News List

The latest news from Washington DC Economic Partnership

WDCEP features Washington, DC data, resources, programs, and events as it relates to its programs that support economic growth in Washington, DC. See the full list of recent updates below.

October 02, 2014

Mayor Launches Second DC China Center in Beijing; Announces New Economic Development Partnership

Last month, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller celebrated the opening of the second DC China Center in Beijing.

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District Passes 100 Million Square Feet of LEED Building Space

Last month, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that the District has surpassed 100 million square feet of space certified as meeting LEED standards — a “green” building program developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998.

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District Rated Third-Most-Sustainable City in the United States

Last month, the District of Columbia received the third-highest rating among the 20 US communities certified under the STAR Community Rating System (STAR).

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District Wins EPA’s Green Power Community Challenge

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership announced last month that the District has won first place in the 4th Annual Green Power Community (GPC) Challenge for having the highest annual green power usage community-wide.

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Explore Doing Business with the Government at Upcoming Entrepreneur Road Map

In the October edition of the WDCEP’s “Entrepreneur Road Map” series, our distinguished panelists will cover the processes, as well as the credentials business owners need to equip themselves with in order to qualify for contracting opportunities in DC.

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

Expert Panel Examines the Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Nonprofit

Last month, the WDCEP’s “Entrepreneur Road Map” zeroed in on nonprofits, and all of the resources available to current and aspiring members of DC’s robust nonprofit community to raise funds, grant opportunities, and creative strategies to take their organization to the next level.

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

Register Now for WDCEP’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Development Showcase!

This year we invite attend our Annual Meeting and Development Showcase to engage with our nation’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and local government officials.

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September 29, 2014

AccelerateDC Launches Boost Your Startup Series with Intellectual Property Panel

Last month, AccelerateDC hosted the first Boost Your Startup event on “How to Protect Your Intellectual Property” at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP).

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Fall Mixer with AccelerateDC Mentors on October 8

AccelerateDC and DC I-Corps are joining together to host a Fall Mixer on Wednesday, October 8th at Civil Cigar Lounge!

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September 22, 2014

Washington, DC Economic Partnership Helps Bring TechBreakfast Downtown

The WDCEP hosted DC TechBreakfast featuring presentations from EventKloud, Kojami, Canvas, Touchdown Space, and Bloompop Flowers.

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Fish & Richardson Host Georgetown Dean Bellamy for Discussion on Intellectual Property

On Tuesday, September 10th Fish & Richardson hosted an Intellectual Property Roundtable featuring Georgetown Dean Everett Bellamy.

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AccelerateDC Boost Your Startup: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

On September 23rd, AccelerateDC will host the first Boost Your Startup Speaker Series on “How to Protect your Intellectual Property” from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.

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NSF Released 150K for Startup Funding

On August 25th the National Science Foundation (NSF) released the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I solicitation.

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September 04, 2014

DCBIA 22ND Annual Community Improvement Day Takes on Greater Challenge for Bigger Community Impact

In a joint decision with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Dwight A. Mosley Sports Complex was selected as the location for the 22nd Annual Community Improvement Day.

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Accelerate DC Explores How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

The WDCEP’s AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service is launching their Boost Your Startup speaker series this month with a panel discussion on how to protect every entrepreneurs’ money maker: Intellectual Property.

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Map of the Month: Recent Hotel Growth in DC

Washington, DC is riding a quiet, yet substantial wave of new hotel development, driven by growth in smaller hotels of around 150-250 hotel rooms.

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September 03, 2014

Interim Deputy Mayor Miller Announces Selection of Team to Develop Parcel at Corner of 8th and O Streets NW

Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller announced on Tuesday the selection of the team of Roadside Development and Dantes Partners to develop 1336 8th St. NW, located at the corner of 8th & O Streets in the Shaw/Convention Center neighborhood in Ward 6.

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Notice of Funding Availability: Small Business Capital Improvement Grants

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of applications for the H Street NE and Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Grants beginning on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014.

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Mayor Gray Leads Delegation to China to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Sister City Relationship with Beijing

Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray will embark on a 10-day trade mission to the People’s Republic of China, where city leaders will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the District’s Sister City Relationship with Beijing.

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DC Government & SBA Representatives Talk DC Business Incentives

Last month, WDCEP’s “Entrepreneur Road Map” series focused on all of the incentives available for business owners seeking to open, relocate or expand to DC.

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

Learn How to Start a Nonprofit at September’s Entrepreneur Road Map

The District of Columbia is home to the largest concentration of non-profits and associations in the United States with over 12,000 non-profit organizations located in the city. If you are a current or aspiring member of DC’s rich nonprofit sector, you do not want to miss this month’s installment of the WDCEP’s Entrepreneur Road Series!

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

WDCEP to Host Strategic Franchising Workshop

Franchising is a powerful business model used by over a million businesses in the U.S. This unique workshop will explore how to create a strategic path towards becoming a franchisee and how to take a business concept through the franchise process.

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DCRA Hosts 2nd Annual Food Industry Forum

Last month, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) hosted its second annual food industry forum, Entrée DC.

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Save the Date! WDCEP’s Annual Meeting & Development Showcase to Be Held on December 9th!

Mark your calendar for the 2014 WDCEP Annual Meeting and Development Showcase, which will be held on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014.

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August 20, 2014

DC Entrepreneurs: AccelerateDC VMS is Here, It’s Growing, and It’s Free

Six months after the first group of ventures were accepted into AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service, the program has quickly become a valuable asset for the DC tech community.

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