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Q2 Talent Corner: Northern Virginia Jumps In Tech Rankings
Q2 Talent Corner: Northern Virginia Jumps In Tech Rankings
The Northern Virginia tech market continues piling up national recognition in the wake of CBRE's recent release of the 2020 Scoring Tech Talent report, which ranked the D.C.-area as the second best market for tech talent in North America, trailing only the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A Landmark 18 Months for Northern Virginia's Tech Hub
A Landmark 18 Months for Northern Virginia's Tech Hub
Over the preceding two decades, Northern Virginia has undergone a transformation from a suburb of Washington, D.C. reliant on the federal government's presence to a thriving destination in its own right that has emerged as one of the country’s top tech hubs. Even in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, Northern Virginia is poised to become a globally recognized tech hub due to the region's strong existing talent pool and future pipeline, proximity to the federal government, and robust transportation network. Combined, these assets will continue to make Northern Virginia an attractive business environment for Fortune 100 companies and innovative startups alike.

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Arlington Economic Development and Arlington Chamber of Commerce Partner on Return to the Workplace Toolkit
Arlington Economic Development and Arlington Chamber of Commerce Partner on Return to the Workplace Toolkit
As companies throughout Arlington begin to make plans for a return to the workplace, Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce have partnered to release the Return to the Workplace Toolkit. The toolkit is a resource designed to aid Arlington’s businesses in safely welcoming back employees and customers when they choose to do so.

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Small Business Focus: Latest Funding Resources for Small Businesses
Small Business Focus: Latest Funding Resources for Small Businesses
In BizLaunch, we are currently working on designing curriculum this summer for our small business community to help aide with challenges facing businesses as we work through this international health crisis. We are committed to introducing the latest round of funding sources offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia and organizations that support small businesses. Read Tara's blog to learn about potential grant opportunities for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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New grant program for small businesses and nonprofits, Rebuild VA, opens 8/10
The Commonwealth of Virginia is launching a new grant program for small businesses and nonprofits called Rebuild VA. The program will provide grants of up to three-times the applicant’s average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum award of $10,000. Applications become available on Aug. 10.

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A Look Back on Economic Development in FY20 
A Look Back on Economic Development in FY20 
It’s the end of Arlington County’s fiscal year, a time when we look back at our activities over the past twelve months to reflect on our collective wins, challenges and opportunities.

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Launching a Business During a Pandemic? Why Yes!
Launching a Business During a Pandemic? Why Yes!
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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New Webinar Series Helps Arlington Businesses Reopen Safely
New Webinar Series Helps Arlington Businesses Reopen Safely
AED’s Business Investment Group began a series of webinars to help office tenants as they consider reopening their workplace amidst the pandemic. The initial webinar, “Reopening Safely: Your Guide to Managing the Workplace During COVID-19” focused on the physical safety of bringing employees back to the office with a panel of health and workplace strategy experts.

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Arlington theaters start spreading good news
Arlington theaters start spreading good news
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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Biz Talk: Collision from Home
Biz Talk: Collision from Home
With a growing private sector bolstering our federal government anchors, the Arlington economy is faring better than many, but we cannot rest on our laurels. Arlington must take advantage of new and innovative ways to market our community as a place to do businesses and ensure that our companies are primed to accelerate their growth as we move into a post-COVID recovery phase. Learn how we used “Collision from Home” to do just that this year.

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Art + Business on Display in Rosslyn
Art + Business on Display in Rosslyn
JBG SMITH projects stunning portraits by Arlington photographer at Central Place Tower on Saturday June 13.

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Manejando Sus Finanzas: Consejos Prácticos Para la Pequeña Empresa Durante El COVID-19
Manejando Sus Finanzas: Consejos Prácticos Para la Pequeña Empresa Durante El COVID-19
El impacto del COVID-19 crea retos para todos en el país, incluyendo a nuestros pequeños empresarios. Cuando su negocio es una pieza clave de sus ingresos y las ventas caen, sus finanzas personales se pueden ver también afectadas.

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BizLaunch Service Spotlight: BizFeature
BizLaunch Service Spotlight: Business Support from our Strategic Partners
During these unprecedented times it is good to reach out for assistance. We're finding that our strategic partners have numerous ways to help you adjust to our “New Normal.” 

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BizLaunch Service Spotlight: BizTalk
Photographers Find a New Angle for Business
Photographers Find a New Angle for Business
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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Small Business Focus: Onward Arlington
Small Business Focus: Onward Arlington
In order to help small businesses thrive, BizLaunch along with our partners, has developed a series of webinars called Onward Arlington. Each webinar will focus on a specific aspect of reopening processes small business owners need to consider, protecting the safety of their customers, employees and themselves.

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Q1 Talent Corner: Arlington's Increasing Cybersecurity Edge
Q1 Talent Corner: Arlington's Increasing Cybersecurity Edge
With over 9,000 cybersecurity jobs and a qualified candidate supply of over 14,000, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area remains the nation's top location for cybersecurity professionals and companies.

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Local Businesses Are There for You, and Your Mom
Local Businesses Are There for You, and Your Mom
A series on how businesses and organizations in the creative economy are managing, innovating, coping and strategizing during a pandemic.

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Small Biz Focus: Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT
Small Biz Focus: Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT
Recently, the Arlington County Board approved the creation of the special Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT Program. And now, with additional contributions from the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) as well as the Rosslyn and Crystal City BIDs, the fund is at more than $1 million. It’s a countywide effort for a good cause — supporting the small businesses that make up the character of Arlington County.

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