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Arlington's an Intelligent Community
Arlington's an Intelligent Community
We’ve known for some time that Arlington has one of the highest educated workforces in the nation, but now, the world is taking notice.

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Arlington Spaces: Opower
Arlington Spaces: Opower
We have highlighted Opower before for its incredible impact on Clean and Green Technology, but what some may not know is how great a place Opower is to work and the cool and innovative offices they have set up here in their Arlington home.

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Arlington Welcomes New Zealand's Security Technology Alliance
Arlington Welcomes New Zealand's Security Technology Alliance
STA is a consortium of several innovative, high growth technology companies from New Zealand interested in expanding work with the U.S. Federal, state and local government and contractors, and we've been working with them to find the perfect home in the region.

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Arlington named Smart 21 Community of 2014
Arlington has been honored by the Intelligent Community Forum as one of the world’s Smart 21 Communities of 2014.

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If at First You Don't Succeed....
Why is it so difficult to develop an effective regional economic development effort? Perhaps we should look at why these previous efforts have failed, and the counterintuitive measures that led to those failures.

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Arlington Spaces: WJLA-TV
Arlington Spaces: WJLA-TV
Rosslyn's Twin Towers have long been the iconic architectural anchor of Arlington’s Rosslyn skyline. Home to WJLA-TV, employees in the Twin Towers are working [literally] around the clock in one of the most unique spaces in the entire County.

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Arlington Spaces: Virginia Tech Research Center
Arlington Spaces: Virginia Tech Research Center
Virginia Tech Research Center may not look like your typical college research space, but some truly incredible things are happening here.

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A Compelling Story: October #startupchat Tweet Up
My Tweet Up this month featured Carla Valdes (@CarlaMValdes) of Fortify Ventures. Fortify is an early stage investment fund that provides portfolio companies the community and capital they need to succeed.

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From the Director: National Community Planning Month
The American Planning Association has designated October as National Community Planning Month, and Arlington has often been recognized as a national model of good planning.

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Go with your gut
Do you ever feel blocked when you sit down to strategize about your business? This post discussed the workshop we set up to address this common feeling.

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Arlington Spaces: Northside Social
Arlington Spaces: Northside Social
Our latest quest to seek out Arlington’s coolest, innovative, and unique workspaces brings us to Northside Social, a coffee and wine bar in the heart of the Clarendon neighborhood. 

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FounderCorps Coffee & Donuts Series Returns
Arlington Economic Development is excited to announce our partnership with FounderCorps this fall to host the Coffee & Donuts series.

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Arlington to Welcome D.C. Culinary Icon
Arlington to Welcome D.C. Culinary Icon
If you have not heard…. the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl is moving to Arlington, Virginia.

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The Science Leaders of Tomorrow
The Science Leaders of Tomorrow
Elementary School students launching a “CubeSat” satellite into space orbit?  I could not believe it myself until I experienced it firsthand at St. Thomas More Cathedral School (STM) in Arlington.

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Top Takeaways from September’s #StartupChat with Katie Gage of SpringBoard
As director of business investment with Arlington Economic Development, I’m honored to host a monthly chat on Twitter dedicated to women in entrepreneurship – men and women alike - participate and continually add to the rich conversation.

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From the Director: Some Interesting Wins
Arlington Economic Development works with hundreds of business prospects each year, and over the years, we have been quite successful. Some are routine; others stand out in some way. I thought that I would highlight a few that I am especially proud of.

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Arlington Defense Companies can expand with “Going Global”
Here is an excellent opportunity for Arlington companies interested in expanding overseas.

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Arlington Spaces: ÜberOffices
Arlington Spaces: ÜberOffices
It’s not a mystery why more than 40 of Arlington’s hottest startups call the Rosslyn location of ÜberOffices home. "Über" by definition means outstanding or supreme, and that is what ÜberOffices delivers in providing an ultra-cool and collaborative work environment for burgeoning companies vying to be the next “big thing.”

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5 Reasons to Attend #GovFest
Fosterly’s first GovFest event, an outdoor part mixer/part discussion/all networking extravaganza, is set for September 25.

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Arlington Companies Showcase at AUVSI
Arlington Companies Showcase at AUVSI
Quite a few Arlington companies had the opportunity to showcase their work recently at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) annual conference at the Washington Convention Center. Arlington is uniquely positioned to attract this industry with both military and commercial applications.

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