A rendering of the National Science Foundation headquarters building on Eisenhower Avenue.
The National Science Foundation is set to move into its new headquarters building on Eisenhower Avenue later this year, but is Alexandria prepared for the impact the NSF will having on the community? That is one of the questions Agenda:Alexandria will ask at its April 24 forum meeting.
Brian Stone, NSF chief of staff, will be one of the featured panelists at the meeting. He will be joined by Frank Cole, president of the Eisenhower Avenue Public-Private Partnership, and Stephanie Landrum, CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.
The panel will address what the NSF will need from the city to succeed, what tax breaks were given to attract the NSF to the city, and whether or not having both the NSF and USPTO located in Alexandria will provide an edge in attracting other science and technology related businesses to the community.
Also up for discussion will be the NSF impact on the Carlyle area in particular.
Agenda:Alexandria will take place April 24 at The Hermitage, 500 Fairbanks Avenue. Cash bar reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. (fee applies). Program only with dessert at 7:15 p.m. is free to members; $5 for nonmembers. Reservations and cancellations required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or more information or visit www.agendaalexandria.com. — Jeanne Theismann