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Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) companies find Arlington, VA to be an ideal location due to its world-class talent pool, access to venture capital and proximity to federal government clients and research agencies.

In Arlington's National Landing neighborhood, the public and private sectors are joining forces to create the region’s first smart city at scale, which will deliver a unique innovation ecosystem that includes a highly valuable private 5G network.

Key Employers

Ecosystem Assets

The Right Environment to Thrive

Arlington is home to a number of assets, institutions and programs to help IoT companies launch and grow, including:


5G Smart City

First-of-its-Kind Private Wireless Partnership

In the National Landing neighborhood, public and private sectors are coming together to create one of the first 5G smart cities at scale in the U.S. Leading property owners are working with world-class partners to deploy cutting-edge Digital Infrastructure – including fiber, edge data centers, high-capacity compute, ubiquitous 5G and Wi-Fi, and private networks – that will deliver seamless connectivity and fuel innovation and new business models in Industry 4.0.

National Landing will create a canvas for Smart City innovation, powering the technology of the future, including the next generation of artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, autonomy, cloud and edge computing and cybersecurity. This advanced connectivity will usher in Industry 4.0, giving companies, entrepreneurs and universities the platform to innovate locally and scale globally.

Venture Capital

Fueling Arlington's IoT Industry

Venture capital remains a critical component of a thriving innovation ecosystem, as it provides the financial resources that many young companies need to grow. Arlington offers access to federal, state, and private funding organizations that provide venture capital, grants, and other sources of capital for companies to launch and grow. 

In FY 2022, Arlington-based tech companies were involved in 32 funding deals totaling at least $1.45 billion in activity, which includes grants, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings (IPOs). When exclusively looking at venture capital activity, Arlington companies raised $574.5 million across 25 deals.

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Michael Stiefvater

Director, Business Investment

Michael oversees Arlington’s business development programs and can help your company become part of Arlington’s innovation ecosystem.

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