Archives: ‘Business’

Cornering Old Town’s Asian Food Market

December 23rd, 2009 | [From: Business]

Old Town loves its Asian food. With the opening of Red Curry in October, competition has increased for Mai Thai, Thai Old Town, Red Mei, Bumblefish Sushi, Sushi Ichiban and Momo Sushi, Flying Fish and Asian Bistro. Red Curry, located at 100 King Street, serves Pan Asian, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian and vegetarian fare.

Snowstorm Wipes Out Profits

December 22nd, 2009 | [From: Business, Other News]

The snowstorm is gone but not forgotten. For Alexandria retailers, the weekend before Christmas is an important time to make up for a difficult year. But starting last Friday evening, the worst snowstorm in years descended on the region. On Saturday morning, unplowed roads kept many indoors and people were advised by public transportation officials to stay home unless there was a dire family emergency.

Vice President Biden Announces Support For Up To $5 Billion To Accelerate Job Growth In Clean Energy Manufacturing

December 16th, 2009 | [From: Business]

At a Middle Class Task Force meeting today which focused on manufacturing, Vice President Biden announced the Administration’s support for up to $5 billion in additional funding for a successful Recovery Act program that will accelerate job growth in Clean Energy Manufacturing. This increase would more than triple the funding of the Recovery Act’s Section 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.

Kaine Announces New Innovation And Entrepreneurship Investment Authority And Board Of Directors

December 10th, 2009 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Today, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine announced the formation of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA). Governor Kaine also announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors to the IEIA.

Remarks By The President On Job Creation And Economic Growth

December 8th, 2009 | [From: Business]

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, Strobe, for your extraordinary leadership here at Brookings, and thanks to all of you in attendance.

Almost exactly one year ago, on a frigid winter’s day, I met with my new economic team at the headquarters of my presidential transition offices in Chicago. And over the course of four hours, my advisors presented an analysis of where the economy at that time stood, accompanied by a chilling set of charts and graphs, predicting where we might end up. It was an unforgettable series of presentations.

Administration Officials, Current And Former Elected Leaders Discuss Clean Energy Economy Goals At Forum In Virginia

December 7th, 2009 | [From: Business]

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewables Cathy Zoi joined Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, and former U.S. Senator John Warner in Arlington at a Clean Energy Economy Forum with a diverse group of local and regional stakeholders and students.

The Employment Situation, November 2009

December 4th, 2009 | [From: Business, Other News]

The unemployment rate edged down to 10.0 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment was unchanged, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In last three months, payroll job losses had averaged 135,000 a month. In November, employment fell in construction, manufacturing, and information, while temporary help services and healthcare added jobs.

Black Friday Verdict: As Expected, Number of Shoppers Up, Average Spending Down

November 30th, 2009 | [From: Business]

Black Friday donned cold and cloudy in Alexandria but that did not deter holiday bargain hunters. By 5:00 a.m., when Best Buy at Potomac Yard opened, the line stretched 700 feet. At Target, there were lines of customers waiting for the store to open as well, but those lines were not as long as they were last year, according to a store manager. By mid-morning, however, the early crowds were gone leaving shoppers to walk comfortably around both stores. There were also parking spaces available in the lot.

Governor Kaine Honors State Agencies For Promoting Small, Women And Minority Businesses In Virginia

November 16th, 2009 | [From: Business]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today honored Virginia state agencies for their exemplary work to increase procurement opportunities for Small, Women and Minority businesses in the Commonwealth.

Governor Kaine Marks Significant Milestone For Business One Stop

November 9th, 2009 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that Virginia’s Business One Stop, an online tool for entrepreneurs, has been utilized by more than 15,000 entrepreneurs to aid their business operations and create jobs. The Business One Stop is an on-going project through the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and began in May 2008 to consolidate business licensing, registration and permitting into one a single user-friendly online system.