Connecting Talent to Open Jobs in Northern Virginia

Introducing a one-stop resource for talent to learn more about living and working in Northern Virginia – and to connect with hundreds of employers in the region actively hiring.

Spearheaded by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), the website is a collaborative result of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA), an economic development group that formed in 2019.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the FCEDA is led by a board of county business leaders and funded by the Fairfax County government to promote the county as one of the world’s best business locations and build the county’s commercial tax base. The Board of Supervisors uses the commercial tax base to fund high-quality public services for a growing and diversifying population.

Beyond its talent attraction work, FCEDA promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best business locations. The FCEDA offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies both large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to established companies interested in starting or expanding a business in Fairfax County, as well as entrepreneurs just starting out.

Interested in joining us to recruit talent to Northern Virginia? Learn how you can get involved  – and let’s put the power of ideas to work.

Michael Batt

Vice President, Talent Program

As Vice President of FCEDA’s Talent Program, Mike is responsible for developing programs and delivering solutions to solve the talent management attraction challenge at scale, aimed at retention, retraining, growth, and attraction. Mike also oversees market intelligence functions for the organization.

Mike joined FCEDA in 2019 after a 30-year career in technology sales and channel management, most of that time working for Microsoft.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marymount University and resides in Reston, Virginia with his wife and two children.



Rod Williams

Program Manager, Military and Diversity Outreach

Layla Mailoudi

Talent Coordinator