2014 Alexandria Business Competitiveness Summit & Expo

  • November 03, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Westin Alexandria 400 Courthouse Square
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The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, will gather business and community leaders together to discuss the state of business in Alexandria and how the community can unleash the future economic power of Alexandria’s business sector. The 1st Annual Alexandria Business Competitiveness Summit 2014 will address current challenges facing both business and government leaders. The Summit will discuss how these groups, along with the broader Alexandria community, can come together to ensure Alexandria remains competitive in attracting and retaining business.

Unique to this Summit will be a special Business Resolution Center that will bring together various City of Alexandria departments in one location to address any ongoing issues or concerns of Alexandria’s business community. If an Alexandria business owner has a question or concern they would like to raise with the city, representatives from a variety of city departments will be available to address those issues on site and to schedule future meetings to resolve any matters raised. For example, questions on planning and zoning issues, permitting, licenses, taxes, code administration, transportation, etc. may be raised at the Business Resolution Center and immediate action will be taken to resolve the matter in question. 

This will be a great opportunity for business owners to not only discuss current challenges but also address any changes they are considering in the future.

City Departments Represented: 

  • Finance – Taxation 
  • Planning & Zoning 
  • Transportation & Environmental Studies (T&ES)
  • Code Administration 

The Alexandria Business Competitiveness Summit 2014 will be the premier business leadership summit in Alexandria and an opportunity for anyone interested in Alexandria’s business future to attend. In addition to a variety of timely panels on attracting business to Alexandria, including the development forecast for residential and commercial development in the city and visioning Alexandria in 2035, the Alexandria Chamber will roll out its 2015 Legislative Agenda and will highlight the issues driving the Chamber for the next year. 

Topics covered:

  • The State of Alexandria Business 2014 
  • Expanding Science & Technology Business in Alexandria
  • Attracting business to Alexandria
  • Development forecast for residential and commercial development 
  • Envisioning Alexandria in 2035 
  • Small Business and Virginia's Future

*More detailed information on the panels will be released as it becomes available.

For questions on the program please contact Maria Ciarrocchi mciarrocchi@alexchamber.com

For sponsorship information please contact Shari Simmans-Bolouri sbolouri@alexchamber.com

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