Just next door to Washington, DC, Arlington, Virginia offers a number of assets to technology start ups. In November 2018, Amazon.com announced it would locate its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, creating more than 25,000 high wage technology jobs. This announcement has catapulted Arlington and Northern Virginia in the national spotlight as a major innovation hub in the United States. Over the past four years, there has been a steady increase in venture activity in the County, as evidenced by the growth in both the number of investment deals and the total amount of investment. With a world-class and diverse talent pool, lively neighborhoods, unparalleled access to several federal research and educational institutions, and a friendly business environment, Arlington is a logical choice for any tech company looking to launch and grow.