Victor Hoskins was appointed Director of Economic Development for Arlington County in January 2015. He brings more than 25 years of experience in economic development and executive leadership.
Mr. Hoskins came to Arlington from Prince George’s County in Maryland, where he was the Deputy Chief Administrator for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure. In this role, he led efforts to bring a $123 million conference center and hotel at University of Maryland College Park and attracted the first Foreign Directed Investment from China to build a $63.5 million mixed use project in College Park for professors and graduate students.
Previously, Mr. Hoskins served as Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for Washington, D.C., where his achievements included the creation of 52,600 jobs through public private partnership projects and the groundbreaking and/or completion of 87 commercial/retail/hotel/residential projects totaling $7.5 billion in 3 years, including the Southwest Waterfront Project and City Center project. He also initiated the transformation of the city’s Tech Ecosystem with the attraction of accelerator Fortify VC, expansion of Tech Tax Credits, and the establishment of tech startup co-working space 1776. He also held leadership roles with Quadel Consulting, UrbanAmerica LP, and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
Mr. Hoskins holds a Master’s degree in City Planning: Real Estate Finance/ Economic Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude: Psychology/Urban Studies from Dartmouth College. He also studied Development Finance at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.