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A Look Back: The Last Five Years of Arlington Economic Development
Five years ago, the Arlington Economic Development Business Investment team set out to reduce Arlington County’s vacancy rate and diversify the economy.

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Arlington's Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops
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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AED showcases NOVA business climate at Collision
NOVA headed to Toronto to take on the technology world at Collision Conference 2019 and showcase the business climate, quality of life and tech workforce pipeline that will carry northern Virginia’s economy over the coming decade.

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Made in Arlington Pop-Up is Bigger than Ever
Made in Arlington Pop-Up is Bigger than Ever
Plenty of favorite vendors along with many new faces. Welcome Arlington's enterprising spirit!

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Return on Creativity Finds Insights in the Military
Return on Creativity Finds Insights in the Military
Arlington Economic Development asked the question, what does the creative economy have to do with the military? Turns out, a lot more than you might think. At the May 16th Return on Creativity seminar: Leading From the Front, a diverse panel of former and active members of the military spanning three generations talked about how their military training and experiences influenced their business leadership and acumen.

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Small Business Focus: Celebrating Arlington's OUTstanding Entrepreneurs
Small Business Focus: Celebrating Arlington's OUTstanding Entrepreneurs
In Arlington, we celebrate 50 years of Pride by honoring our local entrepreneurs on June 5 who have had such a great impact on our community. Hear the personal journeys of business owners as they describe how they live their dream of entrepreneurship each day. Understand the founder’s challenges and celebrate their victories at our final Brunch and Business: BizPride, Celebrating Arlington’s OUTstanding Entrepreneurs

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Spring Arlington Premiere Honors Legacy Award Winners
Three longtime and landmark Arlington businesses were honored recently as model businesses in the community by Arlington Economic Development in the annual Legacy Awards presentation. The awards are given annually to Arlington companies that have been leaders or otherwise serve as role models in the Arlington business community.

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Return on Creativity looks to the Front Line of leadership
Return on Creativity looks to the Front Line of leadership
Arlington Economic Development’s (AED) May 16th Return on Creativity event will explore how leadership experiences gained by serving in the military have helped grow companies and lead people from the perspective of small, start-up and large businesses in and around Arlington. Hear from three generations of military and business leaders who apply their military leadership experience to business each day.

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Congratulations to Arlington's "Fantastic 50" Honorees
Congratulations to Arlington's "Fantastic 50" Honorees
Arlington companies took center stage as winners of the 24 annual “Fantastic 50” event. A total of eleven Arlington companies were honored at the awards, sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, that highlight the Commonwealth’s fastest growing companies for their entrepreneurial success and contribution to Virginia’s economic vitality.

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Amazon HQ2 Named "Deal of the Year"
Amazon HQ2 Named "Deal of the Year"
For the second year in a row, the team at Arlington Economic Development has taken home the coveted "Deal of the Year" at the annual “Best Real Estate Deals” awards from the Washington Business Journal.

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Small Business Focus: Arlington's Collaborative Approach to Alcohol
Small Business Focus: Arlington's Collaborative Approach to Alcohol
The Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI) was developed as a voluntary accreditation program to increase the overall safety of customers, businesses and neighborhood residents in areas with nightlife and entertainment.

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