Blue Ridge Dynamics, a software development and engineering services company that recently graduated from the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC-Fairfax) business incubator program and was awarded the City Connected Grant from the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority (EDA). The business incubator program is a partnership between George Mason University (GMU) and the EDA providing programs and services that support an entrepreneurial ecosystem and are the catalyst for business growth.
As a recipient of the City Connected Grant, Blue Ridge Dynamics received $15,000.00 to assist with relocating to a new location within the city. The grant was established to promote continued economic growth in the city by encouraging business owners that graduate from the MEC-Fairfax business incubator program to relocate within the city. By administering programs like the City Connected Grant, the goal is to help businesses succeed and grow in Fairfax City and in the process continue to provide and create local jobs as the business grows. Additionally, it is at the heart of the EDA’s mission, a continued partnership with GMU to build a stronger small business and startup community in the city.
When asked how MEC-Fairfax helped Blue Ridge Dynamics grow, Kyle Miller, Co-founder said, “They provided fully furnished office spaces including conference rooms, flexible leasing arrangements, and many networking events. In addition, its on-site business services specifically the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) helped us navigate government contracting. These amenities and services allowed us to focus on the business.”
Miller went on to say, “Having an office located in the city near GMU helped us attract the right talent for our business. With the help of GMU’s Career Center and Career Fairs, we were able to interview and hire 3 interns.”
We congratulate Blue Ridge Dynamics on receiving this grant and look forward to hearing about their continued success!