FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gov. Ralph Northam today announced that The College Board, a nonprofit organization formed in 1900 to broaden access to higher education, will expand its operation in Fairfax County. The company will expand into an additional 74,000 square feet at Reston Town Center. Virginia successfully competed against Washington, D.C., for the project, which will retain 614 existing jobs and create 120 new jobs.
“Fairfax County has been a great home for The College Board,” said Jeremy Singer, chief operating officer at The College Board. “Our team in Reston will continue to play a critical role in our efforts to a clear a path for students in Virginia and across the country to own their futures.”
The College Board’s membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, The College Board helps more than 7 million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.
“The College Board is one of the best-known examples of more than 270 industry and trade associations that have a presence in Fairfax County and benefit from a highly educated workforce and location close to Washington, D.C.,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “I am proud to see this organization, which has a critical role in our nation’s higher education system, grow here and take advantage of the brainpower and other assets that draw associations here.”
The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $750,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the county with the project.
Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled and 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.