Since 1990, the Economic Development Office (EDO) has been focused on ensuring a strong economic base across the City. The EDO promotes the city’s office and retail spaces to business prospects; vacant commercial properties to developers; assists businesses in their location decisions and processing through the city’s administrative procedures; and acts as a facilitator for existing businesses in understanding and working through issues with city ordinances and policies. 
 

The EDO also provides staff support to the Economic Development Authority (EDA). In partnership, the EDO and the EDA work to foster and promote economic development and redevelopment in the City of Fairfax.

 

Useful Links & Documents: 

  • At A Glance - Helpful Hints for Business Owners (produced by the Dept. of Community Development & Planning)
    • This document provides information for business owners looking to start, expand, or modify their Fairfax City business.  It serves as a quick reference guide for special events and signage as well.  Throughout the document you will find steps such as: What you need to do; When you need to do it; who to contact; etc. 
  • The 2035 Comprehensive Plan Fact Book (produced by the Dept. of Community Development & Planning)
    • A Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that describes a community's vision for how it wants to grow and develop over the next 20 years.  It provides guidance on land use, transportation, housing, economic development, environment, public facilities, parks, recreation and historic preservation.  The current plan was adopted by City Council on April 10, 2012.
    • The 2035 Comprehensive Plan Fact Book includes revisions and newly added figures for the draft.