Awards and Honors

Arlington Economic Development is known for bringing forth numerous groundbreaking initiatives and programs in its effort to attract and retain business in Arlington. Learn more about the awards and honors we’ve received for these efforts.

International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Awards

  • 2017 Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Entrepreneurship for Startup Arlington
  • 2017 Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Special Purpose Website for
  • 2017 Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration for Dongsheng


Southern Economic Development Council Community Economic Development Awards


Virginia Economic Development Association Community Economic Development Awards  

Business Development Managers Natalie Monkou (center) and Darren Stauffer (right) accepting VEDA's Community Economic Development Award for Startup Arlington on March 31, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Virginia Association of Counties Achievement Awards


In addition to winning awards for our economic development initiatives, Arlington itself and many of its businesses have been recognized as well. Learn more about why Arlington is a great place to live, work and play, see how we rank and check out some of our award-winning businesses.