Employment & Industry Sectors

Arlington Future Office Market Study

For the last 30 years, Arlington has been the model for transit-oriented commercial development in the National Capital Region and beyond. At just 26 square miles, it has a private office market of 41 million square feet and several of the most job-intense submarkets in the area. This report explores the future of the office market.
StudyGuiding Principles | Video Presentation

August 1, 2014
Revisiting Arlington's Creative Class Benchmarks

Arlington’s Creative Class attributes have helped maintain a stable economy and attractive community during a time of national uncertainty and recession. This 10-page study takes a fresh look at Arlington’s creative class benchmarks using a decade of new data.

May 1, 2013
BRAC Impact on Defense Contractors in Arlington

Nearly five years into the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) transition process, AED staff from the BRAC Transition Center continues to assess the impacts and opportunities arising from the BRAC actions. This report provides preliminary findings on an evolving economic impact that will be spread out over several years and extend beyond the September 15, 2011 BRAC deadline. Length: 13 pages.

December 1, 2010
Making the Case

AED makes an economic argument of why Virginia should make modifications to current requirements for Washington, D.C. law firms who wish to move to Virginia. The paper illustrates how Virginia is losing economic opportunities, despite significant economic advantages as a business location, due to the technical obstacle of admission to the Virginia Bar. Length: 5 pages.

June 1, 2010
Child Care in the Commercial Corridors

As companies consider potential locations, child care has become a key factor in their decision process. Learn about the economic implications of child care and how Arlington is beginning to address this issue. Length: 17 pages.

January 1, 2010
Brainpower

This paper provides a snapshot of the physical and social science and research industries and occupations in Arlington, Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

May 1, 2007
The Homeland Security Industry and its Impact (Synopsis)

Arlington is home to much of the Department of Homeland Security. This 9-page overview of the study describes the significant economic impact that the agency has on our community.

July 1, 2005
The Homeland Security Industry and its Impact (Complete)

Arlington is home to much of the Department of Homeland Security. This 54-page report describes the significant economic impact that the agency has on our community in detail.

July 1, 2005
Benchmarking the Creative Class

This 10-page study finds that Arlington stands out as a "Creative Community" within the Washington, D.C. region, a community in which talented and creative people want to live, work and play, that benefits economically from its ability to attract and retain a diverse and educated population.

January 1, 2005
Arlington’s Federal Agenda

The Director of Federal Legislative Affairs for Arlington County, Virginia discusses the considerable mutual interdependence between Arlington County and our business community.

October 1, 2004