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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Department Cosponsors Outside-the-Beltway Tour

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Loudoun Economic Development is cosponsoring NAIOP’s 2014 Outside-the-Beltway tour for commercial real estate professionals. The event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. The tour includes portions of... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour May 17-18, 2014

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The public is invited to enjoy the people, places, products and produce of Loudoun’s thriving agricultural community during the 2014 Spring Farm Tour, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and... Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Loudoun Small Business Week 2014

Loudoun Economic Development invites the business community to celebrate Loudoun Small Business Week from May 12-16. More than a dozen events – most offered free of charge – will provide learning and networking opportunities... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Loudoun County Streamlines Data Center Development Process

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Loudoun County Virginia, long considered a top choice for the world’s technology companies as a prime location for data centers, has become even more accessible and open to new business opportunities thanks to legislation... Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

French Company KoDe Software to Open Loudoun Office

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KoDe Software, a Paris, France-based I.T. company, has announced a Loudoun County, Virginia location for its first U.S. office. The company will launch its North American operations with five staff and an investment of $100... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Miguel Salinas Named Economic Development Assistant Director

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Michael “Miguel” Salinas has been named assistant director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development. He assumes the position that was formerly held by the Director of Economic Development, Buddy Rizer.... Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Loudoun Farmers Invited to Apply for the 2014 Spring Farm Tour

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Loudoun’s annual Spring Farm Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18. Farmers who would like to participate are encouraged to review the tour policies and guidelines, and complete the... Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

Loudoun County’s Hornbaker Honored by Cattlemen’s Association

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Gary Hornbaker’s efforts in assisting and growing the region’s cattle industry were honored at the 10th annual Blue Ridge Cattlemen’s Association meeting held at Whitestone Farm in Aldie. Hornbaker, Loudoun County’s rural... Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2014

Community Asked to Nominate Loudoun’s Finest Design

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Is there a Loudoun building, public space, development or architectural detail you admire? The Loudoun County Design Cabinet is seeking nominations for the 2014 Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards Program.... Read on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

Buddy Rizer is Loudoun County’s New Director of Economic Development

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Buddy Rizer has been selected as the new Director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Rizer has been serving as Acting Director of the department... Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2013

Listen to Buddy Rizer's Executive Leaders Radio Interviews

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The Acting Director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Buddy Rizer, has achieved the distinction of being one of the few business leaders to have been interviewed by Executive Leaders Radio twice... Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2013

Russian Embassy Kicks Off Loudoun Holiday Tree Season

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In Loudoun County, Virginia, “Black Friday” is followed by “Green Saturday” as hundreds of area residents drive to Loudoun farms for Christmas trees. This year the holiday tree-buying season will be kicked off by a... Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2013

TelecomHUB Event Focuses on Driving Data Center Growth

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On November 21st, Loudoun Economic Development is partnering with tw telecom for "Cloud Ready: Data Centers on Demand." This TelecomHUB event focuses on driving data center growth in Loudoun's famed "Data Center... Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2013

Event to Explore Loudoun’s Digital Divide

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is cosponsoring a community dialog on the economic, educational and social impact of the county’s digital divide. “The Connectivity Challenge” will be held on Tuesday,... Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

Loudoun Wins Award for Small Business Program

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of Entrepreneurship for communities with populations of 200,000 – 500,000 from the International... Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2013

State-of-the-Art Power Plant Coming to Loudoun

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announces that Panda Power Fund will build a power plant on a 101-acre parcel in Loudoun County. The plant will be located near Leesburg, Virginia in the Stonewall... Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

Loudoun Fall Farm Tour October 19-20

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Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of working Loudoun County farms during the 2013 Fall Farm Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20. Families can tour an orchid greenhouse, gather fresh... Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2013

Loudoun Display Opens at Dulles Airport

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, the Loudoun Design Cabinet and the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority have unveiled the new “Signatures of Loudoun” exhibit at the Washington Dulles... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

Loudoun Partners on Cyber Security Event

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“There’s a trillion-dollar anti-virus industry, but are you feeling any safer?” Riley Repko asked the business leaders, educators and county officials who attended “Cyber Security: The Ultimate Man-Made Partnership” hosted... Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2013

Loudoun Partners With French Embassy on Special 1 Million Cups Event September 25

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Loudoun County, Virginia’s Department of Economic Development is partnering with 1 Million Cups and the French Embassy to offer a special 1 Million Cups event on Wednesday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at the Mason Enterprise... Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

New SCORE Chapter to Help Loudoun Businesses

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Starting September 25, Loudoun entrepreneurs will have additional hands-on assistance with starting and growing their companies. The Small Business Administration-sponsored SCORE program (formerly known as the Service Corps... Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Loudoun’s Rural Economic Development Council Recruiting New Members

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Loudoun County seeks candidates to assist in fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Rural Economic Development Council. There are six openings on the 31-member council; the two-year terms begin January 1, 2014. Leaders... Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

14 Loudoun Companies Make Fastest-Growth List

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Fourteen Loudoun County firms are on Inc. magazine’s 2013 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation. More than $215 million in annual revenue was reported by the Loudoun companies on the list.

