Business Investment Group (BIG)
Title: Assistant Direct, Business Investment
Phone: (703) 228-0827
Email: [email protected]
As of December 2020, Michael Stiefvater is Assistant Director, Business Investment for Arlington Economic Development. In this role he oversees the implementation of Arlington's business attraction and retention programs, including setting strategies and managing a team of business development managers. Michael joined AED in 2017 as part of the Real Estate Development Group, specifically focusing on the retail sector, before moving to the Business Investment Group in 2019 to support business attraction efforts.
Michael has a B.S. in Public Policy, Management and Planning from the University of Southern California, as well as a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to arriving in Arlington, he worked in economic development for the City of College Park and Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
Outside the office, Michael enjoys trying to find the best restaurants in town, utilizing spreadsheets for every task and planning his next getaway.