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.

September 03, 2014

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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August 15, 2014

DC Doing Business Guide: 2014/2015 Edition Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2014 Contact: Tiffany Thacker Director, Business Attraction & Marketing Washington,

DC News | Press Releases

August 07, 2014

WDCEP Welcomes Doug Loescher to Board of Directors

The Washington DC Economic Partnership is pleased to announce that Doug Loescher has joined their Board of Directors.

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Coming Soon! WDCEP’s DC Doing Business Guide (2014-2015 Edition)

The WDCEP will be releasing its newest version of the popular DC Doing Business Guide next month, a biennial publication that covers information essential to relocating, starting and expanding your business in DC.

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Panel to Discuss District Offered Financial Incentives at this Month’s Entrepreneur Road Map

August 7th, 2014 The Government of the District of Columbia offers a variety of incentives

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

AccelerateDC Assists Local Entrepreneurs in Transition from Co-Working to New Office Spaces

The People, Place, & Space: Intersection of Location, Workspace & Design for Startups featured experts from JLL, HiRise, The JBG Companies, and Digital DC.

DC News | Accelerate DC

Expert Panel Tackles Liability & the Affordable Care Act at July Entrepreneur Road Map

Last month, at the WDCEP’s July Entrepreneur Road Map event, the panel of experts discussed some of the basics of business insurance, and the changes that many employers may encounter due to the Affordable Care Act.

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

DCRA Prepares for 2014 Entrée DC Food and Drink Forum

Next month, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is hosting its second annual Food Industry Forum, Entrée DC.

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Mayor Gray and Interim Deputy Mayor Miller Unveil District’s New Creative Economy Strategy

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller unveiled last month The Creative Economy Strategy, a sector-driven roadmap that leverages the District’s creative industries in order to generate 10,000 new jobs and expand the city’s tax base within three years.

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Brainstorm DC to Teach Process Improvement at Upcoming Conference

In today’s constantly-changing business environment, only the most agile enterprises stand a chance. At BrainStorm DC, you’ll receive intensive training and workshops covering the real-world skills needed to successfully implement continuous process improvement in any organization.

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Interim Deputy Mayor Miller Announces Respondents to the Request for Proposals to Redevelop St. Elizabeths East

Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller announced last month the receipt of five responses submitted for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first phase of development of the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus in Ward 8.

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Map of the Month: 7-Eleven Expansion in the District

In honor of summer, we’ve chosen to feature the District expansion of 7-Eleven, home of the Slupree.

DC News | Map

July 02, 2014

WDCEP Welcome’s Jeff Miller to Board of Directors

The Washington DC Economic Partnership is pleased to announce that M. Jeffrey Miller has joined their Board of Directors. Miller assumes the position of co-chairman of the WDCEP Board, in his new role as the Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

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WDCEP to Host “People, Place, and Space” Panel

The WDCEP and the Accelerate DC Venture Mentoring Service are hosting a panel discussion and Q&A this month to discuss the intersection of location, workspace and design for startups.

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DCRA Prepares for 2014 Entrée DC Food and Drink Forum

Next month, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is hosting its second annual Food Industry Forum, Entrée DC.

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Panel Weighs in on the Nuts and Bolts of Finding Talent and Labor Laws

Last month, the panel of distinguished speakers at the June edition of the WDCEP’s Entrepreneur Road Map event examined the steps District business owners should take to find talent and understand the labor laws concerning the government of their employees.

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

Councilmember Anita Bonds’ Bill Designates “Good Hope Road” a Retail Priority Area

Last month, Councilmember Anita Bonds (D- At-Large) introduced and passed an amendment to the FY 2015 Budget Support Act 2015, designating Good Hope Road, SE a Retail Priority Area.

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Mayor Gray and DC Office of Cable Television Cut Ribbon on New Brentwood Broadcast Center

Last month, Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined DC Councilmembers, DC Office of Cable Television (OCT) Executive Director Eric E. Richardson and Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon for a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of OCT’s relocation.

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