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

Calling All Farmers: Loudoun Economic Development Accepting Applications for the 2013 Fall Farm Tour

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2013 Fall Farm Tour, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. The Fall Farm Tour is held... Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

Loudoun Economic Development “Wins” Up 47 Percent

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has released its annual report for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2012 and ended June 30, 2013. The report shows that FY2013 was a banner year, with good news in all... Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

Video: Relocating Your Business in Loudoun, VA

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Loudoun Economic Development is committed to helping small businesses thrive within our county. Whether it's through Loudoun SourceLink or working with our partners, including the Small Business Development Center, small... Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2013

Entrepreneurs Converging in New Leesburg HUBZone

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Have you heard? The Small Business Administration’s January 2013 HUBZone designation for part of Leesburg is making quite a stir in the local business community. Designations are made to “historically underutilized business”... Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

Economic Development Director Flynn Resigns; Rizer to Serve as Acting Director

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Tom Flynn, Director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, is resigning effective July 31, 2013, and Assistant Director Buddy Rizer has been appointed to serve as Acting Director of the department, County... Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Loudoun, VA Offers the FBI a Unique Opportunity for Sustainability

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Green practices aren't just a fad-- they make good business sense. Loudoun, Virginia-based companies have been proving that for years, by implementing sustainability efforts both large and small. Whether it's receiving... Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

Digital Realty Makes $150 Million Commitment in Loudoun County

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At least 50 new jobs to be added due to campus expansion

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a leading global provider of data center solutions, has made a firm commitment to invest at... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2013

Popular Ignite Event Comes to Loudoun/Fairfax

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“Ignite Loudoun/Fairfax,” which takes place on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, is going to be a lot different from your usual networking event.

Ignite events have been held in more than 100 cities... Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2013

Signatures of Loudoun Award Winners Revealed

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The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, which is supported by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, has unveiled 12 winners in the annual architecture and design competition.

The winners are the Franklin Park... Read on...

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Posted on: May 28, 2013

Loudoun Design Cabinet to Unveil Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards

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The Loudoun County Design Cabinet will unveil the winners in the 2013 Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence program Wednesday, June 5. The awards presentation will be at approximately 5 p.m. in the Loudoun County... Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2013

Celebrate Loudoun Small Business Week June 3-7, 2013

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Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in Loudoun Small Business Week, which runs from June 3-7. For registration details about each event below, contact the Loudoun County Department of Economic... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2013

Learn how to Find, Hire and Keep Remarkable People

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Small Business Week 2013 is fast approaching, and Loudoun Economic Development and our partners are putting on a full slate of events. From June 3-7, entrepreneurs can learn how to find a co-founder, job seekers can attend a... Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2013

Loudoun Business Leaders Applaud “Lead Like a General”

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“I started to take a couple notes at the beginning, and ended up typing the entire time,” said Vice President of Easterns Automotive Group Ahmad Samha. He was one of dozens of Loudoun County, Virginia business leaders who... Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2013

FBI HQ: Loudoun Offers Best Site for New Location

Loudoun County, Virginia leadership announces its continued support for Loudoun as the best location for the FBI’s new headquarters. “Loudoun clearly remains the top choice for the FBI’s new location,” said Chairman of the... Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2013

Vacancy Stablization Means Loudoun is a Prime Spot for Spec Office Space

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Recently, ground was broken on Riverside Office Park. Located at 19490 Sandridge Way in Lansdowne, this project will bring 54,000 square feet of spec office space to Loudoun. While projects like this are becoming more common... Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2013

Raytheon Selects Loudoun for Consolidated IIS Business Headquarters

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Loudoun, Virginia Economic Development welcomes Raytheon Company's selection of Loudoun County as the location for the consolidated headquarters of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business.

“With... Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2013

Loudoun Moves Forward With Rural Economic Business Development Strategy

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved the Rural Economic Business Development Strategy developed by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and the Rural Economic Development Council.

