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Arlington Economic Development

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,...

Economic-development dept. honored for COVID-rebound efforts

Arlington Economic Development has earned a Gold Award for its “ReLaunch” program from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest association for professional economic developers in the world. ReLaunch was honored in the category of Resiliency, Recovery and Mitigation...

County gets COVID cash for tourism promotion

The Arlington County government will receive $3.25 million in state funds to support tourism-and-convention-marketing efforts in the post-pandemic environment. County Board members on Jan. 22 are expected to formally accept funding from the Virginia Tourism Corp., part of $50 million...

Economic-development staff gets to keep its office space

The Arlington government’s economic-development office will be staying put for at least the next dozen years, and taxpayers will reap some savings in the bargain. County Board members have approved a revised lease for Arlington Economic Development to occupy 16,115...

Editor’s Notebook: It’s only money, honey

Never, ever trust members of the Northern Virginia press corps to do math correctly. In an article I typed up over the weekend, one paragraph included the current annual budget of Arlington Economic Development, the county government’s economic-development wing. It comes...

Office-vacancy rates up all across county

Just under one in four square feet of commercial office space in the Ballston corridor was vacant in the first quarter of 2021, according to new data, the highest of all corridors of Arlington and one of the highest...

Hotel-occupancy rates still down in the dumps

Hoteliers and moteliers in Arlington continue to be filling far fewer rooms than they were in the pre-pandemic period, and coupled with significant reductions in room rates, are receiving less than half the revenue per available room than they...
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