Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development
Joined the Fairfax County (Va.) Economic Development Authority as president and CEO on August, 2019. Previously director of Arlington (Va.) Economic Development since 2015. In that role, led the team that successfully attracted Amazon HQ2 to Arlington County, a deal that will bring between 25,000 and 37,850 technology and corporate headquarters jobs with an average salary of $150,000 to Arlington, stimulate creation of another 75,000 jobs in the Washington region, and generate between $3.2 and $4.8 billion in revenue for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
While in Arlington County Mr. Hoskins also successfully implemented an Innovation Strategy that moved the economy toward technology and private-sector commercialization. Other successes in Arlington include Nestlé, Grant Thornton, Lidl, Mastercard, Deloitte, PBS and Opower-Oracle. He and his team attracted or retained 14.2 million square feet of commercial office tenants, created or retained almost 82,500 jobs from 251 companies in four and one half years.
Previously worked in private real estate investment on Wall Street. Also served as deputy mayor of economic development for the District of Columbia and led the turnaround of the District’s economy with projects such as The Wharf and City Center. Work has resulted in almost 375,000 jobs, and led teams that negotiated more than 700 major business deals resulting in billions of dollars in private investment.