“This... Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

Air Force General (ret.) Ron Keys to Teach Business Leaders How to 'Lead Like A General'

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Loudoun County's Department of Economic Development, along with Virginia's Economic Development Partnership, the National Conference Center, and with the Mosby Heritage Area Association, is proud to present, "Lead... Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2013

Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour May 18-19, 2013

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The public is invited to enjoy the people, places, products and produce of Loudoun’s thriving agricultural community during the 2013 Spring Farm Tour, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and... Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2013

Helping Loudoun Students Find Loudoun Internships

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has created a web portal on InternMatch.Com to help Loudoun companies find qualified candidates for internship positions. Businesses are invited to post their internships... Read on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2013

Riverside Office Park Groundbreaking April 25

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce that on Thursday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m., Buckeye Development will break ground on a three-story, 54,000 square-foot Class-A office building at... Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2013

FBI HQ Offers Opportunities, Benefits

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Loudoun County media coverage spiked last week with the announcement that the county had issued an official Request for Information response, detailing eight potential FBI headquarters sites and their advantages. In... Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2013

Startups to Pitch Business Ideas at Dolphin Tank™

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development invites Loudoun entrepreneurs to attend Dolphin Tank™ on Wednesday, March 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at AOL, located at 22000 AOL Way in Dulles, Virginia. The event is free;... Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2013

FBI HQ: Loudoun Offers Eight Potential Sites

Today the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development officially submitted eight sites in Loudoun, Virginia for the General Services Administration to consider in its quest to find a new FBI headquarters location. The... Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2013

Loudoun Invites Small Business Owners to Funding Workshops

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is hosting “Equity 101,” a three-part series for entrepreneurs and business owners who are considering seeking angel and venture capital investment for the first time.... Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2013

Loudoun Design Cabinet Leader Named AIA Fellow

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce that Alan L. Hansen, FAIA, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his work founding and leading the Loudoun County... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2013

Loudoun Farmers Invited to Apply for the 2013 Spring Farm Tour

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Loudoun’s annual Spring Farm Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. Farmers who would like to participate are encouraged to review the tour policies and guidelines, and complete the... Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2013

The Ninth Annual Forum for Rural Innovation will be Held on March 8

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On March 8, Loudoun is joining with counties and towns in Virginia and West Virginia to host the ninth annual Form for Rural Innovation. The forum, which will be held in Winchester, Virginia, is focused on improving rural... Read on...

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Posted on: January 24, 2013

Loudoun Design Cabinet Kicks Off 2013 Awards Program

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The Loudoun County Design Cabinet is now accepting nominations for the ninth annual Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards. Nominations are encouraged from the public, as well project owners, developers and... Read on...

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Posted on: January 23, 2013

Company Buys Lost Creek Winery for $2.3 Million

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announces the sale of Lost Creek Vineyards and Winery by Bob and Carol Hauck to Hampton Roads Holdings, Inc. for $2.3 million. The licensed, Tuscan-style winery, which is... Read on...

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Posted on: January 17, 2013

COPT Buys 34 Acres in Loudoun’s Data Center Alley

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce another major investment in its thriving data center sector. Columbia, Maryland-based Corporate Office Properties Trust has bought 34 acres for $14... Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2013

Loudoun Offers Special Event to Help Small Businesses Grow

Startups, small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to a special kickoff event for Loudoun SourceLink, an online tool that matches entrepreneurs to resources that can help small businesses grow.

“Grow Smarter,”... Read on...

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Posted on: January 3, 2013

Loudoun Sourcelink to Launch February 5

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Coming soon: a new online tool for Loudoun’s entrepreneurial community. Loudoun SourceLink is a one-stop website dedicated to assisting small businesses.

SourceLink connects entrepreneurs to the... Read on...

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Posted on: December 20, 2012

Loudoun County Design Cabinet Honored With Board of Supervisors Resolution

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Today 10 years of service by the Loudoun County Design Cabinet was recognized with a Loudoun County Board of Supervisors resolution of commendation. The cabinet is composed of 13 architects, engineers, planners and landscape... Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2012

Going to BAT for Businesses

Loudoun County staff are making it easier for companies to do business in Loudoun. The county's new Business Assistance Team will save companies time and effort during the development and permitting process.

