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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  
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City Council Meetings, GO Northern Virginia Council Townhalls & More in This Week in
Economic Development


Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

For the Week of November 11 - 17,



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:


Ashley Bayana

Administrative Services Manager

Alexander Cline

Project Assistant


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Event & Client Services Manager


Adrianne Griffith


Marketing & Communications


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Real Estate


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate


Jerry Sanford

Vice President,

Business Development


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff



Calling all ALX Businesses

One thing we love to do is highlight milestone events for Alexandria businesses. If you've hit a certain number of years in business, are planning an open house or a grand opening, received an award, or are celebrating anything else, please let us know so that we can showcase your organization!

This Week: Events & Activities

Plan to spend some time in the Carlyle neighborhood this week for the Carlyle-specific Restaurant Week. Find participating restaurants and their menus on the website. This event is sponsored by the Carlyle Vitality Initiative(Mon. - Fri., 11/11-15, restaurants throughout Carlyle).

City Council will hold their regularly scheduledlegislative meeting.Items of interest include a Joint Worksession with the Planning Commission to discuss (1) North Potomac Yard /Virginia Tech Innovation Campus submissions, and (2) City Council Expectations for Planning Commission Actions, Roles and Advisory Activities and Consideration of a Resolution to Establish FY 2021 Budget Guidance(Tues., 11/12 at 7:00 PM, Council Chamber, City Hall, 301 King St.).

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will hold a Board Meeting(Weds., 11/13 at 8:00 AM).

The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) is hosting an opportunity showcase. Opportunity abounds on Richmond Highway! Learn about new development, redevelopment and business opportunities and economic incentives in this revitalization district. Three panels will discuss regional economic drivers, greater Richmond Highway demographics, and new financial incentives for new development on Richmond Highway.Stephanie Landrum, AEDP President & CEO, will be one of the speakers at the event(Thurs., 11/14 at 7:30 - 10:30 AM, Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd., Registration required).

The City will hold a public meeting focusing on the North Potomac Yard Phase 1 Development(Thurs., 11/14 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, National Industries for the Blind, 3000 Potomac Ave. [second floor meeting room]).

At the City's request, Pentagon officials will hold a community meeting to provide information and answer questions about the Pentagon's plans to screen incoming mail and other deliveries at the Department of Defense's Mark Center Building in Alexandria(Thurs., 11/14 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Road).

The GO Northern Virginia Council invites your input and participation in defining potential GO Virginia projects for funding in 2020. GO Virginia can help fill the gap between High Tech Jobs and the available High Tech Workforce in Northern Virginia through grants for innovative projects.

That's why we are asking you to attend one of three GO Northern VA Town Hall meetings scheduled for November. These 3-hour sessions will provide the GO Northern Virginia Council with new ideas for project development in two specific areas - (1) Accelerating the Development of Growth Companies and (2) Enhancing Technology Transfer and Commercialization from Research Centers and Institutions
*Learn More about GO Virginia - It's Purpose and Available Grant Funds
*Hear About the GO Northern VA Council's Call for Projects
*Share Your Ideas for New Solutions in Northern Virginia
*Meet Others with whom You May Partner on a GO Virginia Project

(Town Hall 1: Fri., 11/15 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, MEC-Fairfax, 4031 University Drive, STE 100, Fairfax, Registration requested

Town Hall 2: Mon., 11/25 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, MEC-Loudoun, 202 Church Street SE, STE 100, Leesburg,Registration requested

Town Hall 3: Tues., 11/26 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Community Business Partnership, 656 Loisdale Court, STE 600, Springfield,Registration requested).

City Council will hold their regularly scheduled Public Hearing. The agenda can be viewed here(Sat., 11/16 at 9:30 AM, Council Chamber, City Hall, 301 King St.).

Upcoming Events

ReFill Happy Hour and Network and other events are programming in the Carlyle Neighborhood, as part of the Carlyle Vitality Initiative. For more information and events, please visit their website.

In the News

Each month, check out "Growing in Alexandria," our AEDP blog series that focuses on businesses around the City.


November found us continuing our brewery theme with Aslin Beer Co. With a new location open in Alexandria's West End, we caught up with how business is going. Check it out today on the blog!



The Return of Concessions and an Abundance of Options: DC Shows Glints of Being Buyer-Friendly- Urban Turf DC

Virginia Tech Unveils First Concept Plan for North Potomac Yard- ALX Now

CAS Riegler co-founder forges new partnership, renames company- Washington Business Journal

Department of Defense Plans to Screen Pentagon Mail in the West End- ALX Now

Curtain raises on plan for Virginia Tech campus, Regal Potomac Yard redevelopment- Washington Business Journal

JBG Smith rolls out revised vision for massive Potomac Yard Shopping Center redevelopment- Washington Business Journal

New Art Deco Influenced Townhouses Planned for Braddock Neighborhood- ALX Now

Decline in Alexandria Housing Supply Could Extend Past Amazon Dip- ALX Now

Eight Million Square Feet of New Development In the Works for Potomac Yard- ALX Now

What's New With the DC Area's Bonkers Real-Estate Scene- Washingtonian

Virginia Tech submits first concept plan to city- Alexandria Times


Amazon academy? Virginia looks to add thousands of new computer science graduates- Washington Business Journal

With Amazon on the Horizon, City Begins Update to Arlandria and Del Ray Plans- ALX Now

Inside Virginia's Bold New Plan to Invest in University-Bred Tech Talent- DC Inno

Governor Northam Announces Plans to Graduate 31,000 in Computer Science, Boosting Tech Talent Pipeline- Office of the Governor of Virginia


Praha Beads and Jewelry Opens in Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

Burke & Herbert's incoming CEO: We will be a force to be reckoned with- Washington Business Journal

Cheesetique Moves, Will Open New Restaurant Thursday- Alexandria Living Magazine

Old Town Alexandria project lands Beard Award-winning chef- Washington Business Journal

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Coming to Old Town Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

Choong Man Chicken Coming to the West End- ALX Now

Entertainment Center Eyes December Opening In Alexandria- Old Town Patch


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