Loudoun is a Leader in a Strong Region

Brian Tinsman
Digital Properties Manager


In the world of economic development, new business investment is called a “win,” quantified by the dollars invested, jobs created and square footage of space that is filled.

To articulate that process, John Marshall Bank assembled a panel for its economic summit that included Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority President and CEO Dr. Gerald Gordon.

“If you’re going to be in economic development, there is no better place right now to be doing this job than in Northern Virginia,” Rizer stated. “There is so much momentum here, there is so much going on. The opportunities are just so great. And when companies come to town … they’re looking at for the best opportunity. They’re looking at the regional workforce. They’re looking at the opportunity for their company to be successful.”

He added, “What’s really important to Loudoun is also really important to Fairfax, and that is that the region is very strong.”

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Gordon explained how that collaboration feeds into Washington, D.C.’s strong regional economy.

“I consider Buddy and my colleagues in the other 22 jurisdictions around the area to be friends. If you talk to any of our colleagues in the area, they will say the same thing.”

As Northern Virginia works together on major proposals, workforce housing and transportation solutions, these relationships become vital to regional success.

“Generally, I’m bullish on Northern Virginia. I think the opportunity to be here and grow is great,” Rizer said. “I’m very positive about the future in Northern Virginia.”

Here are some other items discussed by the panel:



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