Reports & Presentations

Below are the most recent reports and presentations from Arlington Economic Development.

Reports | Presentations



Arlington's Small Business EcosystemArlington's Small Business Ecosystem | January 2020

To get a better understanding of Arlington's small business ecosystem, BizLaunch Director Tara Palacios presented an overview to the Economic Development Commission on January 14.

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Arlington's Small Business Ecosystem | Length: 26 slides

Columbia Pike Commercial Market Study |    October 2019

Following guidance from the Arlington County Board, AED retained a third-party consultant to assess Columbia Pike’s commercial market conditions and identify opportunities for continuing the corridor's revitalization into the next decade.

Columbia Pike Commercial Market Study | Length: 145 pages




Framework for Prosperity 2.0Framework for Prosperity 2.0 | November 2017

The Framework for Prosperity 2.0 outlines Arlington’s economic development strategy. Drafted by the 25 members of the EDC, it focuses on taking advantage of our business infrastructure, location and unique neighborhoods, as well as the talent, companies and uni­versities to bring in new establishments, retain existing businesses, expand our marketing globally, inform parallel commissions of our work and help guide the County Board.

Framework for Prosperity 2.0 | Length: 12 pages










Business StudyArlington Business Survey | August 2016

Arlington conducted its first ever business survey that targeted Arlington’s business leaders and workers. The purpose of the study was to gather statically valid, reliable quantitative data to help us understand how local business and workers currently perceive Arlington as a business location. In addition, we wanted to identify any local misperceptions that must be overcome and opportunities that should be leveraged to build Arlington’s pro-business reputation. The study is currently being reviewed and analyzed by staff and it is anticipated that the County Board will be briefed before the end of the year. These are verbatim responses to some of the open ended questions in the business survey.

Business Study | Length: 181 slides


Retail Plan 2015Arlington County Retail Plan | July 2015

On July 18, 2015, the County Board adopted the Arlington County Retail Plan. This plan provides guidance for the three Major Planning Corridors: Rosslyn-Ballston Metro Corridor, Jefferson Davis Metro Corridor and the Columbia Pike Corridor and a more flexible approach to retail in Arlington. 

Report | Length: 84 pages


Future of the Office MarketArlington Future Office Market Study | August 2014 

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.

Report | Guiding Principles | Video




Vacancy Rate UpdateOffice Vacancy Rate Update | October 2016

AED made a presentation to the County Board about the state of the office vacancy rate at the October 18, 2016 County Board Recessed Meeting.

Presentation | Length: 17 slides


5 Top ThingsTop 5 | June 2016

These are the top five things you need to know about Arlington, VA.

Presentation | Length: 7 slides


The Way ForwardThe Way Forward | July 2015

AED Director Victor Hoskins outlines his vision for "The Way Forward," AED's strategy to reduce office vacancy by half and diversify the Arlington economy.

Presentation | Length: 57 slides


2015 Market Review2015 Arlington Real Estate Review and Forecast | April 2015

On April 7, 2015, Alex Iams, Assistant Director, AED and Victor Hoskins, Director, AED gave area developers, real estate brokers and business leaders their review and forecast of the Arlington real estate market.

Alex Iams, provided an overview of the regional economy and discussed how Arlington is adapting to a structural shift driven by BRAC and other changes. Victor Hoskins presented "The Way Forward." 

Presentation | Length: 64 slides

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