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The College Board is expanding in Fairfax County, retaining 600 jobs

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The College Board is expanding its operation in Fairfax County. The nonprofit, formed in 1900 to broaden access to higher education, said Tuesday that it will lease an additional 74,000 square feet at Reston
Town Center, a move that retains 614 existing jobs and creates 120 new ones.

In announcing the expansion, Gov. Ralph Northam said, “Fairfax County continues to attract sought-after talent that enables businesses to thrive, and we are proud that this vital not-for-profit organization chose to reinvest in the commonwealth …”

Virginia competed against Washington, D.C. for the project. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) to secure the project . The governor also approved a $750,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund.

Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the FCEDA, noted in a statement that: “The College Board is one of the best-known examples of more than 270 industry and trade associations that have a presence in Fairfax County and benefit from a highly educated workforce and location close to Washington, D.C.’’

The membership association is made up of more 6,000 of the world’s educational institutions. It said it helps more than 7 million students prepare for transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success, including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

“Fairfax County has been a great home for The College Board,” Jeremy Singer, the board’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Our team in Reston will continue to play a critical role in our efforts to a clear a path for students in Virginia and across the country to own their futures.”


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