Arlington, Alexandria Support Principles for Inclusive Growth

Arlington and Alexandria laid the groundwork at a joint work session for cooperating to support inclusive growth and address the impact that Amazon’s HQ2 and the planned Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is already having on the two communities.

In a joint meeting of the Arlington County Board and Alexandria City Council on October 1, the two legislative bodies voiced support for a Statement of Principles to guide their partnership on key policy issues, including developing and protecting affordable housing; assisting small, woman- and minority-owned businesses; and expanding workforce development.

“Arlington and Alexandria are doubling down on a long history of collaboration,” Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey said. “Our next step…