Economic Development 2023: VICTOR HOSKINS
PRESIDENT AND CEO, FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TYSONS
Hoskins is well known in Virginia for the leading role he played in bringing Amazon.com’s $2.5 billion-plus HQ2 East Coast headquarters to Arlington County, where he previously led economic development. In 2019, he moved next door to lead Fairfax County’s authority. His wins so far have included last year’s announcement that hotelier Hilton Worldwide Holdings would expand its Fairfax County corporate headquarters, creating 350 jobs. Similarly, he’s helped the county gain the North American headquarters for StarKist and retain Volkswagen Group of America’s headquarters.
An advocate for regional economic development cooperation, Hoskins has emphasized job opportunities for military veterans and oversaw the launch of workinnorthernvirginia.com, a website to help people find jobs and workforce training.
In March, Hoskins received accolades for his volunteer work, receiving a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the White House. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hoskins was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington, D.C., district office with a Director’s Partnership Award in 2022.
Trained as an urban planner, Hoskins previously was deputy mayor of Washington, D.C. He serves on the George Mason University President’s Innovation Advisory Council and the Washington Airports Task Force board.