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Turn Your American Dream into Reality with the HSN American Dream Event
Turn Your American Dream into Reality with the HSN American Dream Event
Arlington Economic Development, the Small Business Administration and the SCORE Foundation have partnered up to bring entrepreneurs and business owners the unique opportunity to present their ideas and products to the Home Shopping Network through participation in the American Dream process.

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Arlington: Fostering Alliances for Innovation
Arlington: Fostering Alliances for Innovation
An introduction from Arlington Economic Development has led to a strategic alliance between the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and startup incubator 1776.

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What's the Value of Creative Industry to the Overall Economy?
What's the Value of Creative Industry to the Overall Economy?
We’re all familiar with how creativity and art feed our imagination, enhance our lives and beautify our world. But when it comes to business and economic development, is creative influence the new competitive advantage? 

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The Access to Capital Academy
The Access to Capital Academy
At BizLaunch, we have the pleasure to hear each day about a new innovative concept or pioneering idea to bring to the marketplace.

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Startup Arlington Launched at CES 2017
Arlington Economic Development launched our award-winning startup competition, Startup Arlington at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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2017 Resolution: Less Stress, More Success!
2017 Resolution: Less Stress, More Success!
With AED's BizLaunch, you can learn more about managing that stress. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 26 for Less Stress, More Success and learn more about how we find that point of stress perfection — motivating enough to push to you higher levels of success. 

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Tips on How to Approach a VC
Here are a few of the best practices we learned at “Ask a VC DC” last week; these tips are especially ideal for our entrepreneurs in Arlington looking for venture capital or angel investor funding.

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CES 2017: Will We See You There?
CES 2017: Will We See You There?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be at the center of innovation and technology? Well I’ve been there, and let me tell you, it’s surreal

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Business Plan II: Templates, Examples & More
Wondering how to get your business plan started? Check out this list of free resources that will help organize your ideas and save you time.

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Arlington, Virginia is Open for Business
Arlington is known for being a safe and prosperous town with plenty to offer to its residents and visitors. Learn more about our business-friendly and diverse environment.

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Do You Really Need a Business Plan?
Many people mistakenly believe that simply having a general business idea in their minds is as effective as writing an official business plan. In reality, writing a detailed business plan is essential to starting a business on the right path.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: SenSations
BizLaunch Featured Business: SenSations Party Designs
Meredith Sen says she’s always had a love for party design and entertaining. “I go all out for my kids’ birthday parties and plan for months,” she says. 

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Listening in at Tech.Co's Innovate! and Celebrate: What Companies Want
Last week, AED traveled to San Jose, CA for the Tech.co Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 Global Conference. There, we met tech enthusiasts, startups and some of the world’s biggest names in consumer technology.

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BizLaunch Featured Business: Cultural Quotient Corporation
BizLaunch Featured Business: Cultural Quotient Corporation
Arlingtonian Cameron Childs decided there needed to be a way to ensure new technologies that were developed were commercialized into their best uses, and so he decided to start his own business to help do just that.

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Arlington Named Hardest Working City in America
Arlington Named Hardest Working City in America
SmartAsset.com took a look at data on things like average weeks worked per year, hours worked per week, and labor force participation, and Arlington, Virginia got named Hardest Working City in America.

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Arlington Companies Honored with Inc 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies
Several Arlington businesses were among those who received top honors from Inc. Magazine in its annual Inc. 5000 list, which rates the fastest-growing companies in the nation.

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SBSD - Not Just Another Small Business Acronym
If you are a small, women- and minority-owned businesses, then take a moment to get to know SBSD and find out how they can help you grow your business.

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Why Applied Predictive Technologies Calls Arlington an Excellent Location
Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe formally announced that Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) will continue to call Arlington its home, growing its employees in the next several years by 368 and also doubling its office space in Ballston.

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A New Perspective on Arlington's Business Development Process
Growing up in Arlington, it was very easy for me to believe that the County always grew and flourished of its own accord. However, after spending a summer interning with Arlington Economic Development, I have learned that there are people working tirelessly behind the scenes to secure the prosperity that appears to come to Arlington effortlessly.

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Moving The Way Forward... Forward
Moving The Way Forward... Forward
It’s been about 18 months since Victor Hoskins joined Arlington Economic Development as Director and created "The Way Forward" strategy to combat the rising commercial vacancy rates. His plan included an increased marketing budget, additional staff resources, an incentive toolbox and a national and international marketing branding strategy leveraging regional partners.

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