Business Resources

Alexandria is fully committed to supporting businesses, promoting sustainable development, and fostering an environment that is vibrant, creative, and innovative. A thriving business climate is an important part of the overall growth and prosperity of Alexandria, and the city provides many resources to promote commerce.

How AEDP Can Help: Our staff can assist prospective and existing business owners in finding resources and services to start up, locate, develop, and grow. Our staff can provide guidance on using a variety of federal, state, and private-sector programs, as well as navigating business licensing and registration requirements for the City of Alexandria. In addition, our staff provides direct assistance to help find available space or sites to start, locate, or expand your business. For more information on AEDP’s services, click here.

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a community resource that provides counseling, training, and information in all aspects of small business management. The Alexandria SBDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization hosted by AEDP and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the City...
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a council-manager form of government. The elected mayor and city council appoint the city manager who, as the chief executive officer, is responsible for overseeing a budget of more than $580 million and a workforce of more than 2,500 employees...
AEDP collaborates with various local and regional organizations in its efforts to facilitate an engaged and thriving community. Visit this page to learn more about local business associations, our Partners for Economic Growth, and other related organizations.
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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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