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Bike to Work Day, City Meetings & More in This Week in Economic Development

Monday, May 13, 2019  
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Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week of May 13 - 19,



If you have questions about this weekly update, or would like to learn more about economic development opportunities in Alexandria, please contact the AEDP staff:


Alexander Cline

Project Assistant


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Event & Client Services Manager


Adrianne Griffith

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff



This Week: Events & Activities

Visit Alexandria will hold their regularly scheduled Board of Governors meeting (Mon. 5/13 at 5:00 - 6:30 PM, 625 N. Washington, Suite 400).

The City Council will hold their regularly scheduled legislative meeting. Items of interest includea presentation by the Executive Director of the Washington Area Council of Governments Executive Director Chuck Bean, Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance to Provide a Performance Based Partial Real Estate Tax Abatement to Induce Economic Development at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue and updates on the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project and the WMATA Summer Platform Improvement Project(Tues. 5/14 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

The Park and Recreation Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting. Items of interest include information and updates on the Eisenhower East Small Area Plan Open Space(Thurs. 5/16 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe St.).

May 17th is National Bike to Work Day. The City of Alexandria encourages the community to participate- it is free and open to all, but registration is required and the first 20,000 registered cyclists will receive a t-shirt and raffle entry. There are five Alexandria "pit stops;" the City-sponsored pit stop at Market Square will feature giveaways, free refreshments, a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors, and a DASH bus that cyclists can use to practice loading and unloading their bikes(Fri. 5/17, all day; begins at Market Square, 301 King St., Registration required).

Join the Alexandria Small Business Development Centerfor a workshop on "Federal Business Development- A Focus on Identifying & Developing Clients."This workshop is designed for small service firms that have little or no Federal business, but want to obtain Federal business or grow their existing Federal business over the next several years(Fri. 5/17 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, AEDP/SBDC Boardroom, 625 N. Washington St., Suite 400,Registration requested).

City Council will also hold their regularly scheduled public hearing. Items of interest includeSpecial Use Permits (SUPs) for Get Air Alexandria at 340 South Pickett Street and for Silver Diner at 4610 King Street, Unit A3, consideration of the FY 2020 Long Range Planning Interdepartmental Work Program and a rezoning for 5001 Eisenhower Avenue (Victory Center) to allow for residential development on the eastern portion of the property(Sat., 5/18 at 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

The Carlyle Vitality Initiative is holding another Bootcamp session of their Carlyle Fitness Series. Concurrently, they will also be showcasing the Carlyle Health and Wellness Expo, which will bepacked with wellness and fitness vendors, field games, live DJ, dancing, cooking/nutrition classes and more!Bootcamp is from 10-11AM, and the Expo runs from 10AM - 2PM(Sat., 5/18 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St.;).

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Carlyle Vitality


AEDP is happy to be part of the Carlyle Vitality Initiative, whose aim is to contribute to the vitality and quality of life for those working, living and visiting Carlyle by making physical and experiential improvements to the neighborhood.

Follow the Carlyle Community Council on social media to keep up with future events:




In the News

Each month, check out "Growing in Alexandria," our 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!



'Failing communities never have parking problems': A suburb's new waterfront begins to take shape- Washington Post

Old Dominion Boat Club Proposes New Piers, Dock, Wharf- Alexandria Living Magazine

JBG Smith raises more than $78M for its affordable housing initiative- Washington Business Journal

JBG Smith's Workforce Housing Fund Lands $78M Investment From Big Banks, Developers- Bisnow


D.C. region's House members renew bid to double federal subsidy to Metro-Washington Post

Amazon has praised the D.C.-area workforce. But there's a lot of work still to do.- Washington Business Journal

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike - Alexandria Times

As shutdown looms on Blue and Yellow lines, Metro confronts 'Braddock hump'- Washington Post


Lost Boy Cider finds a home in Alexandria- Alexandria Times

$2 Billion Private Wealth Advisory Firm Moves to Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

These venture capital investors are looking for local opportunities in the wake of HQ2- Washington Business Journal

The Motley Fool is expanding rapidly. That means a hiring spree - its biggest in decades.- Washington Business Journal

Couple Opens RockDeep, RDevine Store Near Alexandria Waterfront- Old Town Patch

Indoor Trampoline Park Seeks To Open In Alexandria- Del Ray Patch

Spring In Your Step: 'Get Air' Trampoline Amusement Park Under Review in Alexandria- The Zebra

Aslin Beer Shoots for June Opening in Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

Silver Diner Proposal Advances To City Council In Alexandria- Old Town Patch

School of Rock brings the noise to Alexandria- Alexandria Times

Spring Brings New Restaurants to Alexandria- Alexandria Gazette[Page 18]

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