Arlington, Virginia’s economic sustainability framework is values-based and focuses on identifying the strengths that enable its economy to weather recessions and assist it in forming a strategy for the future. Length: 59 pages.
Arlington County Virginia was recently ranked by The Associated Press as one of the five least stressed counties in the nation. The fact that Arlington has fared so well through the recent economic downturn is not a new phenomenon – during the two previous national recessions Arlington either bounced back faster or actually gained jobs. This paper examines the components of Arlington's success and looks at what kind of strategy is needed to continue the momentum. Length: 12 pages.
As many cities and regions claim to be the greenest or most sustainable, the indexes, ratings and rankings consider a wide range of variables to express some aspect of sustainability. This analysis creates an index of green development outcomes for localities in the Washington, D.C. region. Length: 11 pages.
The "green economy" has become the newest catch-phrase to grow out of the larger "green" movement in recent years. But what does it mean? And what does its growth mean for our economy, given its possibilities of environmental improvements and job creation?
The Framework for Prosperity is the strategic plan that is used by the Economic Development Commission (EDC). It is used by the EDC to support the County's efforts to identify, evaluate and respond to economic development challenges and opportunities, to develop effective programs and activities and to enhance Arlington's desirability as a superior place to live, work and visit. Length: 16 pages.