What Will Loudoun and Virginia’s Economy Look Like in a Post-COVID World?
Despite great challenges — including a pandemic, supply-chain challenges and global economic turmoil — the Loudoun and Virginia economies remain strong, stable and poised for new growth in the future. While challenges persist, many of the solutions remain within reach.
Learn more about the future of our local and state economy, here in Loudoun and across the Commonwealth, from two of Virginia’s most respected and accomplished economic development leaders.
Buddy Rizer is Executive Director for Loudoun Economic Development, which was named the 2021 Economic Development Organization of the Year by the International Economic Development Council. During his tenure, Rizer and his team have attracted more than $35 billion in new investment and tens of thousands of new jobs to Loudoun. Five times he was named one of 50 most influential Virginians by Virginia Business Magazine and made Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 as one of the Capital Region’s most influential business leaders.
Jason El Koubi was named President & CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) in March 2022, after serving VEDP as Executive Vice President for nearly five years. During his time at VEDP, Jason was a key player on the team that attracted Amazon HQ2. Jason previously led One Arcadiana, a regional economic development organization in Lafayette, Louisiana. He also served as assistant secretary of Louisiana Economic Development (LED), where he helped attract more than 63,000 new jobs and more than $28 billion in new capital investment.