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Just because Fairfax County ranks as the 5th richest in the country (according to Forbes) doesn’t mean its schools couldn’t use some love from the business community. Fairfax County Economic Development Authority CEO Jerry Gordon, snapped at a Bisnow event, is starting to introduce businesses to the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools, which was created by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce four years ago to raise funds for shortfalls in the school budget. Its first event was held this week in Tysons, where Jerry spoke about the business community's role in public schools. The tech community, he says, can help students who can't afford technology or kids who are interested in getting tech training.