FYI Alexandria - November 21, 2018

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Alexandria's Official Resident Newsletter • November 21, 2018

Northern Virginia's National Landing Selected for Major New Amazon Headquarters

After working together for the last year in an unprecedented regional partnership, the City of Alexandria and Arlington County announced on November 13 that Amazon will locate a new corporate headquarters and Virginia Tech will build a new Innovation Campus here. “National Landing” is the name pitched to Amazon by economic development officials to describe the Pentagon City and Crystal City areas of Arlington County and the Potomac Yard area of Alexandria.

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Alexandria Again Recognized Among the Nation's Top Digital Cities

Alexandria has been ranked the fourth top digital city of its size in the United States, according to the 2018 Digital Cities Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government. The annual program evaluates city government approaches to information technology, community engagement, policy and operations. This is the 14th consecutive year Alexandria has been ranked in the top 10.

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City Launches Phase Two of Environmental Action Plan

The City recently launched the second phase of its Environmental Action Plan (EAP) 2030 update process. The EAP serves as a comprehensive roadmap for Eco-City Alexandria, the City’s initiative to guide decision-making as Alexandria develops into a thriving, environmentally sustainable community.

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City Recognizes 2018 “Housing Heroes”

This month the Alexandria Office of Housing honored its 2018 “Housing Heroes” during a ceremony at City Hall. The Housing Heroes program was launched in 2017 to recognize significant pro bono professional and corporate contributions to support City housing affordability programs and those they serve in our community.

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Start Your Holidays with a Tree Lighting Ceremony

Light up the holiday season with Alexandria's annual tree lighting. The event will begin with a welcome by the Town Crier and remarks from Mayor Allison Silberberg, followed by a performance by Santa’s Frosty Follies from the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Find out about more upcoming events and resources for a safe holiday season.

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Alexandria Named #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination

Alexandria, Virginia has been named #1 Best Value Travel Destination in the U.S. by Money magazine 2018! Find out what makes Alexandria a must-see destination.

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