"If... Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2012

Economic Development Newsletter for Agribusinesses

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announces a new publication for the Loudoun agribusiness community. “Loudoun Producer” will be published three times per year: once in print, and twice in an email format... Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2012

Celebrate Christmas in the Loudoun Valleys

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development invites readers to view the 2012 Guide to Trees, Greens and Holiday Floral Products. “Christmas in the Loudoun Valleys” lists 15 Christmas tree farms and four retail... Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2012

Loudoun Hosts Fam Tour

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development recently held a familiarization tour for site selectors from outside the national capital region. This 2.5-day event generated a broader awareness of... Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2012

Apply By November 30 for the 2013 Beginner Farmer Training Program

Future Harvest – CASA’s Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) is accepting applications through November 30 for enrollment for the 2013 season. Loudoun Economic Development is a proud sponsor of this program. Now in its... Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2012

Loudoun Welcomes Parcel Delivery Express to New Dulles Location

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announces that Parcel Delivery Express has moved into their newest distribution center, near Washington-Dulles International Airport. The Hanover, MD-based company now... Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2012

Economic Development Director Re-Elected to IEDC Board

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The Loudoun, Virginia Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council has re-elected Thomas M. Flynn to its Board of Directors for a... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2012

RagingWire Buys Land in Loudoun’s “Data Center Alley”

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved the sale of county-owned property to RagingWire Data Centers for $20 million. The 75.4-acre Ashburn, Virginia parcel, which the company plans to develop into a 750,000... Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2012

Loudoun’s Fall Color Tour October 20-21: Farms, Fun, Food and Wine

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Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of working Loudoun County farms during the 2012 Fall Color Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21.

* Observe horses, alpacas, cattle, donkeys and sheep... Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2012

Twilight Dinner Promotes Agri-Tourism

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Recently, The seventh annual Twilight Dinner was held at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn. The event was a follow-up to the Forum for Rural Innovation, which was held in Winchester in March. The Forum is a cooperative... Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2012

View Loudoun Economic Development's Annual Report

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With FY2012 ending in June, Loudoun Economic Development wanted to highlight our activities and successes for the last fiscal year. Our annual report tells you what you need to know about economic development in Loudoun,... Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2012

Loudoun’s Rural Economic Development Council Recruiting New Members

Loudoun County seeks candidates to assist in fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Rural Economic Development Council. There are five openings on the 31-member council; the two-year terms begin January 1, 2013. Leaders... Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2012

Loudoun’s Fast-Track Process to Save Businesses Time, Money

Loudoun, Virginia Economic Development announces the Fast-Track Process for commercial real estate projects.

Since 2004, Loudoun County has had procedures in place to expedite approvals for commercial real estate... Read on...

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Posted on: August 30, 2012

Starting Your Business in Loudoun

Whether you're planning on making and selling tote bags from your home, starting a software company, or building a brewery, the steps to starting a business can be confusing. The Loudoun Department of Economic Development... Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2012

Loudoun, Virginia Tops Job List

CNN Money reports that Loudoun, Virginia is the #1 county in the nation in job growth. From 2000-2011, the number of jobs in Loudoun grew by more than 83 percent.

“The jobs followed the people,” explained Loudoun County... Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2012

Global Company Locates in Loudoun

Loudoun, Virginia Economic Development is pleased to announce that iGate has located their new East Coast facilities in Loudoun County. This technology firm, which was founded in India, is leasing space at Center Oak Plaza... Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2012

Loudoun Department of Economic Development Invites Farmers to Participate in 2012 Fall Color Tour

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2012 Fall Color Tour, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. The Fall Color Tour is held... Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2012

Jim Herbert: New Business Development Manager for Loudoun Economic Development

Loudoun, Virginia Economic Development announces that it has hired Jim Herbert as the department’s new business development manager. The department’s former business development officer, Buddy Rizer, was promoted to... Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

Farm-to-Fork Loudoun Kicks Off its Second Annual Event

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The farm-to-fork movement has been gaining steam across the country, with consumers becoming increasingly interested in where their food comes from. Farm-to-Fork Loudoun, in its second year, is bringing the best of... Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2012

Flynn, York, Letourneau attend Farnborough International Airshow

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Loudoun Economic Development focuses on eight strategic industry clusters that drive innovation and jobs into our area. One key cluster is aerospace, which is bolstered by Loudoun's proximity to NASA, the U.S. Department... Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2012

It's a Great Time to Be a Loudoun Entrepreneur

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell declared this "The Year of the Entrepreneur" in Virginia, and he's not alone. As part of his Startup America Initiative, President Obama called on both the federal government and the... Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2012

Spotlight On: Foreign-Owned Firms

When you think of international companies setting up shop in the U.S., you probably see them in New York, Chicago, or another big city. The fact is, more and more of them are coming right here to Loudoun, VA. Loudoun's... Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2012

Volunteer to Serve on the Economic Development Commission

The Loudoun County Economic Development Commission has several openings for terms beginning in January 2013. Leaders from all sectors of the local business community are encouraged to apply. Interviews will take place in... Read on...

