Loudoun County’s business community showed incredible resiliency through the health and economic crises of the last two years, but leaders are still needed to help ensure a bright future.
Loudoun Economic Development is seeking candidates to serve on the Economic Development Advisory Commission, a body of business leaders tasked with advising the Board of Supervisors and shaping the economic environment.
Members of the Loudoun business community who are interested in volunteering their time and expertise to promote the economic growth of the county should submit an application online by close of business on Friday, September 17, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be eligible for recommendation to the Board of Supervisors from EDAC leadership.
At least three seats on the commission need to be filled, and Loudoun County seeks diverse and experienced voices to apply for these openings. Applicants should be comfortable attending business meetings, working collaboratively on a shared vision for the future, and communicating the county’s resources back to the business interests they represent.
Loudoun leads all Virginia counties in new commercial investment since 2016, thanks in large part to the world’s largest data center hub. Economic analysis confirms Loudoun is primed for growth in the health IT, highly specialized manufacturing and logistics industries, and can build on its agricultural success.
With four Metro Silver Line stations serving Loudoun expected to open in 2022, there is tremendous opportunity for economic diversification.
“Loudoun County is a national economic success story, thanks in part to the insights of our advisory boards, which inform the leadership of the Board of Supervisors. We look to our Economic Development Advisory Commission to work with staff and elected officials to ensure a diversified and inclusive #LoudounPossible economy,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer said. “New EDAC members, with diverse backgrounds and fresh perspectives, will play an influential role in achieving our ambitious goals.”
Commission members may serve two three-year terms, meeting six times per year, every other month starting in January.
The meetings are free and open to the public; interested parties can check the county calendar for upcoming meeting dates, times, locations and agendas.
EDAC leadership will review applicants and recommend nominees to the Board of Supervisors for appointment. The commission’s members, bylaws, agendas and other documents are available at biz.loudoun.gov.