The city’s tax and regulatory climate encourages businesses to locate in Alexandria, most notably our low commercial real estate tax rates. Alexandria offers rapid review processing for tenant build-out and is committed to providing the most accelerated development review process in the region.

AEDP works with businesses and organizations to review state and local taxes and discuss incentive programs.

In order to provide the comprehensive range of municipal services available in Alexandria, the city may tax real estate, personal property, cigarettes, hotel and motel rooms, restaurant meals, business gross receipts, utilities, admissions, and sales.
The City of Alexandria is committed to maintaining competitive tax rates and comparable business operating costs compared with localities in the region.
The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Alexandria provides financing assistance to qualified businesses and organizations wishing to make an investment within the City of Alexandria.
Virginia works enthusiastically with new and expanding Virginia employers that create a higher standard of living for Virginians, enhance the local and state economies, and increase revenues to state and local governments. Incentives are Virginia’s investment in its economic future and a business decision for both the Commonwealth and the compa...
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