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The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership leads efforts to grow the tax base, diversify the economy, and attract and retain businesses and organizations in Alexandria,Virginia. Founded in 1992, the Partnership joins its collaborators in defining and marketing Alexandria as a creative, diverse, knowledge-based community with a high quality of life.

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Happening NOW: President Joe Biden joins Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam at Alexandria's Sportrock Climbing Centers t...
05/28/2021
President Biden Delivers Remarks to Celebrate the Progress Made in the Fight Against COVID-19

Happening NOW: President Joe Biden joins Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam at Alexandria's Sportrock Climbing Centers to Deliver Remarks to Celebrate the Significant Progress Virginia has Made in the Fight Against COVID-19. Alexandria is ready for a safe and celebratory #backtobusiness #vaxtonormal Memorial Day weekend!

President Biden and Governor Ralph Northam Deliver Remarks to Celebrate the Significant Progress Virginia has Made in the Fight Against COVID-19Alexandria, VA

Our businesses are ready to welcome you back! Please vote for Alexandria in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awar...
05/19/2021
2021 Readers' Choice Awards

Our businesses are ready to welcome you back! Please vote for Alexandria in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards to let everyone know our City is open for business!

Choose a category and tell us what you loved (or didn't). Then invite your friends. The more you vote, and the more you share, the more chances you'll have to win a dream getaway for two!

We were excited to feature Lisa Dee Schumaier and her art in this week's Growing in ALX blog post.
05/17/2021
Growing in ALX: Lisa Schumaier Art - AEDP

We were excited to feature Lisa Dee Schumaier and her art in this week's Growing in ALX blog post.

GROWING IN ALEXANDRIA FEATURING: From retail and restaurants to tech and media, contractors to coworking spaces, large, small, and everything in between, a diverse array of businesses call Alexandria…

Ok, friends of economic development. It's your time to shine! Let the City of Alexandria know that business and workforc...
05/11/2021
American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan

Ok, friends of economic development. It's your time to shine! Let the City of Alexandria know that business and workforce development should be priorities in COVID-recovery efforts. As you know, investments in business and workforce are really investments in the community overall. It's your LAST CHANCE to share your thoughts: https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/ARPA-Spending-Plan

American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan.

Watch now LIVE as Virginia Tech shares more information about the new foundational partnership with The Boeing Company. ...
05/04/2021
Innovation Campus announcement

Watch now LIVE as Virginia Tech shares more information about the new foundational partnership with The Boeing Company. This partnership has the potential to create not only a tech hub in the DC region but to transform the STEM workforce. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ95S-hzFlQ.

A historic announcement about the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., May 4.

May 4th is officially now a milestone date, as today our partners in innovation, Virginia Tech announced a $50 million, ...
05/04/2021
Boeing commits $50 million to innovation campus to become first foundational partner

May 4th is officially now a milestone date, as today our partners in innovation, Virginia Tech announced a $50 million, multiyear TRANSFORMATIONAL commitment from The Boeing Company to help jump-start Virginia Tech’s effort to create the most diverse graduate technology campus in the United States, right here in #alexandriava #PotomacYard. Join Virginia Tech and Boeing at a special live event at 10:30 a.m. today- the link and details about the BIG plans associated with this commitment are in the article below!

Transformative investment will help diversify the technology industry and bolster the Washington, D.C., region as a global innovation hub.

We are proud to release the 2020 AEDP Annual Report! While we are still squarely in the midst of this pandemic, we hope ...
05/03/2021
2020 AEDP Annual Report - AEDP

We are proud to release the 2020 AEDP Annual Report! While we are still squarely in the midst of this pandemic, we hope that you find renewed inspiration in the stories of the resilience of our local businesses and the continued momentum of coming development. And if you’d like to share your own story of resilience or momentum from the past year below, we’d love to hear it! https://alexandriaecon.org/resources/2020-aedp-annual-report/

2020 AEDP Annual Report Business, Community, Economy, Government, Real Estate Download Resource Home Resources 2020 AEDP Annual Report Share Share Share this page on Twitter Share this page on Facebook Share this page on LinkedIn You May Also Be Interested In 2019 AEDP Annual Report Business, Commun...

