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Congratulations to Definitive Logic Logic for being named to the Virginia Business Best Places to Work list for ten year...
02/06/2023
13th annual Best Places to Work - Virginia Business

Congratulations to Definitive Logic Logic for being named to the Virginia Business Best Places to Work list for ten years!

This is the 13th year that Virginia Business has compiled the Best Places to Work in Virginia list in collaboration with Pennsylvania-based Best Companies Group. More than 200 companies applied…

The Department of Defense awards nearly two-thirds of federal contracts by value.  In Arlington, you'll have unmatched a...
02/03/2023
Aerospace & Defense

The Department of Defense awards nearly two-thirds of federal contracts by value. In Arlington, you'll have unmatched access to federal decision-makers. Find out why Arlington is the best location for your Aerospace and Defense company.

Discover why Arlington is the nation’s hub for aerospace & defense. Learn about the city’s major employers, defense ecosystem and skilled talent.

Today, BizLaunch en Español hosted a presentation on the five steps to a successful business in 2023! AED Director Ryan ...
02/01/2023

Today, BizLaunch en Español hosted a presentation on the five steps to a successful business in 2023! AED Director Ryan Touhill gave opening remarks and encouraged business owners to reach out to BizLaunch, Arlington's Small Business Assistance Network, for a thriving 2023.

Happy Black History Month! Arlington is committed to working towards greater equity and inclusion year-round.  Learn mor...
02/01/2023
Diversity & Inclusivity

Happy Black History Month! Arlington is committed to working towards greater equity and inclusion year-round. Learn more about our efforts here:

Learn more about diversity and inclusion in Arlington. Rated the #1 town in VA for LGBTQ families and the Best City for Women in Tech.

01/31/2023

The 2023 business license tax return filings and payments are due on or before March 1st, 2023. All returns should be filed online through our convenient Customer Assessment & Payment Portal (CAPP) at https://capp.arlingtonva.us. Arlington will no longer mail business tax returns.

BizLaunch, Arlington's Small Business Assistance Network hosted a Small Business Bootcamp last week.  Read more about th...
01/30/2023
Arlington Economic Development trains entrepreneurs in business basics with two-day ‘bootcamp’ | ARLnow.com

BizLaunch, Arlington's Small Business Assistance Network hosted a Small Business Bootcamp last week. Read more about the experience of several Arlington businesses that attended and signup for our e-mail list to get notified about future dates if you think your business could benefit. https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/News-Resources/Subscribe-Now

A small business "boot camp" from Arlington Economic Development attracted hopeful entrepreneurs needing help with finances, marketing and their online presence.

The many undergraduate and graduate programs in and around Arlington instill the knowledge for success in today's innova...
01/27/2023
Universities

The many undergraduate and graduate programs in and around Arlington instill the knowledge for success in today's innovation fields. From the top-ranked MBA program at UVA Darden School of Business to the specialized tech offerings at the new George Mason University Innovation Center and upcoming Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, Arlington's universities ensure your business will have the workforce you need to succeed.

Higher education is a key component of Arlington, VA. The Washington, D.C. metro region is home to more than 60 colleges and universities offering unparalleled access to the nation's brightest minds. Graduates here have competencies in computer science, data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing a...

The Arlington County Board recently approved zoning flexibility to allow for urban farms, maker spaces, microbreweries/d...
01/26/2023
Arlington wants to turn empty office spaces into urban farms

The Arlington County Board recently approved zoning flexibility to allow for urban farms, maker spaces, microbreweries/distilleries and animal boarding along our urban corridors and in vacant office spaces. See more from Fox5:

In Arlington County, officials think businesses like urban farms may help the county grow revenue and plant new economic roots.

“We want to be really aggressive and on offense, telling the Arlington story to companies that aren’t located here but m...
01/24/2023
What's next for Arlington economic development? Director Ryan Touhill on biz attraction and support - Technical.ly

“We want to be really aggressive and on offense, telling the Arlington story to companies that aren’t located here but might be growing and are thinking that a presence in DC would be a positive thing for them,” Touhill said.

With Amazon HQ2 progress, a potential recession and office vacancies in mind, Touhill shared his plans as the county's new director of economic development.

