Arlington Performs Well In Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report
Published September 2, 2021
According to Arlington Economic Development, Arlington, Alexandria, and Virginia all performed well in Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings report!
Arlington ranked #1 midsized metro for Best Business Climate and #3 in CyberCities. Alexandria ranked #1 small metro (population under 200,000) for Best Business Climate, and Virginia ranked #1 in BF’s flagship Best Business Climate category, #1 on the Cybersecurity leaderboard, and #1 in Tech Talent Pipeline.
The report, which can be viewed in full HERE, states “Arlington, VA, BF’s top-ranked midsized metro for Best Business Climate and its neighbor, Alexandria, VA, BF’s top-ranked small metro (population under 200,000) for Best Business Climate, form the epicenter of a thriving tech hub that includes the National Landing site of Amazon’s mammoth HQ2 project.
The eCommerce giant’s second headquarters is expected to create 25,000 direct jobs within 20 years and more than 22,000 indirect jobs during the same period, generating an estimated direct economic impact of more than $55 billion over the 20-year incentive term with Amazon.
The National Landing site, which straddles Arlington and Alexandria alongside the Potomac River, contains over 17 million square feet of existing commercial space and 150 acres of developable land. The National Landing site offered Amazon the rare combination of a massive site in a vibrant, transit-rich, urban location that is a magnet for top talent. Virginia Tech’s $1-billion Innovation Campus in Alexandria, which will be built on 3.5 acres in the first phase of a new mixed-use development and innovation district near the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, was part of the package that secured the HQ2 deal with Amazon, BF’s 2018 Deal of the Year Gold Award winner…”
There’s more information in the full 39-page document which can be seen by clicking HERE.