Fairfax EDA president receives Fulbright

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Fairfax County’s Economic Development Authority president and CEO has received a Fulbright Award to help a northern Scotland community rebound after the closing of a nuclear power plant.

Gerald L. Gordon will spend four weeks in Scotland exploring the northern Highlands region’s potential for renewable energy and devising recommendations on how to increase investment in the area.

“My real role is to identify the strategic options in both the short and longer terms, and identify the companies that might get involved,” Gordon said in a statement. “There is a reservoir of engineering and technical skills across a multitude of fields in this region and it is vital that they are retained as a business asset of the northern Highlands.”

The U.S.-United Kingdom Fulbright foundation provides grants for study in a variety of fields.

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