September 3, 2019

ALX in the News: Week of September 3rd

In the News

Highlighting news featuring businesses in Alexandria and events around the City each week- whether you are starting a business in Alexandria, or are already part of our community, stay on top of local economic development interest items here!

Each month, check out “Growing in Alexandria,” an AEDP blog series that focuses on businesses around the City.

This September, we met with Referral Rock to learn about their SaaS business that helps with word-of-mouth referrals. Check it out today on the blog!



  • Affordable Housing in the DC Area – NBC Washington
  • Making a Place for Amazon – Urban Land
  • Area residents, not Amazon newcomers, are fueling Northern Virginia real estate frenzy, agents say – Washington Post
  • Part of King Street in Alexandria could become car-free – Greater Greater Washington
  • Coming soon: Ice rink, winter village and futsal court to Alexandria water park – Washington Post
  • Report: Supermarket, Movie Theater, Fitness Could Anchor Landmark Mall Redevelopment – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • From Jumping Waves to Skating. “Ice and Lights” planned for Waterpark at Cameron Run. – Alexandria Gazette [Page 1]
  • Digital tour of planned Potomac Yard Metro station in Alexandria, Va – Washington Post
  • Virginia Tech Campus Seen As ‘Game Changer’ For Alexandria Office Market – Bisnow
  • Development on the Fast Track: Where Alexandria is Building – Alexandria Living Magazine



  • N. Va. leaders say more political courage is necessary to solve the region’s affordable housing crisis – Washington Business Journal
  • Blue, Yellow line Metro stations expected to reopen as scheduled – Washington Business Journal
  • Metro stations shuttered in summerlong shutdown will reopen on time, officials say – Washington Post
  • Governor Northam Announces 44 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Bolster Growth – Virginia Governor’s Office [Feat. Visit Alexandria]
  • Housing, transportation, education top regional leaders’ concerns – Inside NOVA
  • Virginia Tech’s governing board moves projects forward, sets public comment plan on tuition – The Roanoke Times
  • Taste of Old Town North to celebrate neighborhood’s past, present, future – Alexandria Times
  • Future Alexandria High School Option To Be Chosen By School Board – Old Town Patch
  • South entrance for Potomac Yard Metro station still uncertain, even with extra money – Washington Post



  • With the summer shutdown ending, hear why business owners are awaiting Metro’s reopening – WJLA
  • 1 big thing: Amazon’s HQ2 could drain D.C.’s tech talent – Axios
  • Del Ray’s New Indian Restaurant Hosts Soft Opening – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Signal Vine Growth Fueled by Newly Patented Two-Way Text Messaging and AI Platform for Higher Education – Cision