Today we’re going to talk about the partnership between business and their location, and the benefits of partnership.
To help me discuss this topic, I’d like to welcome Michael Stiefvater, Acting Director, Business Investment at Arlington Economic Development.
About Michael Stiefvater
Michael Stiefvater is the Acting Director of AED’s Business Investment Group (BIG), where he oversees Arlington’s efforts in business recruitment and retention, international trade, entrepreneur support and catalyzing the innovation economy. Since joining BIG in late 2019, the team has contributed to the leasing of over 1 million square feet of office space and the creation/retention of over 5,000 jobs.
Michael has over 15 years of experience in economic development and real estate, including the past five years with AED.
Prior to joining AED, Michael served in roles with Richmont Development, CoStar, the City of College Park and Rockville Economic Development Inc.
Michael holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Public Policy, Management and Planning from the University of Southern California.
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