MicroStrategy will keep its Tysons Corner headquarters, and create hundreds of jobs, in exchange for state incentives after a new headquarters search. Courtesy MicroStrategy

GETTING PAID NOT TO MOVE HQ: MicroStrategy, one of the region’s oldest tech firms, will keep its headquarters in Tysons Corner and add 300 jobs after its decision to stay in Tysons earned it a $1 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. It will also receive money and services from the VIrginia Jobs Investment Program. READ MORE AT WTOP

HOW THIS STARTUP EARNED BIG BUCKS FROM THE GOVERNMENT: The Rosslyn-based Deep Learning Analytics startup, named one of the county’s fastest growing companies, won a government program on analyzing radar images and earned significant capital for their work. READ MORE AT ARLNOW

D.C. SPREADS ITS BRAND AWARENESS: Washington D.C. made its presence known at the SXSW event in Austin, and along with community tech leaders, a city representative said the city is leveraging its international residents to vie for the inclusive innovation crown. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/DC

SLUGGISH NETWORKS COULD GET RELIEF: County planning officials voted in favor of a measure to allow more telecommunications antennas in commercial areas including SIlver Spring and Bethesda, where networks have become increasingly strained. READ MORE AT BETHESDA MAGAZINE

GOOD SIGN FOR LOCAL ECONOMY: Unemployment rates in Virginia and Maryland were unchanged from December, but lower than rates in January 2017. D.C.’s rate was 5.8 percent, but continued a steady decline. READ MORE AT WTOP


Symbiont Health took $15,000 at the Pitch Dingman Competition at the University of Maryland for their product which tracks patient’s vitals after a fall. Tony Richards/Technical.ly/DC photo

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS EARN CAPITAL: Symbiont Health, which provides a patient’s vitals when a fall is detected, took $15,000 from the final round of the University of Maryland’s Pitch Dingman Competition. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/DC

BREWERS STIFLED BY STATE REGULATIONS: A Silver Spring brewer says Maryland’s regulations are stifling brewery growth in the state, prompting dozens of regional brewers to take the fight to Annapolis. READ MORE AT WAMU

ARLINGTON A GREAT PLACE FOR MILLENIALS: Arlington County was ranked among the top 3 best places in the U.S. for millennials, good news for local industries recruiting talent and better news for county officials luring Amazon’s second headquarters. READ MORE AT ARL NOW