Congratulations to EarthOptics on their Series B Raise! https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/inno/stories/news/2023/01...
01/19/2023
Arlington's EarthOptics raises big funding round to capitalize more on a carbon sequestration movement

Congratulations to EarthOptics on their Series B Raise! https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/inno/stories/news/2023/01/18/arlington-earth-optics-raise-series-b-funding.html?utm_source=st&utm_medium=en&utm_campaign=ae&utm_content=WA&j=30288932&senddate=2023-01-18

Soil carbon sequestration has become a growing, lucrative market — and D.C.-area ag-tech startup EarthOptics just raised a big Series B round, including from Julia Louis Dreyfus' investment arm, to help capitalize more on that trend.

A key part of launching your business is knowing your market. The only way to uncover this critical information is to do...
01/18/2023
Market Research

A key part of launching your business is knowing your market. The only way to uncover this critical information is to do your research. We offer free databases to help you do this research! They are available on our website or with your Arlington Library Card.

A key part of launching your business is knowing your market. You need to know the demand for your type of business. You need to know about competitors and industry trends. Our team can help by showing you how to collect the market research and intelligence you need to make informed decisions about....

Congratulations to Enterprise Knowledge, for being accepted into Virginia's VALET program.  It was one of 12 companies s...
01/12/2023
Twelve Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program | Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Congratulations to Enterprise Knowledge, for being accepted into Virginia's VALET program. It was one of 12 companies selected to the two-year program because of its commitment to international exporting as a growth strategy.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of 12 companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program.

You've heard that Arlington, VA has the most highly-educated workforce in the nation, but that commitment to quality edu...
01/10/2023
Education

You've heard that Arlington, VA has the most highly-educated workforce in the nation, but that commitment to quality education starts with our K-12 schools. Arlington Public Schools (APS) is ranked #2 in the Commonwealth, and more than 3/4 of high school graduates go on to further their education. Learn more about our fantastic public schools:

You've heard that Arlington, VA has the most highly-educated workforce in the nation, but that commitment to quality education starts at the youngest of ages. Arlington Public Schools (APS) is ranked #2 in the Commonwealth, and more than 3/4 of high school graduates go on to further their education....

01/04/2023
2023 Book of Lists - Washington Business Journal

Arlington Economic Development ranks #2 on the Washington Business Journal’s 2023 “Book of Lists,” as one of the top 25 Economic Development organizations! (See page 25)

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Arlington's AWS cloud computing center is a piece of Amazon’s larger goal to provide free digital skills training to mor...
01/04/2023
AWS teaches cloud skills in Arlington - Virginia Business

Arlington's AWS cloud computing center is a piece of Amazon’s larger goal to provide free digital skills training to more than 29 million people worldwide by 2025. Find out more about this skill-building program.

Christie Bibbs already works in the tech industry as a systems engineer, but she wanted to add cloud computing tools to her abilities. Through the Black Women in Tech Facebook…

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01/04/2023

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The County Manager is gathering feedback from the community on your priorities for the 2024 budget… and we need to hear from you! Weigh in on the County Budget today! https://publicinput.com/t6636

AED looks forward to building on the momentum of a successful 2022 as we head into the new year.  Read more about our su...
12/28/2022
Arlington’s Location and Workforce Continue to Drive Growth in 2022

AED looks forward to building on the momentum of a successful 2022 as we head into the new year. Read more about our successes in 2022:

In 2022, the state of the office market was in flux as companies and employees adjusted to an uncertain hybrid work environment that continues to challenge the outlook for office real estate. While strong headwinds remain, bright spots in the local economy have emerged as evidenced by the 24 compani...

Subscribe to the Business Insider, a quarterly newsletter for the real estate community with up-to-date information on a...
12/27/2022
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Finish your last-minute shopping in Arlington and earn rewards this holiday season. Transactions at Arlington small busi...
12/23/2022
Open Rewards

Finish your last-minute shopping in Arlington and earn rewards this holiday season. Transactions at Arlington small businesses earn 5% in rewards, which can be used to support more small businesses!

BizLaunch is offering shoppers 5% rewards throughout the holiday shopping season for every purchase made at local businesses in Arlington through Open Rewards. The program, a partnership between Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch and a technology company Bludot, is a customer rewards progr...

