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Fairfax City Economic Development

Fairfax City Economic Development helps businesses grow. Our office can help you find space for your business, create business development opportunities for expansion, and go through the technical process of getting your businesses licensed from start to finish. To learn more about our services visit and learn more about licensing and permitting at


Since 1990, the Economic Development Office (EDO) has been focused on ensuring a strong economic base across the City.

  • The EDO promotes the city’s office and retail spaces to business prospects; vacant commercial properties to developers; assists businesses in their location decisions and processing through the city’s administrative procedures; and acts as a facilitator for existing businesses in understanding and working through issues with city ordinances and policies.
  • The EDO also provides staff support to the Economic Development Authority (EDA). In partnership, the EDO and the EDA work to foster and promote economic development and redevelopment in the City of Fairfax.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Tax Credits / Incentives (Specialty)
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Incentives


  • Demographic / Census Data
  • Grants

Marketing and Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Incubators (Specialty)
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Retail Space (Specialty)
  • Site / Office / Space Location Assistance (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • County Business Issues
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Building Codes
  • Certification
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Fire Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Zoning Codes

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Events and Ecosystem Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Markets or Sales Events, including Pop-Ups
  • Networking / Meetups
Contact Information
Nicole Toulouse
10300 Eaton Pl
Fairfax, VA 22030