ALX in the News: Week of May 6th

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.

The month of May brought us to Eisenhower Valley to visit with Brad Halsey, the CEO and Founder of Building Momentum. Check it out today on the blog


  • Old Patrick Henry Recreation Center To Be Demolished – Old Town Patch
  • WashREIT Acquires 1,685-Unit Multifamily Portfolio in Northern Virginia for $379.1M – Rebusiness Online
  • Amazon says it will avoid a housing crunch with HQ2 by planning better than it did in Seattle – Washington Post
  • Why crews are building a replica Metro platform to prepare for summer shutdown – WJLA



  • Amazon posts first jobs for HQ2, says project is ‘ahead of schedule’ – Washington Post
  • Amazon starts recruiting and leases office for Virginia ‘HQ2’ – Reuters
  • Alexandria City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2020 Budget – City of Alexandria
  • Why a local veteran entrepreneur nonprofit is shutting down — and what comes next – Washington Business Journal
  • Alexandria council holds line on taxes, funds legal aid for immigrants – Washington Post
  • Alexandria budget increases school funding, raises recycling, transportation fees –  WTOP
  • Alexandria mayor: City is preparing for Metro shutdown like they would ‘a storm’ – WJLA
  • Feedback Sought On 72-Hour Parking Rule Exemption In Alexandria – Del Ray Patch