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Silverback Strategies Named One of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work

Here at the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, nothing makes us prouder than seeing an Alexandria-based business flourish. So when we heard about our neighbor, Silverback Strategies, being named as one of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work, we thought a little recognition was in order. Silverback Strategies is a digital marketing performance agency based out […]

New Holiday Pop-Up coming to Alexandria: Gallery 104

Around the world, pop-up retail has become an integral part of enhancing retail districts. The concept offers short-term activation to storefronts and businesses of all sizes. Given Alexandria’s thriving retail scene and appeal to entrepreneurs, we were excited to bring pop-up retail to life through our development initiative, Pop-Up ALX. The newest addition to Pop-up […]

Alexandria Development Update: West End Feature

While the entire city of Alexandria seems to be thriving in terms of growth, the West End is undergoing a particularly impressive development boom. From public schools, to shopping malls, mixed-use sites, and more, here’s a rundown of the most exciting development projects happening in the West End. The Gateway Alexandria, 4600 King Street Development […]

In With The New: Office Conversions Happening in Alexandria

In light of the current economic environment and trends among retail and office occupiers, cities must rethink their policies on commercial development and their existing commercial properties. In recent years, Alexandria has seen several significant office building conversions, including EYA’s stunning conversion of a dated owner-occupied office building on the waterfront (pictured below) and Novus […]

Destination Alexandria

Minutes from Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River, Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world and is a favorite destination for locals throughout the region. Old Town, the city’s nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the […]

Working Hard: New Business Ventures in Alexandria

The City of Alexandria is home to a large number of unique retailers, many of which are independently owned. They benefit from the energy and walkability of Alexandria’s two main streets—one in historic Old Town Alexandria and the other in the creative Del Ray neighborhood. Each of these areas offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow […]

Why Companies Are Flocking To Alexandria

For work and play to be balanced, a city needs to provide not just amenities for residents, but also services and opportunities for businesses. Alexandria shines in that respect. The city is home to every type of company and institution—from startups and federal agencies to respected creative and technology firms. That’s no surprise; after all, […]

Why People Are Flocking To Alexandria

The City of Alexandria, long known worldwide for its popular and historic Old Town neighborhood and its beautiful Potomac River waterfront, is increasingly catching the attention of developers, business owners and a young workforce, for several compelling reasons. Among them are the city’s diverse real estate options. They include boutique, historic buildings on the waterfront, […]

Breaking Ground: Development Projects Happening in Alexandria

In case you missed it, Bisnow recently hosted their first Alexandria State of The Market in several years to showcase the incredible changes happening around the city. The event featured an impressive line-up of speakers and attracted an equally impressive crowd. Topics ranged from the development pipeline, to unique and successful building conversions, and why […]

Planting the Seeds for Growth in Alexandria

At its core the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership’s (AEDP) mission is to attract and retain business to grow and maintain the City of Alexandria’s commercial tax base. Our successful execution of this core function yields tangible results such as job creation, private capital investment, and increased tax revenue which produces a healthier and more resilient […]