Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI)

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 8:30AM-4:30PM M-F

703-324-5171 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
Fairfax, VA 22035

Rebecca Moudry, Director

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WHAT WE DO

Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI) leverages county resources and develops policy recommendations to foster economic development and position Fairfax to be an economically competitive and prosperous community. It also works closely with small, local businesses to advise and guide them as they grow.

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Entrepreneur Education Calendar

The most important step to starting a business is good planning. Fairfax County and its partners offer free support and resources to assist you. Check out our Entrepreneur Education calendar for seminars, classes and more to help you achieve your business goals. 

DEI Newsletter

STAYING IN THE "KNOW" IS EASY!

Sign-up today for Fairfax County's Economic Initiatives Listserv and get the latest information that will help you expand, enhance and grow your business.

Each month we, the Department of Economic Initiatives, receive important and relevant business information, that we will send to our local business community.

Fairfax Peak

Alpine-X, a Virginia-based company, has submitted a proposal to build a 450,000-square-foot snow-sports center with plans for a 1,700-foot long, 280-foot high ski slope. If approved, this project, known as Fairfax Peak,  would sit  on the I-95 Lorton landfill, owned by Fairfax County.


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May 4, 2022
        Are you a small business owner that needs help with marketing, branding, and social media? We have a FREE solution! Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County Library and the Vienna Business Association are teaming up to present IGNITE SMALL BUSINESS BOOTCAMP SERIES - a five-week program that will dive deep into marketing, branding, and social media and is tailored exclusively toward entrepreneurs and small business owners in Fairfax County. This series, led by industry experts,  will include four virtual sessions and one in-person session.  Sessions include: Branding vs. Advertising; Digital Marketing Strategy and Social Media; Websites and Visuals; and Websites, Content and Evaluating the Impact. Attendees are expected to attend all sessions. Learn more and register for FREE workshop series at  https://www.exploreviennava.com/ignite2022 Space is limited to 16 spaces are left (as of 5/4) so act fast!          

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May 2, 2022
In celebration of the SBA’s small business week, we cheer the small businesses that make up more than 90% of the businesses and one third of all employees in Fairfax County.  If you are starting or running a small business, FFX Co is focused on how to help you be successful! Here are a just few examples of current small business opportunities: -    Looking to start a business? Attend Entrepreneurship 101 on May 3rd -    Want specialized advice? Check out BIZ EX Starting a Business Guide for step-by-step information. -    Are you a maker? You should join Made In Fairfax to be linked to like-minded makers in FFX -    Want a place to sell your goods and services? Check out PARC Tysons Shop Local Saturday Markets -    Need space? Watch this You Tube Seminar on Choosing Space These are just a small sample of the many ways Fairfax County supports its small business community.  Learn more at FairfaxCounty.gov  

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May 2, 2022
In this issue of Fairfax County Economic Initiatives News:     IGNITE Your Businesses Potential with the 2022 Small Business Bootcamp Are you a small business owner that needs help with marketing, branding, and social media? We have a FREE solution! Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County Library and the Vienna Business Association are teaming up to present IGNITE SMALL BUSINESS BOOTCAMP SERIES - a five-week program that will dive deep into marketing, branding, and social media and is tailored exclusively toward entrepreneurs and small business owners in Fairfax County. This series, led by industry experts,  will include four virtual sessions and one in-person session.  Sessions include: Branding vs. Advertising; Digital Marketing Strategy and Social Media; Websites and Visuals; and Websites, Content and Evaluating the Impact. Learn more and register for FREE workshop series at  https://www.exploreviennava.com/ignite2022 Space is limited to 60 participants so act fast! Attendees are expected to attend all sessions.       National Small Business Week Seeks Success Stories to Share Many small business owners were helped by the business COVID relief that helped them get through the pandemic. Senator Tim Kaine is looking to shine a spotlight on examples of Virginia small businesses that have come up with innovative ways to make it through the pandemic and support their communities. Specifically, they are looking for positive success stories about the resilience of small businesses that were impacted by COVID-19 and also to highlight the importance of supporting small businesses. Please nominate a small business to be featured during National Small Business Week (May 1-7, 2022).         Access the ECONOMICINITIATIVES-ENEWS Home Page and Archives Unsubscribe from the ECONOMICINITIATIVES-ENEWS List

UPCOMING EVENTS

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11:00AM, EVENT DESCRIPTION The Board of Supervisors Economic Initiatives…

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3:00PM, The Board of Supervisors Economic Advisory Commission is scheduled to…

Dec

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9:30AM, EVENT DESCRIPTION The Board of Supervisors Economic Initiatives…

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