Alexandria Tax Payments

Are Due by Nov. 15

To avoid a late-payment penalty and interest charges, payments of the second half of the 2004 real estate tax and refuse fee must be received by the City of Alexandria or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than Nov. 15.

Alexandria residents have four options to pay: mail, walk-in, touch-tone phone or the via the Internet.

* Mail check or money order to Treasury Division, City Hall, 301 King St., Room 1510, Alexandria, Va. 22314.

* Pay in person at City Hall. Payments are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, except holiday weekends. Personal checks, money orders and Discover cards are accepted. A service fee of $5 to $48 will be assessed on all Discover card transactions.

* Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit card payments can be made by calling 800-2-PAY-TAX. Enter jurisdiction code 1007 when prompted. A convenience fee applies.

* Credit card payments can also be made on the city's Web site, www.alexandriava.gov. Residents can also pay electronically using eCheck at no additional cost.

For more information, call the Treasury Division at 703-838-4777.

Corporate Executive Board

To Move to Rosslyn

Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) has announced that the Corporate Executive Board, which provides best practices research, decision-support tools and executive education to a membership of corporations and nonprofit institutions, has signed a lease on a 611,000-square-foot office facility to be built in Rosslyn. The project will result in a $227 million investment and about 2,500 new job opportunities with an estimated average annual salary of $70,000, according to the governor's office.

"Corporate Executive Board is a progressive organization with an unparalleled reputation as a superior resource to corporations worldwide," Warner said in a press release. "The company chose Virginia and this great new location in Rosslyn, but it's a win for the entire region because of our skilled and innovative workforce."

Warner and Michael J. Schewel, Virginia's secretary of commerce and trade, had discussions with company officials during the negotiation process. The JBG Cos. will build the facility with an expected occupancy date of first-quarter 2008.

"As a high-growth company, long-term space planning is always a challenge," Jay McGonigle, chairman and CEO of the Corporate Executive Board, said in the statement. "With this project, we have ensured that we have access to adequate growth space, and we are delighted that it allows us to make a long-term commitment to the Washington, D.C. region."

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership prepared the state's proposal and negotiated an incentive package to secure the project. Warner approved a $1 million grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist Arlington County with the project. The company qualifies for a Major Business Facility jobs tax credit. Arlington County also was instrumental in assisting the Corporate Executive Board with its decision.

The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide training assistance for employees through its Workforce Services Program.

"Arlington worked very hard to make this deal happen," Arlington County Board Chairman Barbara A. Favola said in a press release.

"It's a major win for the county, from both a business and a development perspective. The Waterview building is one of the most exciting projects to happen in the Washington, D.C., region in a long time, and firmly solidifies Arlington as the premier place for businesses to locate in the region."