Last month, we caught up with Maria Joukov, Co-Founder & CEO of Inq Tattoos. Located on King St., inq is a female- and v...
05/03/2021
Growing in ALX: inq Tattoos - AEDP

Last month, we caught up with Maria Joukov, Co-Founder & CEO of Inq Tattoos. Located on King St., inq is a female- and veteran-owned small business that opened in July 2019. Says Maria, "My husband and I created inq from the ground up. We are not tattoo artists and had no experience in this industry, but we able to lean on the insights of an experienced tattoo artist with 50 years in the industry who has seen it evolve from an underground scene to the more mainstream phenomenon it has become. While tattoos have become extremely popular, the experience of getting a tattoo was still largely not quite fitting with the expectations of today’s customer. That’s really what inq is solving."

Read more in our latest Growing in ALX blog post. https://alexandriaecon.org/2021/04/growing-in-alx-inq-tattoos/

GROWING IN ALEXANDRIA FEATURING: From retail and restaurants to tech and media, contractors to coworking spaces, large, small, and everything in between, a diverse array of businesses call Alexandria…

Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam visited Pacers Running in Alexandria earlier this week to talk abou...
04/30/2021

Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam visited Pacers Running in Alexandria earlier this week to talk about women-owned small businesses, COVID recovery, and their industry-leading commitment to paying a living wage.

AEDP is grateful for all the work Pacers has done for our community and proud to have supported them this year with all-weather and back-to-business grants.

As our restaurants continue to recover, helping them recruit and train talent is an important role for our Alexandria/Ar...
04/27/2021
Restaurant owners struggling to find employees as restrictions ease

As our restaurants continue to recover, helping them recruit and train talent is an important role for our Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council & Workforce Development Center, City of Alexandria, VA. Thanks to Jess Arnold & WUSA 9 for highlighting Alexandria's newest restaurant, Barca Pier & Wine Bar and the opportunities our restaurants have to hire more local talent as state restrictions on capacity continue to be lifted.

The Alexandria Restaurant Partners said a lot of their restaurants need 30% more staff.

Happening TODAY!#TechOnTap is an ongoing, regular speaker series intended to bring together the community to discuss the...
04/21/2021

Happening TODAY!
#TechOnTap is an ongoing, regular speaker series intended to bring together the community to discuss the kinds of issues and problems that Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus in Potomac Yard will explore.

This month's topic: Ending the Pandemic: COVID-19 Vaccines and Preparing for the Next One. COVID-19 vaccines may be the key to ending the pandemic. They join a list of vaccines that over time have prevented serious illness and even death around the world. As demand surges for the COVID-19 vaccine, the spotlight now turns to understanding how vaccines work. Learn about the basics, why they are important, and how they have protected mankind for centuries. Virginia Tech researchers will also walk us through how they are using data to forecast and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

Register: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/vaccines

Presented in partnership with Virginia Tech, Port City Brewing Company, and the Alexandria Library.

Happening TODAY!
#TechOnTap is an ongoing, regular speaker series intended to bring together the community to discuss the kinds of issues and problems that Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus in Potomac Yard will explore.

This month's topic: Ending the Pandemic: COVID-19 Vaccines and Preparing for the Next One. COVID-19 vaccines may be the key to ending the pandemic. They join a list of vaccines that over time have prevented serious illness and even death around the world. As demand surges for the COVID-19 vaccine, the spotlight now turns to understanding how vaccines work. Learn about the basics, why they are important, and how they have protected mankind for centuries. Virginia Tech researchers will also walk us through how they are using data to forecast and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

Register: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/vaccines

Presented in partnership with Virginia Tech, Port City Brewing Company, and the Alexandria Library.

The Arlandria Chirilagua Plan Update is committed to preserving the cultural diversity of the community through housing,...
04/08/2021
Arlandria-Chirilagua Draft Housing Recommendations

The Arlandria Chirilagua Plan Update is committed to preserving the cultural diversity of the community through housing, land use, design, open space, infrastructure, and transportation recommendations. During 2020, residents and neighborhood stakeholder groups shared concerns and ideas regarding housing. Staff have developed draft housing recommendations based on input received and organized them under four themes.

