Fairfax City Economic Development
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 6, 2024

 

 

Widelity Doubles Down on Fairfax City with Lease at Mason Enterprise Center

Telecommunications Consulting Firm’s Commitment Reinforces Relationship with Fairfax City Community

FAIRFAX CITY, VA, FEB. 6, 2024– Widelity, Inc., a seasoned telecommunications consulting firm employing over 120 professionals, has announced its renewed commitment to Fairfax City with the signing of a lease at the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) Fairfax, the City’s technology business incubator. Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority has supported the retention of Widelity through an Economic Opportunity Grant, requiring Widelity to maintain a presence in the City for at least five years. This commitment significantly contributes to the diverse range of businesses located within the MEC and supports the EDA’s ongoing efforts to expand the MEC.

After careful consideration, Widelity chose to remain in the City, highlighting its favorable business resources, access to George Mason University, and Fairfax City’s convenient location in Northern Virginia. This strategic decision underscores Widelity’s dedication to the local community and its role in driving innovation and economic growth within Fairfax City’s thriving business landscape.

“We value the businesses that have chosen Fairfax City as their base of operations and we are dedicated to working closely with them to find the space, resources, and support they need to continue to grow and thrive,” stated Fairfax City Mayor Catherine S. Read. “Our Economic Development staff is invested in empowering businesses to navigate and succeed in an ever-changing environment.”

“Fairfax City has been instrumental in supporting Widelity’s growth over the years,” said Paul Altoz, CEO of Widelity. “The Mason Enterprise Center offers invaluable resources and a conducive environment for innovation. We are excited to continue our journey here and contribute to the vibrant business community in Fairfax City.”

“We are honored that Widelity has chosen to remain in Fairfax City and the Mason Enterprise Center,” said Christopher Bruno, president and CEO at Fairfax City Economic Development. “In a post-pandemic world, a lot of our work has been focused on retaining high-quality businesses like Widelity in Fairfax City. This is exactly the type of business we know can succeed here and we are committed to providing resources to Widelity and other high-growth companies seeking a home in Northern Virginia.”

“The Mason Enterprise Center is proud to provide a supportive environment for companies like Widelity to thrive,” said Eddie Hillbusiness incubator manager at Mason Enterprise Center Fairfax. “Our shared-office services and resources are designed to alleviate operational burdens and facilitate growth for startups and established businesses alike. We congratulate Widelity on their renewed commitment to Fairfax City.”

The Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) Fairfax serves as Fairfax City’s premier business incubator, providing small office space and shared-office services to startups and entrepreneurs. With a track record of success, the MEC has facilitated the growth of numerous businesses, with nearly half of all graduate startups successfully transitioning to their own space within Fairfax City. The MEC is a partnership between George Mason University, the City of Fairfax, and the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority.

To learn more about Widelity, Inc. and the MEC Fairfax, please visit widelity.com and mec-fairfax.org.

 

About Fairfax City Economic Development

Fairfax City Economic Development is a collaboration between the Fairfax City Economic Development Office and the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority, an independent agency administered by a commission appointed by the City Council to promote economic development activity within Fairfax. Fairfax City Economic Development helps attract businesses to the city, encourages and develops programs that foster connections between businesses, residents, and visitors of Fairfax City, and spearheads innovative programs and strategies devoted to positioning Fairfax City as an ideal location to start, grow, and scale a business. It is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance. Learn more at fairfaxcityconnected.com.

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