Micron and Amazon: Would Virginia lawmakers support both?

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): The senator who chairs the Virginia commission that oversees major economic development incentives predicts lawmakers will support both the $70 million incentive package announced recently for Micron and one for Amazon.com, should the Seattle company select the commonwealth for its second headquarters. State Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenberg, called both incentive

$3 billion deal could turn Manassas into key supplier for self-driving car components

From The Washington Post: Micron, a publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer based in Boise, Idaho, announced Wednesday that it plans to spend $3 billion to expand production at its plant in Northern Virginia, kicking off what Manassas mayor Hal Parrish called “the largest investment by a corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia — ever, to my knowledge.” The expansion

President Trump just canceled 2019 federal pay raises. Here’s how much that could cost Greater Washington.

From The Washington Business Journal: With the stroke of a pen President Donald Trump erased potentially $882 million from the D.C.-area economy for 2019. At least, that’s the estimated economic impact from Trump’s cancellation of 2.1 percent federal pay increases that were to kick in on Jan. 1 for approximately 364,300 federal employees in the region, according to

Micron deal gives surprising lift to Greater Washington’s long struggle to boost exports

From The Washington Business Journal: Long-marinating plans to diversify Greater Washington’s economy beyond its outsized dependence on the federal government got a shot in the arm Wednesday with the news that Micron Technology Inc. will invest $3 billion at its Manassas manufacturing plant and create 1,100 new jobs. That the catalyst is a manufacturing initiative — in this case, a

4 ways Gerald Gordon built Fairfax County into an economic powerhouse

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): Thirty years ago, despite the emergence of Tysons Corner as an edge city, Fairfax County was still very much a suburb of Washington, D.C. But under the leadership of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority President and CEO Gerald Gordon, the county has been transformed over three-plus decades into a national