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Loudoun Economic Development Blog

Information on Loudoun's businesses, both big and small, as well as focused information on the DED's key business sectors and events.

May 04

Board Approved: Airbus’ Loudoun Facility Expansion Moves Forward

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 2:26 PM by Brian Tinsman

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On April 18, the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announced that Airbus Americas selected the Airbus facility in Ashburn as the site for its newly consolidated operations with Satair Group, a 100 percent Airbus subsidiary.  

On May 3, the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development requested a $200,000 commercial business incentive fund grant in the form of fee waivers and cash from the Board of Supervisors to finalize the deal.

The board approved this incentive by a vote of 9-0.

The funds will be used to train and retain the staff necessary for the consolidated operations. The department’s analysis shows that the return on investment will be realized within three years. This is the first commercial business incentive authorized by the board this fiscal year.

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Apr 12

Women-Owned Businesses Flourishing in Loudoun

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM by Brian Tinsman

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Brian Tinsman 
Digital Properties Manager

According to the sixth annual “State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,” the number of women-owned businesses in Virginia has risen 29.5 percent since 2007.

This is faster than any other business sector in the commonwealth, according to a separate study by Chmura Economic and Analytics. This report found that such businesses are adding employees at
nine times the pace of total employment growth.

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Apr 08

All the Right Moves

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM by Brian Tinsman

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Lois Kirkpatrick
Marketing and Communications Manager 

Summer is coming, and that’s the most popular time of year for office relocations. MoverJunction is a Loudoun-based company that helps make it easier for businesses to move. MoverJunction Founder and CEO Saurabh “Raj” Kalra explained how.

“Every day we get calls from customers who are moving but have no idea where to start. There's too many moving options out there, and figuring out which one is right for you can be a hectic job,” Kalra said. “To address this pain point and make move-planning easier and more manageable for customers, we decided to create the current MoverJunction portal. From finding a moving company, to getting moving quotes and moving supplies, customers can do it all from our website.”

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