FAIRFAX CITY, VIRGINIA — Today, Fairfax City Economic Development celebrates the success of one of the city’s largest government contractors, FedWriters, by announcing their renewed investment in Fairfax City. FedWriters will invest over $270,000 by securing a new three -year lease and maintaining their corporate headquarters here in Fairfax. FedWriters is a homegrown city business which began in the Mason Enterprise Center – Fairfax, a partnership between Fairfax City Economic Development and George Mason University.
Since their beginnings in 2010, FedWriters has grown from a one-person operation to employing nearly 200 people serving over 60 government agencies and commercial clients including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Cyber Institute (ACI).
“FedWriters commitment to Fairfax City is a thrilling representation of how a community can support a business, and how that business can in turn support the community,” said Mayor Catherine Read. “FedWriters is evidence that Fairfax City is the best place to grow a business from conception to becoming an industry leader.”
“FedWriters is a prime example of how government contracting startups have succeeded here in Fairfax City,” said Fairfax City Economic Development Director, Christopher Bruno. “While at the Mason Enterprise Center, FedWriters leveraged access to free counsel from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which offered government contracting assistance services to help find federal contracting opportunities that matched their expertise. Now after securing dozens of new contracts, and twelve years, FedWriters is recommitting to Fairfax because of the many benefits of doing business here in the City.”
“Fairfax City is a great place to start and grow a government contracting business,” FedWriters CEO, Mitchell Cho, says. “The federal government offers opportunities for so many people to come from nothing and grow a successful business. There are a number of services offered to small government contractors such as industry specific mentoring at SBDC, finding funding opportunities with PTAC, and location assistance with the Economic Development Authority.”
“FedWriters represents the success of the eco-system we have created to cultivate and encourage new business development in Fairfax City,” said Fairfax City Business Investment Manager, Nicole Merlene. “When working in together our Mason Enterprise Center partnership and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, it enables small government contractors to scale with needed resources. We were thrilled to offer our Technology Zone Incentive package to FedWriters in recognition of their dedication to the City, and to help them remain and grow in Fairfax.”
“The Fairfax City Economic Development Authority was proud to approve a Technology Zone incentive to retain FedWriters here in the heart of Old Town,” said Fairfax City Economic Development Authority Chair, Kathleen Paley. “Our Technology Zone tax incentive over the course of the past four years will stand to induce well over $270,000 in economic development investment and produce dozens of high paying local jobs. FedWriters has quickly become a staple of Fairfax City’s commercial office space.”
FedWriters is a professional writing, research, and communications company that helps government and commercial organizations develop and manage a range of documents, including technical reports, policy documents, user manuals, multimedia content, and more. FedWriters draws on world-class capabilities in technical writing, research and analysis, and publication services. These core capabilities tie into the foundation of FedWriters, where their mantra, “clear, compelling, and compliant” guides each and every project from planning to production.
Fairfax City Economic Development is the lead agency for supporting a resilient economy and business ecosystem. The Office serves to promote, identify, and assist businesses with location, expansion, and capacity building services within the City while creating systems and programs that encourage commercial and retail development.