Growing the Fairfax Economy

Continued economic growth is critical to maintaining the high quality of life that has attracted us all to Fairfax. We have weathered the recent recession and are in a position to capitalize on opportunities if we make the right investments with our time and money.

  • Support our Schools: Rebuild aging schools and provide sufficient funds to maintain our top-rated school system.
  • Emphasize Workforce Development: Work with private and public sector stakeholders to expand career and technical training opportunities so that interested high school students can learn immediate job skills.
  • Foster Business Creation: Expand efforts to assist small business and ensure the County remains attractive to entrepreneurs by reducing red tape that increases costs and deters growth.
  • Collaborative Governance: Seek consensus with my fellow Board members to balance community needs while fighting to hold down property taxes, so that Fairfax stays competitive with other job markets.
  • Concentrate on our Strengths: Focus on expanding our medical and information technology industries to attract new high-paying jobs to Fairfax County.
  • Increase Tourism Opportunities: Enhance the County‚Äôs tourism industry by working with the business community to build a sportsplex to host athletic tournaments and a conference center to attract business visitors.
  • Ensure Effective and Efficient Government: Annually re-evaluate County programs to seek savings and improve efficiency.