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Arlington's Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops
It's been a little more than four years since Arlington's commercial vacancy rate hit its historic high of 21%, and now, AED's efforts to promote and provide resources for businesses looking to move or expand operations in Arlington are paying off.

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Small Business Focus: Arlington's Grant Opportunities for Area Nonprofits
Small Business Focus: Arlington's Grant Opportunities for Area Nonprofits
Arlington County works with several nonprofit organizations through our Community Development Fund each year to ensure a maximum reach for nonprofit providers is varied and reflects the needs of our community. Register now to attend BizLaunch Nonprofit NOFA Information Session FY2021 on July 23 at Arlington Economic Development to learn how to apply. 

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Volunteers Needed for Emergency Exercise July 19 
Volunteers Needed for Emergency Exercise July 19 
Help Arlington County be prepared for a public health emergency! The County is seeking volunteers to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.

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Arlington, Amazon deal help Virginia claim Top State for Business, 2019
Arlington, Amazon deal help Virginia claim Top State for Business, 2019
Virginia has been announced as CNBC’s choice for “Top State for Business” in 2019. It’s the fourth time the Commonwealth has taken the top honors, which studies all 50 states based on 10 different categories of business competitiveness. And of course, Arlington’s nationally-watched deal for Amazon HQ2 was cited as a big reason for the win.

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Small Business Focus: Seven Simple Tips to Network Like A Pro
Small Business Focus: Seven Simple Tips to Network Like A Pro
Need more business? Summer is the perfect time to review your networking plan. In this blog, Tara provides seven simple tips to help you network like a pro for the remainder of the year.

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Artist Spotlight: A tapestry of experience
Artist Spotlight: A tapestry of experience
A visit to Arlington Weaves, Etc. says a lot about how Arlington strives to serve all of its community while supporting entrepreneurs.

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Five Teaching Tricks to Improve your Employee Performance
Five Teaching Tricks to Improve your Employee Performance
We all know that teachers are amazing, but did you know that best practices for teachers can also be useful to the larger business community when coaching and mentoring employees? 

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Advocating for Place and Involving the Community
"We needed to educate the community in a way we never did before."

That's how Victor Hoskins described the months following the announcement that Amazon had selected Arlington as the new home for its coveted HQ2.

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Small Business Focus: Five Things to Get Noticed
Small Business Focus: Five Things to Get Noticed
How does your business stand apart and get noticed? This question is super important for a business in 2019. It all leads back to the clutter. With so much information hitting our target markets daily – how do we stand out? Read this blog for five quick tips that will help your business stand out. 

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Meet the CEO: Justin Antonipillai, WireWheel
Meet the CEO: Justin Antonipillai, WireWheel
Meet the CEO is a quarterly feature in which we interview a local CEO. In this interview, we speak with Justin Antonipillai of WireWheel to find out more about what  motivated him to start the company and why he chose Arlington.

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