Primed for Business

Arlington is home to many of the fastest growing, most innovative companies in the nation. From high-tech startups to internationally recognized corporations, companies choose Arlington because of our vast pool of talent, convenient accessibility and business-friendly culture.

locationIdeal Location

Arlington is located just across the Potomac River from the nation's capital.

  • It's a prime location for companies that want to work with the DoD and its related agencies.
  • Provides easy access to the nation's decision makers without the extra cost and congestion.

workforceSmart, Creative Workforce

Arlington's workforce is young, talented and creative.

  • 74% of our working population has at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Almost 40% have advanced degrees – that’s three times the national average.
  • And 40% is between the ages of 25 and 40.  

innovationCenter of Innovation

Not only is Arlington home to the Pentagon, each of the top ten global aerospace and defense companies has a significant presence in the D.C. metro region, seven of which have offices in Arlington. Perhaps that's why both Virginia Tech and George Mason University recently announced the creation of new innovation campuses here. 

Nationally-Ranked Schools

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.

Unbeatable Transportation 

Arlington has an extensive interconnected network of mass transit, including eleven Metro stations, regional rail lines, easy access to several highways, direct connections to nearly 100 cities from Reagan National Airport, two additional international airports within 30 miles, plus van pool, bikeshare and more.

connectionUrban Amenities

World-renowned business. Global cuisine. Ground-breaking universities. Spectacular culture. Nationally ranked schools.

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