SOURCE: Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

City of Alexandria, AEDP, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership,

August 24, 2010 10:57 ET

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) Launches Alexandria Ideal to Promote & Convey the Benefits of Doing Business in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) announces the unveiling of its new branding initiative, Alexandria Ideal, along with its newly designed web site. Alexandria Ideal is an awareness campaign, geared to showcase Alexandria's offering as a city with a unique combination of economic resources, geographic access to Washington, DC and an ideal atmosphere for launching, expanding or relocating a business.

"The new web site offers a comprehensive view of the numerous benefits the City of Alexandria has to offer organizations and businesses such as federal agencies, creative firms, retail merchants and trade associations looking to relocate and grow here," explained Val P. Hawkins, President and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

The new web site, designed by local Alexandria agencies Williams Whittle and New Target, was created to provide informative data and facts, while bringing the City of Alexandria to life through compelling imagery. The site features pictures of commercial properties, streetscapes and lifestyle activities that captures the vibrancy and diversity of Alexandria.

The navigation and search functionality have been enhanced to offer an overall user-friendly experience. Property owners with vacant commercial space are able to post listings online, and potential users can use a custom search tool to view commercial properties by size, classification or type. 

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) leads efforts to grow the tax base, diversify the economy and attract and retain businesses and organizations in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1992, the Partnership joins its collaborators in defining and marketing Alexandria as a creative, diverse, knowledge-based community with a high quality of life. For more information visit

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