planned development. The 490,000-square-foot […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-02-08

Upcoming FCEDA events to cover all aspects of starting and growing a business in Fairfax County

If you are considering starting or growing a business in Fairfax County, then join us for three upcoming webinars that will cover all aspects of the entrepreneurial journey: “Funding for […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-02-03

Feb. 3 E-Bird newsletter: 32 Fairfax County companies make Virginia Business “Best Places to Work” list; Black leaders highlighted

Best workplaces? We’ve got ’em: Fairfax County-based companies dominate Virginia Business magazine’s 12th annual list of 100 “Best Places to Work in Virginia.” In fact, 32 companies based here made […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-02-01

2021: Fairfax County EDA worked with 146 businesses adding nearly 9,000 jobs to the local economy

In 2021 the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked with 146 businesses that announced the addition of 8,973 jobs to the Fairfax County economy. Companies that made large job-creation announcements included […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-01-27

Jan. 27 E-Bird newsletter: New York Times focuses on Capital One Center, evolution of Tysons; IRS using ID.me technology

Touting Tysons: Suburban headquarters are being redesigned to add more amenities that will integrate better with their communities and attract the skilled workers, notes the New York Times. The story […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-01-25

$9.7M in grants awarded for Virginia small-business assistance; Richmond Highway small-business directory started; teen entrepreneurs wanted

Thanks to a new Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund, 12 organizations received $9.7 million in grants to create programs and products to expand access to capital and provide technical assistance […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-01-20

Jan. 20 E-Bird newsletter: NOVA is top global data-center market; ScienceLogic on a hiring spree; ShiftMed and Larabee on startup innovators list

Data center destination: Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, designated Northern Virginia as the no. 1 data center market in the world in its 2022 Global Data […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-01-18

From Fairfax County HQ, Mars runs global confection and pet care business – and focuses on sustainability

From its headquarters in a Fairfax County office building, Mars runs a business that employs more than 130,000 people to manufacture the company’s well-known confectionery brands and pet food and care […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-01-13

Jan. 13 E-Bird newsletter: HomeValet launches SmartBox for secure deliveries, Tysons retail scene evolving, startup competition is here

Smart startup: HomeValet, the Tysons startup that developed a secure, temperature-controlled “SmartBox” for grocery deliveries, is releasing its product to the public and expanding its partnership with Walmart, TechCrunch reports. […]

E-Bird Newsletter
2022-01-11

Fairfax County awards $16.8 million in PIVOT support grants to 1,016 small businesses

The Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives announced yesterday that it awarded more than $16.8 million in PIVOT grant funds to 1,016 Fairfax County businesses adversely affected by the pandemic. […]