Neighbors and organizations in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood are invited to provide input on the recommendations through an online questionnaire open through April 14. Feedback received will help finalize recommendations for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council in Spring 2021.
https://www.research.net/r/AlexandriaVA-ArlandriaChirilaguaPlanEngApril

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This week, AEDP's Business Development team had a chat with Glenda Saravia, the owner of Mksalon&spaalexandriava in Old ...
03/30/2021
Growing in ALX: MK Salon & Spa - AEDP

This week, AEDP's Business Development team had a chat with Glenda Saravia, the owner of Mksalon&spaalexandriava in Old Town. We learned about her triumphs and challenges in realizing her dream of owning a salon. Read about it on the Growing in Alexandria blog - https://alexandriaecon.org/2021/03/growing-in-alx-mk-salon-spa/

GROWING IN ALEXANDRIA FEATURING: From retail and restaurants to tech and media, contractors to coworking spaces, large, small, and everything in between, a diverse array of businesses call Alexandria…

Calling all #ALXVA #businesses - please take ~3 minutes to complete AEDP's #economic #recovery survey. The info will hel...
03/16/2021

Calling all #ALXVA #businesses - please take ~3 minutes to complete AEDP's #economic #recovery survey. The info will help us (along with the City of ALX) plan the allocation of new federal stimulus funds for the near-and-long term future. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7R3LW26

Calling all #ALXVA #businesses - please take ~3 minutes to complete AEDP's #economic #recovery survey. The info will help us (along with the City of ALX) plan the allocation of new federal stimulus funds for the near-and-long term future. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7R3LW26

This is our every-so-often reminder to sign up for our weekly newsletter (http://ow.ly/rboM50DZfff)! AEDP puts together ...
03/15/2021
Newsletter Sign Up - AEDP

This is our every-so-often reminder to sign up for our weekly newsletter (http://ow.ly/rboM50DZfff)! AEDP puts together a round up of news, events & other interesting information about #economicdevelopment in #ALXVA. Check out this week's to get an idea it: http://ow.ly/516450DZffe

AEDP's weekly newsletter features information for businesses and the community. Including events, news, announcements, and more, sign up below to begin receiving it.

The Alexandria Makers Market strives to connect and build a creative community with any crafter, creator, designer, drea...
03/02/2021

The Alexandria Makers Market strives to connect and build a creative community with any crafter, creator, designer, dreamer, inventor, innovator, maker, or shaker in Alexandria, VA.

This month, they have coordinated an all-virtual, all-Alexandria parade of makers for the month - the March of Makers. Check out their IG and website to #supportlocal and #shopsmall within the #AlexandriaVA community!

Happy #MakerMonday! Today begins our 🍍MARCH OF MAKERS🍍! During this all virtual event we're going to be bringing you behind-the-scenes, IG Take-overs, #instashopping, workshops and demos, discounts, and so much more! Stay tuned right here on IG for everything we have going on!

Congratulations to Windsor of Old Town Salon & Spa on FORTY years in Old Town! Small businesses (like Windsor) are a cru...
02/25/2021
Windsor of Old Town Celebrates 40 Years in Historic Alexandria - The Zebra

Congratulations to Windsor of Old Town Salon & Spa on FORTY years in Old Town! Small businesses (like Windsor) are a crucial piece to the #community and #economy of #AlexandriaVA - here's to 40 more years!
https://thezebra.org/2021/02/21/windsor-of-old-town-celebrates-40-years-in-historic-alexandria/

When Donna Windsor opened her shop on Valentine’s Day in 1981, she couldn’t have known that by the time 2021 rolled around she’d be celebrating 40 years operating Windsor of Old Town, outlasting scores of nearby businesses that opened and closed in the process.

Excited to continue our partnership with @vt at the #TechonTapVT Series!
02/02/2021

Excited to continue our partnership with @vt at the #TechonTapVT Series!

If you've walked by the new Old Dominion Boat Club and wondered about it, check out pages 48-52 of the AIA|DC Winter Mag...
01/22/2021
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If you've walked by the new Old Dominion Boat Club and wondered about it, check out pages 48-52 of the AIA|DC Winter Magazine! They feature the project and dive deep into the history and build of the site. Just one of the unique projects that combines the charm AND ingenuity of Alexandria, VA.
http://flipbook.hbp.com/Winter2020/

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Congratulations to two Alexandria, Virginia businesses named to the WBJ's 21 STARTUPS TO WATCH! On-the-go breakfast star...
01/13/2021

Congratulations to two Alexandria, Virginia businesses named to the WBJ's 21 STARTUPS TO WATCH!

