Lots of people are talking about alternative energy – going green, building green and taking care of the environment. But these days, the most powerful alternative energy around is brainpower – and Arlington has it.
Why is brainpower so important? Because companies want it. Its so important to their success that they’ll even change locations to get it. People – smart, creative, well-educated people – are the most sought-after, highly prized commodity to businesses, non-profits, educators and research organizations.
Arlington has brainpower, and a lot of it. Arlington is the most highly educated community in the Washington, D.C. region: over 60% of us hold bachelor degrees or higher.
Arlington is the epicenter of scientific research for the defense and homeland security industries. The Ballston area has the highest concentration of scientific research agencies, anchored by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, ONR and several top university-related research institutes.
Their ability to co-locate within a compact, urban environment creates tremendous synergy and drives both ingenuity and innovation. Learn more about Arlington’s brainpower and the new technologies coming to Arlington in the next decade.
Mind, Body and Soul: Living and Working in Arlington
Arlington is a convenient, vibrant, diverse, fun place to live, work and visit…and it’s different from any other place in the Washington, D.C. region. Learn about the people who live and work in Arlington.
Arlington is an urban departure from crowded streets and gridlocked traffic; a breath of fresh air and calming green spaces. Its an alternative to the far-flung suburbs, where cars are mandatory, cavernous office parks abound and workers sit for hours on highways as they commute to and from the office.
Arlington has long been incorporating the latest thinking in how the physical space of our community is created – mixed-use development, transit-oriented development, smart growth and green buildings. Now, Arlington’s creative, diverse, innovative and intelligent people that live and work here completes that picture.