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Trade group: Slow return to offices reason for concern

A slower-than-anticipated return to the office for workers across the region may have significant implications not just for those who own office buildings, but for the local governments that rely on the tax revenue and vibrancy that they provide. “Experts...

Late Vienna leader lauded for boosting economic development

The late Town Business Liaison Committee (TBLC) chairman Robert Leggett bolstered local businesses and helped the committee navigate its emerging role after the town hired its first economic-development manager, Vienna leaders said. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran who later became...

Fairfax supervisors OK economic-incentive fund

Fairfax County supervisors on June 28 appropriated $1 million to establish the Fairfax Founders Fund, a grant and technical-assistance program that will bolster promising startup companies in the county that are focused on emerging technological industries. The moneys, which will...

Economic-development chiefs largely upbeat, despite headwinds

Inter-jurisdictional cooperation is bolstering regional economic-development efforts, but several challenges – including a dysfunctional Metrorail system and shortages of housing and workers – still must be overcome, area officials said May 17 at the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of...

Fairfax officials tout economic incentives for redevelopment

Fairfax County supervisors, acting on state enabling legislation passed in 2017, in September 2020 enhanced the county’s revitalization toolkit by approving an economic-incentive program, said Elizabeth Hagg, who directs the Department of Planning and Development’s Community Revitalization Section. The program...

Commentary: Va. needs to invest in facilities for business expansion

Five times since 2007, including the past two in which it published its survey, CNBC has ranked Virginia the best state in which to do business. Kudos in particular go to our educational system and workforce, according to the network. And we must keep investing in both.

Letter: Va. should not hop into bed with Dan Snyder

Editor: I admit to feeling I was played as a sucker by none other than Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Football Team and the team’s home stadium, FedEx Field in Landover. To elaborate, back when a group of us...

Fairfax officials going high-tech in tracking Tysons growth

Development continues apace in Tysons and Fairfax County officials have supplanted their previous 200-page printed annual report with an interactive, electronic version to keep the public informed of the latest happenings. The new Web-based “Tysons Tracker” provides information on land-use...

Vienna forum to focus on economic development

Economic development will be the topic of discussion at the next “On Deck with Mercury” event, featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton. The event is slated for Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at Social Burger, and will include a discussion...

Columbia Pike advocacy group moving confidently to future

As the group’s 35th anniversary looms on the horizon this fall, the recent annual meeting of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) was a chance to take stock of tumultuous times and fly the organization’s flag in the march...
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GOP rank-and-file split on County Board endorsement

Their party has no candidates for County Board and School Board, and the rank-and-file of the Arlington County Republican...
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