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Small-Scale Manufacturing Is On the Rise
Small-scale Manufacturing Is On the Rise
Local production has emerged as a powerful way to tie opportunity to place. This effective economic development strategy is worth a look.

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BizLaunch Assists Pike Businesses in Era of Change and Challenge
BizLaunch Assists Pike Businesses in Era of Change and Challenge
The transportation projects along Columbia Pike in Arlington are having an impact on the corridor, and Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch team have been working with local businesses and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) to help those businesses explore different ways they can work to overcome some of the challenges from the Columbia Pike Transportation Project.

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From the Director: Arlington is Open for Business
Unless you’ve been vacationing on a remote island in the Coral Sea for the last 18 months, you know that Amazon is now in the process of bringing its coveted second headquarters (HQ2) to Arlington. There’s been a lot of fanfare and quite frankly, an assumption that we as economic developers can now pat ourselves on the back and go home. Mission accomplished. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Economic Development Trends that Shaped A Decade: Diversification of Arlington Economy
Economic Development Trends that Shaped A Decade: Diversification of Arlington Economy
A major priority after BRAC was to diversify Arlington’s economy to include high tech, consulting, headquarters and high-growth startups. Over-reliance on the federal government put Arlington in a vulnerable economic position. Economic development efforts focused on making Arlington an attractive place for corporate headquarters, high-growth start-ups, and other tech businesses. 

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Small Business Focus: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs March 2020
Small Business Focus: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs March 2020
Women are opening businesses at a fast rate. They are opening businesses exactly five times faster than the national average. In BizLaunch, 60% of new clients are women and we directly see the positive impact of women entrepreneurs on our business ecosystem.

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Economic Development Trends that Shaped A Decade: Planning and Placemaking
Economic Development Trends that Shaped A Decade: Planning and Placemaking
The 2010s brought significant change to Arlington’s economy.  Years of careful planning, a strong economic development strategy and lots of hard work set the stage for creating an innovative economy.  Find out the top trends that shaped Arlington's economy over the past decade and helped to attract Amazon, a Fortune 5 tech giant.  

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From the Director: An Introduction to AED Director Telly Tucker
From the Director: An Introduction to AED Director Telly Tucker
It’s only been a few days since I stepped through the doors of Arlington Economic Development as its new director, and already I’ve witnessed many confirmations that this is a truly remarkable community.

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Meet the CEO: Kate Cassino of Hobsons
Meet the CEO: Kate Cassino of Hobsons
Meet the CEO is a quarterly feature in which we interview a local CEO. In this interview, we speak with Kate Cassino of Hobsons. 

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Arlington Companies Among Top in VA for Diversity and LGBTQ Equality
Several Arlington companies have topped recent national rankings looking at diversity and equality in the workplace. Two Arlington companies were among a total of 19 in Virginia named by Forbes magazine as 2020's Best Employers for Diversity.

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Arlington's Centennial: A Look at the County's Oldest Businesses
One hundred years ago this month, the Virginia General Assembly first considered the bill that would rename our community to Arlington County. The business community has changed quite a bit, but there are a few Arlington businesses that have been around since the very beginning

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Arlington Native Strengthening Arlington Businesses
Arlington Native Strengthening Arlington Businesses
As a native Arlingtonian, Eddy Campos-Molina is excited to start working with small businesses in the area. Having been raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Eddy has seen firsthand many of the challenges that small businesses face, particularly in the Latino community.

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5 New Year's BizSolutions for Success
5 New Year's BizSolutions for Success
While the new year provides business owners the opportunity to reflect on their successes of the past year and adjust for the future, it also offers a unique opportunity for new beginnings. Here are five tips for success in the new decade.

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What's Next for Columbia Pike?
What's Next for Columbia Pike?
With the addition of 2,400+ multifamily units and 300,000+ square feet of retail space, the Columbia Pike neighborhood has seen a real development wave over the past 10-15 years, bringing with it changes in landscape and a more urban, mixed-use environment. But what does that actually mean for the neighborhood? 

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Small Business Focus: BizLaunch goes Global
Small Business Focus: BizLaunch Goes Global
BizLaunch Director Tara Palacios reflects on her recent week speaking about small business in the Ukraine during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Arlington Recognizes the County's Four Fastest-Growing Companies of 2019
For the fifth year in a row, Arlington Economic Development honored the winners of its fastest-growing companies competition – known as the Arlington Fast Four.

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Arlington Real Estate Honored at NAIOP Awards
Arlington Real Estate Honored at NAIOP Awards
Arlington development projects took center stage at the annual Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards, which celebrate significant new and renovated contributions to the region by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community.

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#ShopSmall 10 Years Strong and Counting
#ShopSmall 10 Years Strong and Counting
Programs like Small Business Saturday among others help keep local dollars within Arlington, representing the community’s character, while contributing to a vibrant business community making Arlington an ideal place to live, work and play. 

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Amazon HQ2: One Year Later
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we joined together in a chilly warehouse in Pentagon City for the big announcement that Amazon had chosen Arlington for its much-anticipated HQ2.

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New Amenity Electric Shuttle Service Launches in Arlington
New Amenity Electric Shuttle Service Launches in Arlington
FLARE Technology and Services, an amenity electric shuttle service and technology platform, formally announced it has begun services in Arlington.

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Creative Economy: Out-of-the-Box Holiday event for your team
Creative Economy: Out-of-the-Box Holiday event for your team
Isn’t it time to start planning the annual holiday office party? Pot luck or catered? Games? Gift exchange? And who doesn’t love wearing a quirky holiday sweater? Maybe it's time to get creative.

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