ALX in the News: Week of July 8th

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.

July found us talking with Lisa Ferrari Carter, Executive Director of the Child and Family Network Centers, to learn more about their mission and goals. Check it out today on the blog!

For our first ever Pop-up Contest, held jointly with The Seedling Collective, we were excited to receive over 50 total applications! Huge congrats to the winners:
1. Elaina and Alysia Bright, Skin Scholars
2. Jennifer Allevato, Jennifer Allevato Fine Art
3. Ezgi Kaya, Mom&I by EK

To learn more about each business, and to see the runners up, check out The Seedling Collective’s announcement blog post! We look forward to seeing what these amazing businesses will do in the Studio space this summer.





  • Governor Northam Announces Dedication of Over $12 Million for Electric Transit Buses – Virginia Governor’s Office
  • Locations picked for Alexandria sewage tunnels – WTOP
  • Tall Ship Providence Arrives in Alexandria Monday Night – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Businesses Report Mixed Impacts from Metro Shutdown – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Take a peek inside Virginia Tech’s solar-powered FutureHaus, now on display in Alexandria – Washington Business Journal
  • Metro’s shutdown workarounds are less chaotic now, but some commute lengths remain doubled – WJLA
  • Local airports get $12.5M for infrastructure improvements – Washington Business Journal
  • Tall Ship Providence to Arrive Soon in Alexandria – NBC Washington
  • Metro’s new board chairman pledges changes to the system’s ethics investigation process – Washington Business Journal
  • Travel: In dogged pursuit of history in Alexandria – Providence Journal
  • Providence comes to Old Town Alexandria – Fairfax County Times
  • Alexandria businesses losing money in Metro shutdown, survey finds – WTOP 
  • Alexandria Businesses Suffering Amid Metro Closure – NBC Washington
  • Survey: As many as 1 in 4 businesses in Alexandria losing money during Metro shut down – FOX 5 DC
  • Tall Ship Providence to become permanent waterfront attraction – Alexandria Times