The Washington Business Journal released its Power 100 Class of 2022 on Monday, October 17, and Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, was named on the exclusive list for the second time in the last 3 years.
Rizer leads the economic development activity in Loudoun County, one of the region’s fastest-growing counties, focused on attracting and retaining key businesses with a focus on economic diversity. Over the course of a 15-year career at Loudoun Economic Development, Rizer and his team have been integral in attracting $42 billion in commercial investment to the county, which has had a direct impact on significant tax rate reductions for residents.
“I’m so humbled to be included on this prestigious list, among such an impressive lineup of thought leaders”, stated Rizer. “Every person who made the cut this year is inspiring incredible work in the DC region and beyond, and I’m honored to be recognized among them.”
The Washington Business Journal chose the current class of Power 100 honorees for how they reshape full communities, how they bridge gaps, and how they make the lives of others better, enabling them to reach their top potential.
To the latter metric, Rizer acknowledges that, while his name appears on the list, the honor is a team effort. Rizer said, “Each team member within the Loudoun County Economic Development Department has had an influential hand in the successes that led to this award. Recognition in the Power 100 shows what we’ve accomplished collectively as a department to increase and diversify the economic environment in Loudoun County.”