The New Geography of Jobs

Join Board Chair Libby Garvey and a panel of experts in a lively discussion of author Enrico Moretti’s book “The New Geography of Jobs" and how his theories apply to Arlington.

If there’s one thing that we know, it’s that different parts of the country view their lives and economic status in very varied ways. That same divergence can be evidenced in the workplace. Some regions, like Arlington, brand themselves as technology hubs. Others are manufacturing centers. Still others focus on agriculture. But despite a hub status that may exist, those who thrive in other workplace sectors can indeed thrive in any area.

That’s the theory behind author Enrico Moretti’s “The New Geography of Jobs,” and it coincides with Arlington’s own philosophy of inclusion. Join a lively discussion surrounding the economic forces that are shaping America and its regions and how things like innovation are truly fundamental when it comes to economic development.

Learn just how Arlington leaders and businesses apply theories like those discussed by Moretti and turn those theories into thriving economic growth while at the same time celebrating and utilizing individual strengths throughout the community to their fullest.


  • Libby Garvey, Chair, Arlington County Board
  • Victor Hoskins, Director, Arlington Economic Development
  • Alessandra Colia, Executive Director, The Urban Alliance
  • Susan Van DevanterSenior Technical Recruiter/Relationship Manager, Hobsons 
Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Arlington Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Fee: Free, Registration Required
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: AED Events Team
Email: [email protected]

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