ALX in the News: Week of November 25th

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. Over the next few months, we will also feature some of the past Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders of the Year on the blog. 

For our next Business Leader of the Year, we sat down with Lonnie Rich, the 2014 awardee. Check it out today on the blog!



  • Homeless facility in Alexandria gets $300,000 boost from Amazon – Washington Post
  • Amazon outreach led to $300,000 donation for Alexandria shelter – Washington Business Journal
  • Amazon Makes Major Donation To Alexandria’s Homeless Shelter – West End Alexandria
  • Bowser challenges Virginia to match her commitment to build new housing – Washington Business Journal
  • Virginia Tech Innovation Campus: Initial Plans Released – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Virginia Tech Innovation Campus design advances – Alexandria Times
  • Innovation Campus Site Plan Met with Community Support – Virginia Tech
  • Mai Thai in Old Town on the Chopping Block as City Mulls Future of Waterfront Property – ALX Now
  • Abandoned malls are sputtering back to life with megachurches, rooftop pools and homeless shelters – Washington Post
  • Potomac Yard: Before and After, Transforming a suburban strip mall into an Innovation District. – Alexandria Gazette [Page 3]
  • Alexandria housing inventory barely keeping up with population growth – Washington Business Journal
  • Alexandria Gets Rolling on Plan to Create New Impound Lot Across from Port City – ALX Now
  • Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards – NAIOP [Feat. Multi-Family Residential: Award of Merit – The Dalton (High Street Residential, Trammell Crow Co., Clark Construction Group, LLC.; Award of Excellence – Gables Old Town North (Gables Residential, Hord Coplan Macht); Build-to-Suit Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Merit – National Industries for the Blind (DCS DESIGN, MRP Realty, DAVIS Construction)]
  • City council approves Patrick Henry swing space – Alexandria Times
  • Vertical construction to begin soon on $370M Potomac Yard Metro station – Washington Business Journal


  • First big hire at Virginia Tech innovation campus to look beyond traditional student pools – Washington Business Journal
  • Alexandria Celebrates 15 Consecutive Years as a Top Digital City – City of Alexandria
  • Affordable housing hopes abound in Northern Va. as Democrats take power in Richmond – Washington Business Journal
  • City Could Give Water Taxi the Go-Ahead for Early Morning Hours – ALX Now
  • Three Pieces of Public Art Debut at New West End Apartment Complex – ALX Now
  • Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing – Greater Greater Washington
  • The demand for talent is tremendous’ — Virginia boosts investment as push for high-tech degrees gains speed – Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • City of Alexandria Receives Final Joint Permit Application Approval for Construction of Potomac Yard Metrorail Station – City of Alexandria
  • Alexandria Gets Permit Application Approval for Construction of Potomac Yard Metro Station – The Zebra