17 08, 2018

Qualified Opportunity Zones: What are they?

There are four designated Opportunity Zone tracts along the Richmond Highway Corridor listed below. Opportunity Zones provide incentives for property investment in order to encourage economic revitalization and redevelopment in those areas. For an interactive map of opportunity zones within the Commonwealth of Virginia, please click here. Opportunity Zones explained in a series of posts [...]

13 08, 2018

NOVA Community College Exploring College Prep Center on Richmond Highway

NOVA, county officials in talks to open program for high schoolers at OMVHS. By Erika Christ for Covering the Corridor. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is working with Fairfax County Public Schools and the Board of Supervisors to open an “early college” program for area high school students at the original Mount Vernon High School, [...]

7 08, 2018

Social Media Week Fairfax

It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes the DMV the perfect place for Social Media Week Fairfax. Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insight into how social media [...]

1 08, 2018

Business On Tap! Entrepreneurship workshop for veterans at Fairwinds Brewing Sept 4

(Photo credit: Fairwinds Brewing Company Facebook page) Business on Tap. A MasterClass series in entrepreneurship for the military community. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Veterans Committee in conjunction with the Veterans Business Outreach Center at Community Business Partnership and Fair Winds Brewing Company will offer a MasterClass series in entrepreneurship this fall. What's a MasterClass? It's a class [...]

11 07, 2018

BRT Phases 1 and 2 DRAFT Project Document Available

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority released a draft document detailing an approximate timeline for the first two phases of the construction of the bus rapid transit lane. Right of way acquisition is scheduled to begin in FY20 with construction beginning in 2023. Have a look at the document here.

27 06, 2018

EMBARK Richmond Highway WINS Prestigious Planning Award!

Fairfax County’s Embark Richmond Highway Plan Wins Prestigious Planning Award Fairfax County’s ambitious planning effort called Embark Richmond Highway won the 2018 Commonwealth Plan of the Year Award from the American Planning Association’s Virginia Chapter. Embark is a sweeping, new land-use plan that supports walking, biking and a bus rapid transit, or BRT, system along Richmond Highway. The plan, which [...]

18 06, 2018

Retail week kicks off in Occoquan!

Retail Week hosted by the Community Business Partnership kicked off today in Occoquan with "Day 1: Make it Happed All Year Round! What are you doing to keep the foot traffic flowing into your store year-round?" Marc Wilson, a successful entrepreneur (many times over) and business consultant focused on retail and restaurants, delivered the keynote [...]

15 06, 2018

Made in Fairfax: Small Scale Production

Furniture, custom jewelry, textiles, baking, coffee roasting and 3D printing -these are all examples of the kinds of artisanal manufacturing and small-scale production that are on rise, bring new vibrancy to the communities where they reside. Fairfax County is considering how to support and grow this business sector that is becoming increasingly popular in today's [...]

12 06, 2018

Wednesday, June 20: Presentation on Affordable Housing with Dr. Lisa Sturtevant

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:00pm-5:00pm South County Government Center Woodlawn Conference Rooms A/B 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) and Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) are pleased to host a joint presentation on affordable housing featuring Dr. Lisa Sturtevant of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates.  A well-regarded local expert [...]

22 05, 2018

Fund Richmond Highway Widening and BRT

Below is a copy of Edythe Kelleher's testimony before the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, subsequently republished in the Moutn Vernon Gazette.  Edythe's testimony was also live streamed on Facebook, which you may view here. Edythe Kelleher, executive director of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, testified before the NVTA in favor of the two Richmond Highway [...]