Fairfax County is a place where all people, businesses and places are thriving economically.
Fairfax County is well known for its quality public schools, high median income, low unemployment rate, overall public safety, high concentration of both corporate headquarters and higher education institutions and other key indicators of economic prosperity. Further, the county continues to gain recognition as a source of top talent, especially in the professional and technology sectors.
At the same time, data analysis at the local level reveals that many people and neighborhoods throughout the county do not have equal access to opportunity and are prevented from realizing sustained prosperity and economic mobility as a result. There is also a need to connect historically marginalized people with new job growth, to invest in workforce training and other supports and to help residents achieve financial self-sufficiency.
With the recognition that future economic growth requires the full participation of all Fairfax County populations and places, the proposed strategies in this section focus on building the earning power of residents, supporting startups and small businesses, strategically investing in people and places with lower access to opportunity, and continuing to strongly support the favorable climate that has established Fairfax County as a truly outstanding place to build careers and grow businesses.
These proposed strategies were developed based on the extensive background work completed by the Countywide Strategic Planning Teams. The Board will determine which strategies will be pursued, as well as when they might be undertaken. This process will be highly flexible and will adapt to respond to community conditions as they evolve over time.
Improve Access to Employment Supports
Promote an Agile Policy and Regulatory Environment
Attract and Support Businesses
Leverage Partnerships, Collaboration and Competition
Build a Strong Workforce and Support Competitive Skills Attainment for Residents
Indicator: Healthy Businesses in a Diverse Mix of Industries
Indicator: Economic Stability and Upward Mobility for All People
Indicator: Preparing People for the Workforce
Indicator: Promoting Innovation in the Local Economy
Indicator: Promoting Economic Vibrancy in All Parts of Fairfax County
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Fairfax, VA 22035