Economic Development

Get to Know: The Falls Church (EDO) Economic Development Office    

The Falls Church Economic Development Office (EDO) is committed to making local businesses thrive. It is a catalyst for public and private initiatives to create, diversify, and enhance job growth and provide a vibrant and sustainable local economy. The City assists businesses with incentives to encourage the relocation of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses. EDO staff bring years of hands-on development experience to identify solutions to support and enhance the local business and restaurant community. 
The EDO is charged with many tasks and initiatives, including:  

Developers and Businesses: Choose Falls Church!

Visit the website dedicated to helping developers build in and businesses open in The Little City of Falls Church! Go to now!

About The Little City

Falls Church—“The Little City”—is a special place: a small independent city in the national capital region with a strong sense of history and community. It prides itself on its schools, neighborhoods, and parks. It respects its past while welcoming new development. Learn more below and in our 2023 Community Profile.

  • A blend of the old and the new supports small, medium, and large businesses.
  • Just 9 miles from Washington, D.C.
  • Prime location along major transportation systems
  • Well-educated, highly-trained work force
  • Strong "sense of place"
  • Sound, stable, and responsive local government

Falls Church Vision 2040

The Visioning Chapter provides an overarching picture of what the City wants to be over the next years. The Vision Chapter is part of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan serves as a guide for all aspects of planning and development.

In the year 2040, the City of Falls Church is a welcoming and inclusive community – a special place in the heart of Northern Virginia. Involved citizens are key to the City’s long-term success as a leader in education, environmental sustainability, multi-modal transportation, and vibrant economic development.

By investing in neighborhoods, community services and facilities, schools, and parks the City preserves small-town character and history while honoring a deep commitment to progress and a growing community. The continual rejuvenation of robust commercial areas supports the City’s high quality of life for all citizens.