On-the-go breakfast startup GoOats scored a deal on Shark Tank, while five-year-old bottled sauce maker True Made Foods closed 2020 with a three-year contract with the Boston Red Sox as the exclusive condiment provider to Fenway Park.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2021/01/08/startups-to-watch-in-washington.html

Congratulations to two Alexandria, Virginia businesses named to the WBJ's 21 STARTUPS TO WATCH!

On-the-go breakfast startup GoOats scored a deal on Shark Tank, while five-year-old bottled sauce maker True Made Foods closed 2020 with a three-year contract with the Boston Red Sox as the exclusive condiment provider to Fenway Park.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2021/01/08/startups-to-watch-in-washington.html

#ICYMI: @AlexandriaVA announced ALX's Winter Restaurant Week 2021, and it's a great line up! Enjoy at home from 1/22 - 2...
01/07/2021
Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go | Jan 22 - Feb 7, 2021

#ICYMI: @AlexandriaVA announced ALX's Winter Restaurant Week 2021, and it's a great line up! Enjoy at home from 1/22 - 2/7 and show your support for the city's large community of locally owned restaurants. More info soon on Visit ALX's site- https://www.visitalexandriava.com/restaurants/restaurant-week/

Enjoy Alexandria Restaurant Week at home this winter for an extended two-week period and show your support for the city’s large community of locally owned restaurants.

Registration for the next webinar in the Catalyst for Change series is  still open! Happening tomorrow, 1/7, at 2:00PM.O...
01/06/2021
Events – Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance

Registration for the next webinar in the Catalyst for Change series is still open! Happening tomorrow, 1/7, at 2:00PM.

Organized by the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA), the Catalyst for Change Series explores how business leaders use moments of disruption to change the course of their companies to accelerate growth, expand services, meet new needs, and re-design the way toward a brighter future.

This week's webinar focuses on Detecting COVID-19 - protecting people at work.
Topics Discussed:
• What will the new workplace look like?
• What are the new steps I need to take to stay safe?
• What is healthy air indoors, and how is it created?
• Which players need to come together to build a safe environment?
• What must a business owner or building owner do to ensure a safe environment?
• How will workers know it’s safe, and what happens if it’s not?
• Which changes will be permanent, which will be temporary?

Panelists Include:
• Victor Hoskins, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
• Serene Almomen, Ph.D., CEO & Co-founder, Senseware
• Ilan Zachar, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Carr Properties

More information and registration can be found at: http://novaeda.org/events/

Catalyst for Change Webinar Series The Catalyst for Change Series explores how business leaders use moments of disruption to change the course of their companies to accelerate growth, expand services, meet new needs, and re-design the way toward a brighter future. Catalyst for Change is organized by...

The winners of the first-ever Carlyle Cookie Crunch are in! Congratulations to: 1st place - J'aimemadeleine for the Rasp...
01/05/2021

The winners of the first-ever Carlyle Cookie Crunch are in!

Congratulations to:
1st place - J'aimemadeleine for the Raspberry Heart Sable Cookie
2nd place - Joy House Bakery for the S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookie
3rd place - Chipkickcookies for the OGio Chocolate Chip Cookie

Delicious - these sound like excellent new year treats. Remember that small and local businesses need our support as much as ever!
CC: Carlyle Council

If you're interested in learning more about the proposed new redevelopment of the #Landmark site in #AlexandriaVA, join ...
01/04/2021
Landmark Redevelopment Community Info. Meeting, Mon Jan 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Calendar | City of Alexandria, VA

If you're interested in learning more about the proposed new redevelopment of the #Landmark site in #AlexandriaVA, join the community meeting with developers, AlexandriaVA.gov and Inova Health System tonight at 7pm EST! For more info: http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/Detail.aspx?si=34759

Community meeting to provide information about the proposed redevelopment of the former Landmark Mall site.

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