Economic Development: Victor Hoskins
PRESIDENT AND CEO, FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, FAIRFAX COUNTY
Named one of Washingtonian magazine’s 2022 Tech Titans, Hoskins came to Fairfax in 2019 after leading Arlington Economic Development and playing a key role in luring Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 East Coast headquarters to Virginia. In Fairfax, he’s continued attracting major businesses and retaining others, including the North American headquarters for StarKist Co. and Volkswagen Group of America.
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. He serves on several regional boards and co-chairs the Connected DMV Regional Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee and the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s NoVa Node.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED: The moment we have is the one we are in right now. The past is gone, and tomorrow is not here yet, so do your greatest work right now.
WHAT MAKES ME PASSIONATE ABOUT MY WORK: The fact that the results of my work help others. When you save a job, you save a household. And when you save households, you save communities.