Innovating Arlington: Creating a Foundation for Our Future

Building on Arlington’s reputation as a great place to live, work, play, learn and innovate.

Creating a Sustainable, Diversified and Highly Innovative Arlington Economy
  • Develop a Diversified Portfolio of Large, Mid- and Small Businesses in Arlington
  • Emphasize Economic Opportunities for all Arlingtonians
  • Create a High-Tech Innovative Startup Infrastructure Locally
  • Foster the Next Generation Workforce
  • Make Arlington an Attractive Home for both Employers and Employees

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Partner with Our School Board and Community to Creatively Solve Capacity, Resource and Diversity Challenges
  • Work with the School Board, educators and parents to find both capital and non-capital solutions to address growing school populations and capacity issues
  • Support and grow county and school board collaboration opportunities and initiatives
  • Work tirelessly in partnership with the school board to expand diversity and address economic and cultural segregation in our schools and communities
  • Partner with our School Board to prepare our children for opportunities in entrepreneurship, applied learning and jobs in the new innovation economy

 

 

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Expanding Economic Diversity Through Housing Affordability
  • Expand Housing Affordability Opportunities Across Arlington County
  • Creatively Reimagine Affordable Housing Redevelopment
  • Create Transition Opportunities for Current Residents in Affordable Housing Units

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Explore Creative Transportation Alternatives

 

  • Envision Transportation/Mobility as a ‘Service’
  • Develop Arlington A/V Testbeds
  • Create Mobility Hubs
  • Explore Revenue Replacement Strategies

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Champion for a Greener Arlington
  • Leverage the Community Energy Plan as a framework for big thinking on clean energy initiatives
  • Strive to make Arlington more ‘biophilic’
  • Stimulate  a clean- and green- tech startup infrastructure in Arlington

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Advocate for a Burgeoning Arts Infrastructure
  • Expand institutional marketing of Arlington’s arts offerings and create greater community awareness
  • Support the joint-use facility model to expand arts facilities and performance infrastructure
  • Partner with artists and private organizations to expand community outreach of the arts
  • Foster mutually beneficial connections between artists and entrepreneurs
  • Explore utilizing tax incentives to spur and fund Arlington’s arts infrastructure. Encourage greater private funding for the arts by offering community-benefit tax incentives/breaks
  • Make Arlington an attractive place for artists to live, work and create

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Strive to Maintain a Welcoming and Inclusive Community

 

  • Advocate for communities that don’t currently have a voice in our political discourse
  • Nurture and strengthen relationships with all communities across Arlington
  • Create a shared empathy by building bridges between communities – neighbors helping neighbors
  • Strengthen partnerships with counties across Virginia to forge meaningful dialogue, work collaboratively, and find common ground.
Ensure Accessible and Effective Community Health Services
  • Advocate for innovative services that support individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental health/substance abuse challenges.
  • Expand access to health services for all Arlingtonians.
  • Ensure that health resources are being used efficiently and effectively.

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