If you are new to Fairfax County, welcome to one of the world’s most interesting places to live and work. If you are new to the county and are interested in being part of our dynamic business community, here is an “insider’s tip” that you will want to know: The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), works with everyone who wants to start or expand a business in the county.
For aspiring entrepreneurs, we host “Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County” workshops almost every month. Some 4,000 people have attended one of these workshops since 2003 and you will find a wealth of local, state and federal resources to help you map out starting a business here. If you need office space, the FCEDA helps businesses find the office space they need so they can grow in the county. We have a complete database of office space options in every part of the county, and we can help you navigate that process so you become an established part of the business community.
Why do we do this? The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors charged the FCEDA with building a business community — help companies create jobs and fill office space — to build the commercial tax base. This generates revenue that the Board of Supervisors uses to fund the full range of high-quality public services for which Fairfax County is well-known. Building the commercial tax base means that residents don’t have to pick up all the costs of providing those services.
The FCEDA has been working for more than 50 years with entrepreneurs and owners of businesses of every size to enlarge the commercial tax base and make the Fairfax County economy one of the strongest anywhere. Visit www.fairfaxcountyeda.org to see how the Economic Development Authority can help you.