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Property Owners and Managers, Please Take This Survey
Property Owners and Managers, Please Take This Survey
In order to better understand the needs of you and your tenants, we ask that you to take a moment to fill out this survey. This will help us delve a little deeper into the impact in our various business sectors and provide resources that are responsive to your needs.

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5 Biz Tools to Survive a Pandemic
5 Biz Tools to Survive a Pandemic
Representing almost a quarter of all employment (47,834 jobs) in Arlington County, small businesses have always served as an integral component of the local economy encompassing 92% of all business establishments. For the small businesses wearing several hats, here are five tools to survive a pandemic.

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In a pandemic, the creative sector has a lot to lose. It also has a lot to gain.
In a pandemic, the creative sector has a lot to lose. It also has a lot to gain.
Sharing a similar plight with restaurants, retail and hospitality, many creative organizations are suddenly closed for business.

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From the Director: Coronavirus causes emergency situations for Arlington business community
From the Director: Coronavirus causes emergency situations for Arlington business community
These are unprecedented times. Like so many other economic development offices, Arlington is working through the effects and global impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Arlington Economic Development, a division within the Arlington County Government, is continuing to monitor the spread of the coronavirus in the region and following the lead of local and state authorities.

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Arlington Restaurateurs Step Up to Help Community
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an unprecedented toll on the nation’s restaurant community. With declarations to close dining rooms and keep gatherings to fewer than 10 people, many Arlington restaurants have adopted a takeout/delivery only model. However, some are taking that mantra a step further, keeping jobs intact by having employees help the community.

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Coronavirus Update: Doing Business in the Era of COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: Doing Business in the Era of COVID-19
The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus is having an economic impact on a national and global scale. The markets are volatile and unpredictable. Schools and events are cancelling programs. Airlines are cutting routes, and travelers are cancelling trips out of concern for well-being and the possibility of quarantine. Here in Arlington is no different.

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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) What You Need to Know from Arlington County Public Health Division.
Arlington Economic Development along with Arlington County leadership and staff from Public Health have been working diligently with the Virginia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to disseminate information about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) directly to our community and business leaders.

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Cybersecurity for SMB: Risks, trends and best practices
Cybersecurity is a critical part of every business’ operational durability. Without attention to it, an attack can be crippling. We recommend business owners and managers view cybersecurity as an investment, rather than a sunk cost, as it pays in dividends of business continuity and resilience.

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Baking for Change
Baking for Change
When it comes to being a social entrepreneur, suffragists take the cake.

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AED Broker Breakfast: Upcoming Business Investment Strategies
AED Broker Breakfast: Upcoming Business Investment Strategies
Last week, AED hosted the Broker Breakfast, the first in a series of events focused on content and discussions that we believe are most important to our mission to attract, retain and grow our company base.

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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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