Cvent, an event management software firm, will relocate and expand its headquarters operation in Fairfax County, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Wednesday. The company will move to “Greensboro Station,” named after the building’s location next to the Greensboro Metro Station on the Silver Line in Tysons Corner.
Virginia successfully competed against Maryland for the project, which will create 400 new jobs and retain 451 jobs, according to a joint release from McDonnell’s office and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
Cvent will lease about 130,000 square feet of office space at 1710 Solutions Drive, once part of the SAIC headquarters campus. Greensboro Station was recently purchased by The Meridian Group, a Washington-area based real estate private equity firm. Cvent also plans to invest $7 million to expand its headquarters.
The Greensboro Metro Station and four other stops on the Silver Line are due to open in the first quarter of 2014. The Cvent move will happen later in 2014.
“We are excited to remain a Tysons-based company as we relocate to a new headquarters that can support our growth,” Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and founder of Cvent, said in a released statement. “We have called this town home for more than a decade because it offers a central location conducive to continued expansion, including access to the right talent, proximity to the region’s expanding tech sector, convenient transportation for our employees, and recreation and entertainment opportunities that make Fairfax County a great place to live and work.”
Virginia provided $1 million in incentives from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help the FCEDA land Cvent.
Town of Herndon searches for missing minute book
The Herndon Historical Society is hoping to locate a book of town minutes that has been missing for at least 50 years. The missing book is the very first book of Town Council meeting minutes, covering the years 1886 to 1909.
About 25 years ago, the society tried to help the town locate the book, thinking that someone had borrowed it for research and not returned it, but it didn’t turn up.
“I really think there’s a chance that it might be sitting in the back of a closet or in an attic in a house somewhere in town,” said Herndon Historcial Society President Carol Bruce.
Anyone with information about the book can contact the Town Clerk’s office at email@example.com or call 703-435-6804.
Woodrow Wilson Library to open in temporary location
The Woodrow Wilson Library, which closed for renovation in late August, will open Nov. 2 in its temporary quarters at 6066 Leesburg Pike, Main Level, in Falls Church. The renovation is expected to take 18 months.
The temporary site will offer a 10,000-item collection with a sampling from every genre, a small children’s area, 10 internet stations, technology tutoring and a small conference room (up to eight people).
“The renovated Woodrow Wilson Library will be worth the wait as it enhances the many and varied needs of our users for information, recreation and meeting space,” said Edwin S. Clay III, director of the Fairfax County Public Library.
Woodrow Wilson Library opened as a 1,400-square-foot storefront library in 1961; the current building opened in 1967. The renovated 14,410-square-foot building will include 93 parking spaces, multiple meeting rooms with additional capacity, modernized facilities and 24 public computers. The funding for the renovations is from a library bond referendum approved by voters in 2004.