: News

Filed Under:

New Medical Research Facility To Bring 415 Jobs To Fairfax

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, Governor Tim Kaine visited Fairfax to announce hundreds of high-paying jobs coming the county's way.

The jobs, 415 of them, will come from a new non-profit medical research center called the Ignite Institute. Geneticist Dr. Dietrich Stephan is the company's founder and CEO. He told a crowd of hundreds inside Fairfax County's Government Center that Fairfax, with its well-educated workforce and proximity to the federal government, was really the only place for a facility like Ignite.

Governor Kaine pointed out that Virginia already leads the country in technology jobs per capita, but he says Ignite's decision to come to Fairfax marks a new era.

Governor-Elect McDonnell says he's confident the state's $25 million incentive grant to the Ignite Institute is an excellent investment.


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.