Industries

Alexandria, Virginia is a prime location within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to locate a headquarters or other business operation.

Companies located in Alexandria have easy access to worldwide markets through Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International airports.  Additionally, there are four WMATA subway stations (Blue and Yellow lines) in Alexandria with a fifth station (Potomac Yard) under construction.

Alexandria also has access to a highly talented and well-educated workforce. The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is currently under construction at the National Landing/Potomac Yard portion of Alexandria, which will help to keep the pipeline of technology employees full.

Alexandria’s quality of life is nationally recognized for its award-winning restaurants and eclectic shopping, as well as its ideal mixture of locally owned establishments and national brands. The city’s diverse population benefits from a wealth of recreational, educational, and cultural amenities, as well as a vibrant arts scene that is unmatched in the region. 

Key industries

Alexandria’s key industries create a business ecosystem that encourages collaboration and business growth.

Professional Services

Alexandria has a robust professional services industry sector with companies that are continually recognized for their growth. These companies serve clients regionally, nationally and globally.

IT & Cybersecurity

Alexandria’s IT & Cybersecurity companies are part of an ecosystem of technology that includes risk assessment audits, cyber defense, implementation and product innovation.

Nonprofits & Associations

Alexandria’s nonprofits and associations have a broad impact nationally and internationally.  The industry sector is one of the city’s largest ecosystems where organizations, like those listed below, have thrived for decades.

Federal Government

The Federal Government and the contractors that support them are an essential element of the business community in Alexandria. These agencies contribute to everything from the nation’s defense to cutting-edge science and technology.

Headquarters

The talented workforce, abundant quality of life and transit-oriented development real estate sites make Alexandria, Virginia an ideal location for corporate, nonprofit and association headquarters.