Thursday Morning Rundown

Spring store window at Reston Town Center

Will Silver Line Have Gold-Level Impact? — Metro’s Silver Line, when it finally opens, will drive population and employment growth and produce an average of 200,000 square feet of net office demand annually through 2017 in Tysons Corner, says an analysis from CBRE. The Silver Line’s Phase 1 will end at Reston’s Wiehle Avenue. [Washington Business Journal]

Kudos For Fairfax Chamber’s Gordon — Virginia Business magazine named Gerald L. Gordon,  president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), to its “50 Most Influential Virginians” list for the second straight year. The magazine described Gordon as a “hard-charging leader who scores deals. ” [Virginia Business]

Warner Wants To Ease College Tuition Sticket Shock — Sen. Mark Warner says he has a plan to ease the pain of paying for college. He told a group of educators this weekhe’s working on legislation in three areas: greater flexibility for borrowers in paying off student loans; stronger rules that require specific, early information about college costs and future earnings for prospective students and their parents; and federal assistance for needy high school students who want to take community college courses. []

Hunters Woods ES Speller Wins Again — Hunters Woods Elementary School’s Jae Canetti recently won the Fairfax County Spelling Bee for the third straight year. Jae will head to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which this year will be held May 25-31 at National Harbor’s Gaylord Hotel. [Fairfax Times]

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