Fairfax County Economic Development Authority selects company to assist with marketing in Boston
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) said Monday that it has selected Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Inc. to run the FCEDA’s new Boston marketing efforts and work with New England companies considering expansion to the Washington, D.C. , area.
Founded in 1997 and with offices in Boston and Washington, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications is one of the largest independent public relations and public affairs firms in New England. Vice President Patrick Bench, a 1997 graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, and Senior Adviser Edwin G. “Ted” Carr will direct the FCEDA’s Boston office.
“With its concentration of IT companies, strong venture capital community, life-science initiatives and renowned academic institutions, the Boston area shares many economic similarities with the Fairfax-Washington area, and we are opening a Boston office to show New England companies how they can benefit by expanding with a Fairfax County location,” Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the FCEDA, said in a statement.
In addition to Boston, the FCEDA has a marketing office in the Los Angeles area. The FCEDA also has global marketing offices in Bangalore, London, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv.