The Fairfax City EDA fosters economic development to promote strong commercial revenue, sustainable jobs, and resources for residents by attracting, expanding, retaining, and supporting small business professionals, retailers, and hospitality.
The EDA is an organization that promotes a vibrant, growing business environment for city residents. In addition, this supportive environment will assist businesses to start and grow in the city, which creates a strong and sustainable community. A core component of the EDA’s responsibilities involves attracting quality businesses to the City by making it easier to relocate and establish businesses within the city.
The EDA is comprised of seven commissioners, independently appointed by the City Council for four year terms. Though a separate unit of government, the EDA works closely with Fairfax City Hall through the Director of Economic Development.
The EDA believes in:
- empowering local businesses
- creating sustainable business growth
- promoting community involvement through economic development
- promoting honesty and integrity in the community
- fostering close ties between people, business and government
The EDA supports new, existing, and prospective Fairfax City small business owners in professional services and retail. The EDA’s target audience seeks marketing support to achieve sustainable business growth.