Learn more about the EDC and its mission.
Posted on: June 20, 2012

Loudoun Business Expands, Secures Permanent Location

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Brossman’s Orchard has opened an expanded roadside stand in a permanent location near the corner of Route 15 North and Spinks Ferry Road, approximately six miles north of Leesburg, Virginia. The stand offers another venue... Read on...

For more information, visit loudounfarms.org.
Posted on: June 20, 2012

Spotlight On: Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of Loudoun, Virginia's emerging clusters. With over 60 life science firms already in place, more and more big names are seeing Loudoun's advantages and setting up shop in our county.

There are... Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2012

Agricultural Development Officer Kellie Boles Guests on 'Inside Loudoun County.'

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The new edition of 'Inside Loudoun County' features Economic Development's Agricultural Development Officer, Kellie Boles, speaking about the department's rural business development efforts.

Boles is joined by... Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2012

Cabinet Recognizes Design Excellence in 8th Annual Signatures of Loudoun Program

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Icons of Loudoun old and new were on display at the 2012 Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards June 5. The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, together with representatives from a student panel, unveiled 10 winners in... Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2012

Loudoun’s 2012 Spring Farm Tour May 19 and 20 – Spend a Weekend in the Country!

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Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains. Get to know Loudoun’s rural community by spending a weekend in the country during the Spring Farm... Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2012

Loudoun Celebrates Small Business Week May 20-26, 2012

Loudoun Celebrates Small Business Week May 20-26, 2012

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and its cosponsors will celebrate National Small Business Week 2012 with the following events the week of May... Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2012

Loudoun Economic Development Cosponsors Commercial Real Estate Tour

Loudoun Economic Development Cosponsors Commercial Real Estate Tour

On May 10, 2012, more than 500 land owners, developers, investors, brokers and site selectors will experience a hands-on overview of the commercial real... Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2012

Loudoun Continues to Grow its Data Center Cluster with a New 64,000 Square Foot Facility in Dulles

The Loudoun Department of Economic Development announced today that existing Loudoun businesses Equinix, Inc. and Carpathia Hosting have joined together to add a 64,000 square foot data center to Loudoun’s ever-expanding... Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2012

Department of Economic Development Invites Farmers to Participate in 2012 Spring Farm Tour

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2012 Spring Farm Tour scheduled for 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th. The Spring Farm Tour is held annually and... Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2012

Virginia’s Secretary of Technology Visits Western Loudoun County

Virginia’s Secretary of Technology Visits Western Loudoun County

The Virginia Secretary of Technology, Jim Duffey and Assistant Secretary of Technology, Cameron Kilberg, visited Loudoun County last Friday for a tour of... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2012

RIZER NAMED NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Rizer is Loudoun County’s New Assistant Director of Economic Development

Loudoun County announced today the promotion of Walter “Buddy” Rizer to Assistant Director of the Department of Economic Development (DED). Rizer... Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2012

NOMINATION PERIOD OPENS WITH NEW CATEGORIES FOR ANNUAL SIGNATURES OF LOUDOUN COMPETITION

“This award program recognizes that Loudoun’s exceptional built environment and great communities didn’t just happen, they have been influenced and enhanced by quality design. The Signatures of Loudoun program is unique in... Read on...


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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour May 17-18, 2014

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The public is invited to enjoy the people, places, products and produce of Loudoun’s thriving agricultural community during the 2014 Spring Farm Tour, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and... Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

Loudoun Farmers Invited to Apply for the 2014 Spring Farm Tour

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Loudoun’s annual Spring Farm Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18. Farmers who would like to participate are encouraged to review the tour policies and guidelines, and complete the... Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

Loudoun County’s Hornbaker Honored by Cattlemen’s Association

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Gary Hornbaker’s efforts in assisting and growing the region’s cattle industry were honored at the 10th annual Blue Ridge Cattlemen’s Association meeting held at Whitestone Farm in Aldie. Hornbaker, Loudoun County’s rural... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2013

