Arlington’s workforce is one of the most educated in the country. Almost ¾ of our workers have at least a bachelor’s degree, and about 40% have advanced degrees – that’s three times the national average. They’re tech savvy, innovative and talented.
Arlington is a prime location for companies that want connections that matter and access to the nation’s policymakers. We’re just across the river from Washington, D.C., putting your company just steps from the prestige of the nation’s capital without the extra cost and congestion.
Arlington’s home to the Pentagon, DARPA, and top research agencies. Additionally, seven of the top 10 global aerospace and defense companies have offices in Arlington. And top research universities like Virginia Tech, George Mason, and UMD are all building new tech and innovation campuses here.
The Washington, D.C. region is known for having some of the best K-12 schools and universities in the nation. With this outstanding educational infrastructure, it's no wonder that the area has one of the most highly-educated workforces in the country.
Arlington has an extensive interconnected network of mass transit, including 11 Metro stations, regional rail, bus, Capital Bikeshare, rideshare, scooters, highway access and direct connections to nearly 100 cities from Arlington’s Reagan National Airport. What’s more, there are two additional international airports within 30 miles, providing direct connections to a global audience. There are a lot of people here in the Capital region, but in Arlington, we pride on getting them around easily and efficiently.
From the youngest students to advanced graduate study, the Capital region is known for having some of the best schools and universities in the nation, and Arlington leads the pack. Arlington schools are consistently high-ranking and provide tech and innovation opportunities for students not found elsewhere. Top research universities have innovation campuses in Arlington as well, providing the chance for students to work side by side with federal organizations and top tech companies.