Why Alexandria

Thrive in Alexandria

Alexandria is home to two nationally recognized main streets – complete with maker spaces, small businesses, and farmer’s markets, the city offers resources and opportunities for local independent business owners to thrive. There are housing option to fit anyone’s lifestyle.

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22

Fortune 1000 companies call Northern Virginia home.

22M+

square feed of Office Space

#1

Best city for entrepreneurs

#4

Top digital cities in the US

70%

of the world’s internet traffic comes through NOVA

Our Infrastructure is Built for Business

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second-largest heavy rail transit system and the sixth-largest bus network in the U.S. Alexandria is connected, with four current Metro stations, 25 bus lines, water taxis, bike shares, and you can be at Washington Reagan National Airport in less than ten minutes.

Anything But Business as Usual

Virginia ranks No. 1 for the best regulatory environment in the Forbes 2018 Best States for Business rankings. Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an established one, Alexandria has what you need to thrive. 

36%

of businesses in Alexandria are women-owned.

3

convenient airports servicing national and international travelers

4.5

miles from Alexandria to Ronald Reagan National Airport

556

daily domestic departures from Ronald Reagan National Airport

Diversity Thrives Here

African American professionals are five times more likely to work in the tech sector here in Northern Virginia than in Silicon Valley. Alexandria’s residents come from all walks of life, which makes our strong workforce more agile, flexible, and creative.

39%

of businesses in Alexandria are owned by people of color