CORE and THRIVE Advancing Businesses in Fairfax County

CORE and THRIVE Advancing Businesses in Fairfax County

As one of my first actions as Chair of the County’s Economic Initiatives Committee, I was thrilled to announce the launch of Fairfax CORE — Your Ultimate Resource for Entrepreneurial Success! As a serial entrepreneur with decades of business experience, supporting and advancing small, medium and large businesses, encouraging their growth in the County is one of my highest priorities.

This week, the County proudly introduces Fairfax CORE (Connecting Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs), a groundbreaking online platform designed to empower business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Fairfax County, including the towns of Clifton and Vienna and cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. The new web-based platform connects businesses with the resources they need to establish, expand and evolve. Fairfax CORE’s navigator provides:

• Access to more than 115 entrepreneur support organizations in and around Fairfax County. 

• Quick and easy access to a searchable resource database that connects entrepreneurs to the right experts at the right time. 

• Resources based on type of assistance, industry or stage of business, entrepreneurs can connect to the correct resources to support their journey. 

• Comprehensive business guides providing useful information for entrepreneurs.

• Robust events calendar promoting low and no cost education and networking events. 

• Translatable into 58 languages and many of the resource partners are focused on supporting diverse communities. 

The new Fairfax THRIVE program is offering technical assistance aimed at bolstering the resilience and growth of small businesses in the area. Sign up to be one of the 600 businesses receiving up to $10,000 in consulting services to help you reach your business goals and continue your post-pandemic recovery. THRIVE is the latest addition to Fairfax County's comprehensive strategy to support small businesses. 

Apply now! Applications are being accepted until all 600 slots are filled, or until April 30, 2024. 

Since 2020, the County has allocated over $70 million in funding for community business support. Programs such as the Microloan Program, RISE Small Business Grant Program, PIVOT Recovery Grant Program and the Economic Recovery Framework have played pivotal roles in the County's pandemic economic recovery efforts.

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