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Report details impact of housing industry on Va. economy

Despite impacts of COVID, the real-estate/housing sector contributed nearly $52 billion to Virginia’s economy in 2020 and supported more than 325,000 jobs with a total income of nearly $16 billion statewide, according to new data from the Virginia Realtors...

Regional jobless rate continues a slow comeback

The Washington region’s year-over-year jobless rate in July was well down from a year before, according to new federal data, as the local area and nation continues to wriggle their way through the COVID crisis. But the data also suggest...

International cybersecurity focus of Encore Learning program

Encore Learning will present scholar and former intelligence official Tom Manteuffel speaking on cyberscurity issues on Monday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. Manteuffel’s presentation will look at how U.S. adversaries like China and Russia use cyberweapons, and will provide steps...

Arlington apartment rents back above pre-pandemic levels

It took a little while, but average rents for Arlington apartments have now shot past pre-pandemic levels, according to new data. With median rent prices of $2,013 for a one-bedroom unit and $2,437 for two bedrooms, Arlington is among 92...

Arlington jobless rate continues methodical rebound

Arlington’s jobless picture continued its incremental improvement in mid-summer, according to new data, mirroring trends across the region. With 146,740 county residents in the civilian workforce and 5,197 looking for jobs, Arlington’s unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in July was...

Chamber of Commerce to mark Hispanic Heritage Month

The Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month with an event on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. “It has been declared ‘Mojito Night’ – let’s have fun again,” organizers said...

State data: N.Va. leading jobs recovery

Northern Virginia is responsible for about half the jobs rebound across the commonwealth over the past year, according to new data from the Virginia Employment Commission. The local region has seen an increase of 70,800 jobs from July 2020 to...

Chamber CEO garners statewide leadership post

Kate Bates, president and CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, has been tapped to serve as chair-elect for 2021-22 of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE). The new leadership team was unveiled at the organization’s annual...

New collaboration aims to support national-security careers

A collaborative effort between Northern Virginia Community College, AT&T and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry aims to provide information-technology training and on-the-job experience to students at the college while creating a larger pool of talent to meet...

Va. ABC reports higher sales totals for past year

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) saw its gross revenue grow in the fiscal year ending June 30, while contributing $616 million in taxes, fees and profits to the state treasury. The ABC, which holds a monopoly on the...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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