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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.

Jul 01

WBJ Op-Ed: 'Metro Worth the Pain for Loudoun County'

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 5:02 PM by Brian Tinsman

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If you have a painful commute right now because of the D.C. Metro SafeTrack program, you won’t want to read this:

SafeTrack is a good thing. And Paul Wiedefeld, Metro’s new general manager, deserves our applause.

That’s because Metro, when it works well, means opportunities and possibilities.

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May 31

Party or Perish: Why Loudoun Needs a More Active Nightlife to Compete for Daytime Jobs

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 3:46 PM by Brian Tinsman

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Tony Howard
CEO, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Blog originally appeared on Loudoun County Chamber Insider

Loudoun County finds itself at an economic crossroads.

For the past generation or so, our community has enjoyed a robust economy and what many of us consider to be a world class quality of life.

But Loudoun’s future prosperity will not be secured by employing strategies that worked in the past. Especially given the historic shifts happening in how people want to live, work and play.

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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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