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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz has appointed Ryan Touhill, who has worked as senior vice president at the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership,...

Ballston Business Improvement District augments board ranks

The Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) has added five new members to its board of directors. Joining the organization for 2023 are Aaron Moore, director of operations, Urban Adventures Companies (VIDA Fitness); Stacy Foster, vice president, Arlington Technology Hub, Mastercard;...

New data: N.Va. localities seek modest job upticks

The movement was all in the right direction – upward – but total employment across major Northern Virginia localities did not match the most recent national uptick. Year-over-year jobs nationally rose 4 percent to 149.9 million in figures reported Nov....

Commentary: Arlington needs to support communications network

Increasingly, most people rely on their smartphones for daily communication and Internet access. Mobile-network operators report traffic grew 40 percent between 2021 and 2022.

Arlington Chamber details 2023 award recipients

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced recipients of its 2022 accolades, to be presented Dec. 9 at the business organization’s 98th annual meeting. Arlington Law Group will be presented with the 2022 Chair’s Award, while Rich Reinsch of Digital...

New WMATA chief to speak at Chamber’s annual meeting

The new general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will be the keynote speaker at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, to be held on Dec. 9. Randy Clarke took over as head of the regional transit...

County jobs total still slightly below pre-pandemic level

Arlington’s jobs comeback has almost, but not quite, brought the employment picture of county residents back to pre-COVID levels. The 149,693 residents counted as employed in the civilian workforce in September proved good enough to tie the county for lowest...

Entrepreneur Funegra named ‘Champion of Inclusivity’

Patricia “Paty” Funegra, founder of the Arlington-based La Cocina VA as well as founder and president of Global Development Advisors and Moon Dancer Fund, has been honored with the inaugural Champion of Inclusivity Award at Letts Consult’s State of...

Region continues to see brightening jobs picture

The Washington region saw a further brightening of its employment picture from August to September, with a solid decline in the jobless rate. With 3,359,701 metro-area residents counted in the civilian workforce and 102,996 looking for jobs, the region’s unemployment...

Data: N.Va. jobs boost trailing state rebound

Perhaps because its initial employment jolt during COVID wasn’t so severe, Northern Virginia over the past year is trailing the statewide jobs comeback, according to new data. With 1,532,400 employed in the civilian workforce in September, Northern Virginia’s jobs total...
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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County...
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