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Pivot Perfect
Virginia's first agriculture grant in Arlington goes to a well kept secret.

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Microsoft joins lineup at Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
Microsoft joins lineup at Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
Welcome keynote Javier Vasquez, General Manager, Solutions & Technology

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Tech Connect Profile: CareerGig
Tech Connect Profile: CareerGig Co-CEO Greg Kihlström
We interviewed CareerGig's Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Greg Kihlström. He offered some great insights on the future of work, doing business in Arlington County, and the state of the startup ecosystem in 2021. As a member of Arlington's tech startup community, CareerGig's successes provide a testament to Arlington's adaptability to the workforce's needs and evolution into an innovation hub for startups on the east coast. 

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Virginia Companies Increase Exports through Commonwealth's Two-Year Business Acceleration Program
Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that seven companies have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. Two Arlington-based companies were among the recent graduates, Cambridge International Systems and Fonteva. 

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Q4 Talent Corner: A Q4 Highwater Mark
Q4 Talent Corner: A Q4 Highwater Mark
Arlington’s demand for tech talent in Q4 set the highwater mark of any previous Q4 in Arlington for tech talent. In the final quarter of 2020, Arlington’s demand for tech talent continued to increase, the average number of monthly tech hires increased, and the average tech job posting duration decreased.

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Small Business Focus: Columbia Pike Laundry
Small Business Focus: Columbia Pike Laundry
While Columbia Pike Laundry has been a staple of Columbia Pike since 1993, we wanted to highlight how the owners, Daniel and Dara Logan, are leveraging technology in their small business to serve their customers better and reach additional markets within the region. 

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Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce
How and where will you be working in a post pandemic world? Join industry leaders to learn how current and future trends will impact employment and business growth.

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Recognizing black leaders of Arlington tech businesses
Recognizing Black Leaders of Arlington Tech Businesses
Did you know that African Americans are more likely to work in tech in NOVA than in Silicon Valley? In honor of President's Day and Black History Month, we are recognizing black leaders of Arlington tech businesses.

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Local Valentines are the Sweetest
Local Valentines are the Sweetest
Made in Arlington vendors have plenty to offer for this Valentine's Day.

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ReLaunch: ReVitalize, ReNew, ReBuild Your Arlington Small Business
ReLaunch: ReVitalize, ReNew, ReBuild Your Arlington Small Business
In developing programming to support small businesses dealing with the ongoing public health emergency, the BizLaunch team was mindful of the need for capital but that the amount available wouldn’t be very impactful to the majority of businesses. From there, ReLaunch was born. 

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Help Cut Down on Cybercrime
Help Cut Down on Cybercrime
It is projected that cybercrime will cost the world over $10.5 trillion dollars a year by 2025. The reported impacts of these attacks are becoming more and more common in the daily news cycle.

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From the Director: A Hopeful 2021
While I think we can all agree we were happy to say farewell to 2020, and even with a tumultuous start to the new year, 2021 is a year of hope for Arlington’s business community.

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It's a New Year filled with New Tools to Help Your Business
It's a New Year filled with New Tools to Help Your Business
BizLaunch is pleased to officially announce its latest initiative to help small businesses during the health pandemic: Relaunch. Relaunch kicks off this month with a webinar on Jan. 27, 2021. Local businesses will have the opportunity to apply for a complimentary suite of business services and technology assistance  to help their business in the upcoming months. 

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Arlington County Welcomes Microsoft
It’s a great start to the new year for Arlington’s tech scene as Fortune 100 honoree Microsoft announced it is joining the Arlington business community.

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Arlington Economic Development closes out 2020
It’s been a year like no other for our Business Investment Group (BIG) at Arlington Economic Development.

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More CARES funding on the way for Rebuild Virginia applicants 
Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he is allocating an additional $20M of federal CARES Act funding to the Rebuild VA economy recovery fund to meet increased demand for the program and fulfill pending grant awards for more than 300 eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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BizLaunch Overview: Small Business Support Included in Stimulus Package
You may have questions surrounding the newest stimulus package — particularly, what it might mean for small businesses. We break it down so you have what you need to know.

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Finding Opportunity During 2020's Challenges
Finding Opportunity During 2020's Challenges
While we can all agree that this year was anything but ordinary and that so many businesses are still struggling with uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, there were several Arlington companies that made significant moves, expansions or even saw an opportunity to branch into entirely new categories during this year of change.

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Arlington's Innovation Economy Had Notable Year Despite Pandemic
Arlington's Innovation Economy Had Notable Year Despite Pandemic
Venture activity is a critical component to a thriving tech ecosystem, providing capital and strategic investment opportunities for startups and high-growth ventures to continue to grow and expand. While 2020 has been anything but ordinary for the business community, this year has seen some solid venture activity among Arlington-based businesses. Q1 2020 was a record quarter for Arlington-based companies, logging a total of 16 deals totaling at least $674.8 million

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AED Provides Resources to Respond to Business Needs in 2020
As we enter the final stretch of what can only be described as the most unpredictable year in most of our lifetimes, we in Arlington Economic Development wanted to take a step back and reflect. With the stress, the craziness and the shifting of new ways to do things (anyone else never want to hear the phrase “you’re on mute” again?), the AED team has learned some valuable lessons throughout the course of this year – namely, how we can help you, our business community in Arlington. 

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