Legacy Businesses

Dr. Morton has been studying legacy businesses initiatives nationwide since 2017, originally supported by a grant from Virginia Tech’s Vibrant Virginia initiative.

In January 2022, the American Planning Association published her study Legacy Businesses: Emerging Directions as Planning Advisory Services Memo 109.

Since 2017, Dr. Morton has been working with graduate students and local partners to document and promote legacy businesses in Arlington, Virginia. Check out the profiles of legacy businesses, interviews with the owners, and highlights of student work here:

Legacy Businesses in Arlington

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