Best Places to Live

Alexandria, VA

Population: 149,315
Photo by Flickr user sikeri

Convenient to startups in Alexandria is the Entrepreneurs’ Organization as well as Entrepreneur Center @ Northern Virginia Technology Center, while several successful local fledgling companies such as Infinite Technologies, SNA International and Potomac Riverboat Company got their starts at the Alexandria Small Business Development Center. Alexandria also has one of the 10 Best Downtowns in America 2016.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 5%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 2%