Russian Embassy Kicks Off Loudoun Holiday Tree Season

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In Loudoun County, Virginia, “Black Friday” is followed by “Green Saturday” as hundreds of area residents drive to Loudoun farms for Christmas trees. This year the holiday tree-buying season will be kicked off by a... Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2013

Event to Explore Loudoun’s Digital Divide

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is cosponsoring a community dialog on the economic, educational and social impact of the county’s digital divide. “The Connectivity Challenge” will be held on Tuesday,... Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

Loudoun Fall Farm Tour October 19-20

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Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of working Loudoun County farms during the 2013 Fall Farm Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20. Families can tour an orchid greenhouse, gather fresh... Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

Loudoun’s Rural Economic Development Council Recruiting New Members

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Loudoun County seeks candidates to assist in fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Rural Economic Development Council. There are six openings on the 31-member council; the two-year terms begin January 1, 2014. Leaders... Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

Calling All Farmers: Loudoun Economic Development Accepting Applications for the 2013 Fall Farm Tour

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2013 Fall Farm Tour, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. The Fall Farm Tour is held... Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2013

Loudoun Moves Forward With Rural Economic Business Development Strategy

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved the Rural Economic Business Development Strategy developed by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and the Rural Economic Development Council.

“This... Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2013

Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour May 18-19, 2013

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The public is invited to enjoy the people, places, products and produce of Loudoun’s thriving agricultural community during the 2013 Spring Farm Tour, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and... Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2013

Loudoun Farmers Invited to Apply for the 2013 Spring Farm Tour

Spring Farm Tour

Loudoun’s annual Spring Farm Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. Farmers who would like to participate are encouraged to review the tour policies and guidelines, and complete the... Read on...

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Posted on: January 23, 2013

Company Buys Lost Creek Winery for $2.3 Million

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announces the sale of Lost Creek Vineyards and Winery by Bob and Carol Hauck to Hampton Roads Holdings, Inc. for $2.3 million. The licensed, Tuscan-style winery, which is... Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2012

Economic Development Newsletter for Agribusinesses

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announces a new publication for the Loudoun agribusiness community. “Loudoun Producer” will be published three times per year: once in print, and twice in an email format... Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2012

Celebrate Christmas in the Loudoun Valleys

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development invites readers to view the 2012 Guide to Trees, Greens and Holiday Floral Products. “Christmas in the Loudoun Valleys” lists 15 Christmas tree farms and four retail... Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2012

Apply By November 30 for the 2013 Beginner Farmer Training Program

Future Harvest – CASA’s Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) is accepting applications through November 30 for enrollment for the 2013 season. Loudoun Economic Development is a proud sponsor of this program. Now in its... Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2012

Twilight Dinner Promotes Agri-Tourism

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Recently, The seventh annual Twilight Dinner was held at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn. The event was a follow-up to the Forum for Rural Innovation, which was held in Winchester in March. The Forum is a cooperative... Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2012

Loudoun’s Rural Economic Development Council Recruiting New Members

Loudoun County seeks candidates to assist in fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Rural Economic Development Council. There are five openings on the 31-member council; the two-year terms begin January 1, 2013. Leaders... Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2012

Loudoun Department of Economic Development Invites Farmers to Participate in 2012 Fall Color Tour

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2012 Fall Color Tour, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. The Fall Color Tour is held... Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2012

Farm-to-Fork Loudoun Kicks Off its Second Annual Event

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The farm-to-fork movement has been gaining steam across the country, with consumers becoming increasingly interested in where their food comes from. Farm-to-Fork Loudoun, in its second year, is bringing the best of... Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2012

Agricultural Development Officer Kellie Boles Guests on 'Inside Loudoun County.'

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The new edition of 'Inside Loudoun County' features Economic Development's Agricultural Development Officer, Kellie Boles, speaking about the department's rural business development efforts.

Boles is joined by... Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2012

Loudoun’s 2012 Spring Farm Tour May 19 and 20 – Spend a Weekend in the Country!

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Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains. Get to know Loudoun’s rural community by spending a weekend in the country during the Spring Farm... Read on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2012

Loudoun Business Expands, Secures Permanent Location

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Brossman’s Orchard has opened an expanded roadside stand in a permanent location near the corner of Route 15 North and Spinks Ferry Road, approximately six miles north of Leesburg, Virginia. The stand offers another venue... Read on...

For more information, visit loudounfarms.org.
Posted on: February 17, 2012

Department of Economic Development Invites Farmers to Participate in 2012 Spring Farm Tour

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2012 Spring Farm Tour scheduled for 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th. The Spring Farm Tour is held annually and... Read on...