Congratulations to Arlington's OxiWear  - not only is the company raising funds, it's ending the year by shipping out it...
12/22/2022
OxiWear is shipping its devices and raising new funding. Here’s what’s on tap for 2023. - Washington Business Journal

Congratulations to Arlington's OxiWear - not only is the company raising funds, it's ending the year by shipping out its first products to consumers. Here's the story from Washington Business Journal

Arlington’s OxiWear expects to generate $3.5 million next year selling its oxygen-monitoring product to consumers and fitness companies. But its ultimate goal is to win FDA approval to sell the product as a medical device.

While strong headwinds remain, bright spots in the local economy have emerged as evidenced by the 24 companies that Arli...
12/22/2022
Arlington’s Location and Workforce Continue to Drive Growth in 2022

While strong headwinds remain, bright spots in the local economy have emerged as evidenced by the 24 companies that Arlington Economic Development (AED) has successfully helped expand or retain in 2022.

In 2022, the state of the office market was in flux as companies and employees adjusted to an uncertain hybrid work environment that continues to challenge the outlook for office real estate. While strong headwinds remain, bright spots in the local economy have emerged as evidenced by the 24 compani...

Arlington, VA’s prime location means you’re always easily connected — whether via the region's extensive network of mass...
12/21/2022
Infrastructure

Arlington, VA’s prime location means you’re always easily connected — whether via the region's extensive network of mass transit or dedicated secure broadband. Read more about our Infrastructure:

Arlington, VA’s prime location means you’re always easily connected — whether via the region’s extensive network of mass transit or to dedicated secure broadband. Arlington is known for innovative roadway design and traffic engineering that ensures the safety of all travelers, no matter your...

Last week for holiday shopping!  Shop local and save this holiday season with Open Rewards. Earn 5% to spend at Arlingto...
12/20/2022
Open Rewards

Last week for holiday shopping! Shop local and save this holiday season with Open Rewards. Earn 5% to spend at Arlington businesses. Learn more about how to participate:

BizLaunch is offering shoppers 5% rewards throughout the holiday shopping season for every purchase made at local businesses in Arlington through Open Rewards. The program, a partnership between Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch and a technology company Bludot, is a customer rewards progr...

AED helped close 24 deals in 2022, totaling 237,000 square feet of new office space and 262,000 square feet of retained ...
12/19/2022
Arlington’s Location and Workforce Continue to Drive Growth in 2022

AED helped close 24 deals in 2022, totaling 237,000 square feet of new office space and 262,000 square feet of retained office space.

In 2022, the state of the office market was in flux as companies and employees adjusted to an uncertain hybrid work environment that continues to challenge the outlook for office real estate. While strong headwinds remain, bright spots in the local economy have emerged as evidenced by the 24 compani...

12/15/2022
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On Tuesday, the Arlington Economic Development Commission adopted a new equity update to Arlington's Economic Development Strategy. The Framework for Prosperity 2.0 is designed to guide in implementing strategic
decisions that will allow businesses, workers, and residents to work together in sustaining and nurturing Arlington’s prosperous and vibrant quality of life as the economy evolves. Read more:

Great conversation yesterday on Expanding Access to Prosperity: Focus on the Diversity of Players in the Regional Econom...
12/14/2022

Great conversation yesterday on Expanding Access to Prosperity: Focus on the Diversity of Players in the Regional Economy with moderator Avril Sisk, Chair of the Arlington Economic Development Commission and our distinguished panelists: Asian American Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Shao, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Executive Director Sheila Dixon and Arlington Chamber of Commerce - Virginia President and CEO Kate Bates.

Today, Silver Diner cut the ribbon on their new location in Ballston, relocating after 26 years in Clarendon. Wishing th...
12/14/2022

Today, Silver Diner cut the ribbon on their new location in Ballston, relocating after 26 years in Clarendon. Wishing them 26+ more years in Arlington!

