Victor Hoskins is President and CEO of the Fairfax County (Va.) Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). The FCEDA oversees growth of the largest economy in Virginia, which ranked no. 1 in the 2019 and 2021 CNBC “America’s Top States for Business” study. Previously, he directed economic development in Arlington County, Va., where he led the team that brought Amazon's second headquarters creating 37,500 jobs for Northern Virginia and 100,000 jobs for the Washington, D.C., region, attracting $4 billion in private capital investment and catalyzing creation of two major Technology Innovation Campuses to build the regional tech talent pipeline.
Under Mr. Hoskins’ leadership, the FCEDA launched a multi-faceted talent initiative aimed at attracting, retaining, retraining and growing the workforce in Northern Virginia. With a master’s degree in City Planning from MIT and an Honors undergraduate degree from Dartmouth, he has held executive leadership ranks in real estate in both the public and private sectors. As Deputy Mayor of the District of Columbia, his team transformed Washington with projects such as City Center, the Wharf and Union Market. His career has taken him from Wall Street to Main Street, and he has expanded economies from Los Angeles/Long Beach to the Mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Hoskins is frequently chosen for lists of the most influential business leaders in Virginia and the Washington area. He is a popular public speaker on economic development and leadership topics, and he has been quoted in Fortune, Forbes and the Washington Post.