Fairfax County’s proximity to the nation’s capital, several military installations, and a well educated, motivated workforce makes our county one of the most desirable destinations for businesses. It is important to build on this by developing public-private partnerships that help businesses and the community to thrive. While we should continue to attract businesses to our communities in order to maintain our low unemployment rate, we should also promote business development from within our community – like the growing number of veteran-owned, women-owned, and minority-owned small businesses in Fairfax County. We have the opportunity to increase prosperity for both businesses and the diverse workforce who supports them. Finally, we must encourage the business community to engage in our environmental, transportation, housing and education needs to fulfill the One Fairfax concept.