12/13/2022

Shop local this holiday season! Thanks to First Citizens Bank, admission to Arlington's largest indoor holiday market is free. Stop by the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport this weekend! Check out local vendors, live music, and gift wrapping while enjoying the holiday spirit. Learn more at: http://ow.ly/cFx350M2a0J

Meet AED's new Director, Ryan Touhill.
12/12/2022
From the Director: Five Questions with AED’s New Director

Meet AED's new Director, Ryan Touhill.

Arlington Economic Development welcomed Ryan Touhill as its new Director on November 28, 2022. Touhill, most recently of Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, brings a wealth of experience in economic development and local government. He shared some of his thoughts and plans for Arlington’s...

Arlington residents and shoppers can support small businesses while saving money this holiday season with the new Open R...
12/07/2022
Open Rewards

Arlington residents and shoppers can support small businesses while saving money this holiday season with the new Open Rewards program! Each transaction at a participating Arlington business earns 5% in rewards, which can support more small businesses.

BizLaunch is offering shoppers 5% rewards throughout the holiday shopping season for every purchase made at local businesses in Arlington through Open Rewards. The program, a partnership between Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch and a technology company Bludot, is a customer rewards progr...

Timeline Photos
11/30/2022

Timeline Photos

We're so excited to work with on the upcoming Winter Bazaar December 17-18! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Arlington Thrive Learn more at: http://ow.ly/6JqR50LRHJC

It’s ! Shop local this holiday season with Open Rewards to earn 5% to spend at Arlington businesses. Learn more about ho...
11/26/2022
Open Rewards

It’s ! Shop local this holiday season with Open Rewards to earn 5% to spend at Arlington businesses. Learn more about how to participate: http://bit.ly/3XlyQFG

BizLaunch is offering shoppers 5% rewards throughout the holiday shopping season for every purchase made at local businesses in Arlington through Open Rewards. The program, a partnership between Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch and a technology company Bludot, is a customer rewards progr...

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Top tips for small business success in 2022 from BizLaunch, Arlington's Small Business Assistance Network
https://www.arlnow.com/2022/01/05/small-business-focus-taras-tips-for-a-successful-business-in-2022-aed1/
Arlington was recently ranked the #2 best place to live in the country. See what else we're ranked for here: https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/why-arlington/accolades-and-rankings/
Virginia has the best Business Climate in the nation according to Business Facilities Magazine. Excellent workforce development programs are one of the reasons that Virginia came out on top. https://businessfacilities.com/2021/12/business-facilities-names-virginia-tennessee-massachusetts-2021-states-of-year/
The new building on George Mason's Arlington campus is part of Virginia's investment in doubling the tech talent pipeline. https://www.arlnow.com/2022/01/07/work-begins-on-george-mason-universitys-235-million-arlington-campus-expansion/
Occupancy planning may help companies maximize their space while offering employees flexibility as companies begin to return to the office. https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/office/cbre-acquires-occupancy-planning-tech-firm-to-aid-return-to-office-efforts-111407
The world's largest consumer technology conference, Consumer Electronics Show kicks off today in Las Vegas and online, but did you know that CES is put on by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) located right here in Arlington, VA? What tech are you looking forward to seeing at this year's CES?
Arlington's urban, mixed-use neighborhoods are great for business. Your top talent will love having plenty of lunch and happy hour options, parks, and neighborhood events all within a few blocks of the office. https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/why-arlington/unique-urban-villages/ (photo credit: Rosslyn)
Scissors and Scotch opened in Ballston in September of 2021. Scissors and Scotch is a full-service barbershop with a full bar as well. Cheers to your new business in the new year!
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What does it take to become one of Arlington's fastest growing companies during a pandemic? Fors Marsh Group CEO Ben Garthwaite says it's leading with your values. https://www.arlnow.com/2021/12/22/biz-talk-arlington-economic-development-fast-four-winners-announced-aed1/
Rasa Grill is a new Arlington business located in National Landing, serving authentic Indian food in an accessible way. We're thrilled you chose Arlington to expand your business. https://www.rasagrill.com/
Fast Four winner, Quantitative Scientific Solutions attributes their growth in 2021 to one of the best teams in the business. Dr. David Guarrera shares more about what makes Arlington a great place to do business.
https://www.arlnow.com/2021/12/22/biz-talk-arlington-economic-development-fast-four-winners-announced-aed1/
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