The Arlington Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a vibrant, globally connected and innovative community that fosters equitable growth for all. The EDC recruits business and industry, helps local companies grow and generates quality job opportunities throughout the Arlington metro area. The EDC also seeks to attract and retain community partners, businesses, and workforce members to invest and make their home in Arlington.

Strategic Vision

Arlington is a key city in the Metroplex — a destination for globally-recognized commerce and industry, entertainment and recreation, as well as research and innovation.

1. Competitive Positioning

The elevation of Arlington’s competitive positioning in the region to capture a larger share of high-wage, high-impact growth.

2. Transformational Redevelopment

The rejuvenation and transformation of key economic centers into vibrant destinations. Special attention must be paid to disadvantaged populations.

3. High-impact Community Development

The creation of the amenities and assets that will secure Arlington’s position as a major activity hub in the Metroplex.

Strategic Growth Areas

  • Aerospace Vehicles & Defense

  • Automotive

  • Construction Products & Services

  • Distribution & E-commerce

  • Food Processing &Manufacturing

  • Transportation & Logistics

  • Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools

  • Hospitals

  • Business Services

  • Financial Services

  • Insurance Services

  • Marketing, Design, & Publishing

  • Accommodations & Related Services

  • Amusement Parks & Arcades

  • Cultural & Educational Entertainment

  • Spectator Sports

  • Promoters & Managers

  • Hospitality Establishments

Incentives & Financing