New economic development reporter and her plans
Katie Arcieri, the new economic development reporter at the Washington Business Journal, writes about her plans for the beat.
Arcieri writes, “In my new role, I am eager to cover the D.C. metro area and learn more about its evolution as a business community poised to expand with millions of square feet of development and potentially win major economic development projects like Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters. Jeff Bezos, call me maybe?
“It’s also a new area of the country for me to discover from a personal perspective. Growing up, visits to D.C. were infrequent at best, save for the occasional trip to the city’s Smithsonian museums. But, rest assured, I haven’t wasted any time getting to know the area. Over the holidays, my family and I visited the National Christmas tree, brunched at Founding Farmers and watched the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls at Capital One Arena.
“Moving here hasn’t come without obstacles. I’m still adjusting to living in a 1,200-square-foot apartment in Tysons, a huge change from the historic home we owned in Winston-Salem that was nearly twice its size. I’m also quickly learning that traffic congestion along the George Washington Memorial Parkway can throw off your morning no matter how well you plan. (Thank God for Waze.) And the cost of living? Let’s just say there’s not much I can afford at Tysons Galleria.”
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