FBI won’t be coming to Springfield, but Fairfax County remains viable location option for government agencies

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FCEDA’s Gordon responds to government’s decision regarding FBI

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia – The federal government announced today that it will not build a new headquarters for the FBI at a site in central Springfield or one of two locations in Prince George's County, Md., despite plans that have been in the works for a decade.

Proposals to replace the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C., have never been fully funded.

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) responded to the announcement, noting that the Springfield site remains a highly viable option for other government agencies.

“The process for a new FBI headquarters did not move forward, but the Springfield area and Fairfax County as a whole continue to be an excellent option for federal agencies looking for office space because of the diversity of real estate choices and the proximity to a high-quality workforce, transportation options and amenities for employees,” Gordon said. “My office stands ready to help agencies interested in office space options."

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.