Ideally located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is nationally recognized as one of the best places to live and do business on the east coast. Learn how we can help you start or relocate your business in Alexandria, and access resources for existing businesses and commuters.

Page updated on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Business Resources

The City provides services and resources to help existing businesses expand within the City and promotes recruiting new businesses in Alexandria.


Alexandria offers wide range of job opportunities and services. Work for City government or City Public Schools, find out about an internship opportunity or learn about workforce development and career training options.

Licenses & Permits

Find out whether a permit is required, the type of permit needed, fees involved, and what requirements are necessary for the activity you want to engage in Alexandria.

Real Estate & Taxes

The City collects car and real estate taxes, maintains tax relief programs and assesses property values. Taxes can be paid in a variety of ways including online, by phone and by mail.


Information on how to get to and through the City of Alexandria, including walking, biking, bus, rail, air, ridesharing, and more.