About

The Economic Development Office (EDO) is charged with many tasks, one of which is assisting local businesses. EDO staff bring years of hands-on development experience to help you find solutions to your business expansion or relocation needs!

EDO Services
  • Accessible Government: One of the benefits of working in a small city is that our government departments are accessible. With the EDO as your contact, we are here to answer your questions and link you to appropriate staff.
  • Advocacy/Ombudsman: The EDO staff and Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board will serve as your liaison and ombudsman with city departments and commissions for select commercial development projects and other business needs.
  • Business Information: Get the economic, demographic and market information you need to assist your business.
  • Business Site or Building Location Assistance: Whether you are a new or existing business, City of Falls Church EDO staff is here to help locate a commercial space (PDF) that will suit your needs. EDO staff can also run a free customized Co-Star real estate database search for you. This is the same database utilized by commercial brokers. Email the EDO or contact them by telephone at 703-248-5491 (TTY 711).
  • Project Development: Tenant Recruitment, bond financing, and public initiatives through the EDA's resources are available.
  • Dining and Restaurant Guide: View an updated dining and restaurant list of more than 120 city restaurants, bakeries, quick service, convenience and take out restaurants. Information includes type of food served, breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, and if delivery and outdoor seating are available.
  • Small Business Assistance: We have compiled a list of helpful links (PDF) directing small businesses to a myriad of resources in the public and private sector.
The Little City Marketing Campaign
As part of its efforts to promote the City of Falls Church, the EDA developed a marketing campaign to raise the city's profile as a great place to live, work, shop, visit, eat or locate a business. The EDA committed resources, separate from the city budget, towards a professional branding and marketing initiative, which includes "The Little City" brand.
The Little City Logo
The EDA has identified a variety of creative applications for "The Little City" brand including placing the logo on restaurant guides, the program for the Wammies Awards Show and other city events including Memorial Day, the Tinner Hill Blues Festival and the Falls Church Education Foundation's 5K Race.

For more information about "The Little City" branding initiative, contact the EDO at 703-248-5491 (TTY 711).

"The Little City" and "The Little City" logo are trademarks of the City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority. If you are interested in using either trademark, please contact the Economic Development Office at 703-248-5491 (TTY 711).