The Washington Post

Fairfax County opens Boston office to attract New England companies

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority announced Monday that it is opening a new office in Boston to try to lure New England companies to the county.

The Boston office is the EDA’s eighth, including its headquarters in Tysons Corner. Its only other U.S. office is in Los Angeles. Globally, the EDA has representatives in Bangalore, London, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv, setting it apart from other economic development authorities in the region.

Besides promoting Fairfax County to companies around the world, the EDA offers site location and business development assistance. It is funded by county general fund dollars.

The Fairfax EDA chose Boston for a new office because of its similarities with Northern Virginia, said Gerald Gordon, the EDA’s president and CEO.

“With its concentration of IT companies, strong venture capital community, life-science initiatives and renowned academic institutions, the Boston area shares many economic similarities with the Fairfax-Washington area,” Gordon said in a statement. “We are opening a Boston office to show New England companies how they can benefit by expanding with a Fairfax County location.”

A Boston-based public relations firm, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, will run the new office, an EDA statement said.

The EDA signed a one-year, $72,000 contract with Rasky Baerlein, with an option to extend up to three years.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Perks of private flying
Drawing as an act of defiance
Play Videos
Husband finds love, loss in baseball
Bao: The signature dish of San Francisco
From foster homes to the working world
Play Videos
How soccer is helping Philadelphia men kick the streets
Here's why you hate the sound of your own voice
The woman behind the Nats’ presidents ‘Star Wars’ makeover
Play Videos
How hackers can control your car from miles away
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
How much can one woman eat?

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.