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.

August 07, 2014

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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Experts to Resolve the Intricacies of Business Insurance at July Entrepreneur Road Map Event

July 2, 2014 There are many different types of insurance available to those that operate

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

Map of the Month: Expansion of DC-Incubated Retailers

Our goal this month is to showcase the retailers who chose Washington, DC as the city to locate their first brick-and-mortar store.

DC News | Map

WDCEP Explores Digital DC Tech Opportunity Corridor

Last month, the WDCEP and District Government officials hosted a DC Space Finding Tour of Georgia Avenue and neighborhoods of Ward 4. The tour prominently featured Digital DC’s recently announced tech startup incentives for the Digital DC Tech Opportunity Corridor.

DC News | DC Space Finding Tour

June 04, 2014

Mayor Gray and Deputy Mayor Hoskins Announce Start of Application Process for Digital DC Tech Fund

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, officials from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and DC Innovates today announced the opening of the application process for the Digital DC Tech Fund (DDCTF), a catalytic fund and customized mentorship program dedicated to promoting the success of early and growth stage technology ventures in the District.

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WDCEP to Examine Labor Laws and the Search for Talent in June Entrepreneur Road Map Event

The June edition of the WDCEP Entrepreneur Road Map series will cover the resources available to entrepreneurs from the local government as well as tips and advice from local business owners who are seeking talent and navigating the complexities of labor laws.

DC News | Entrepreneur Road Map

DC Delegation Executes 16th Successful Trade Mission to ICSC RECon

Last month, Mayor Vincent Gray, council members, city officials and community partners joined the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) RECon convention in Las Vegas – the largest retail industry convention in the world.

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Mayor Gray announces Awardees for Great Streets Grants

Last month, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor L. Hoskins announced the second round of FY2014 awards for the Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Grants.

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Mayor Gray Announces Completion of Soccer Stadium Deal

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced last month that the District has reached final business terms with Major League Soccer’s DC United for a new 20-25,000-seat stadium in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington, DC. The legislation was delivered to the DC Council for approval.

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Find your Startup’s Product Market Fit with DSLBD and DC I-Corps

Join DC I-Corp and the Department of Small and Local Business Development to learn how to find the product/market fit for your business. Taught by the teaching team of DC I-Corps, this session will describe how to reach into your customer base to map: market segments, buyer preferences, key decision makers and value propositions.

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Mayor Gray Appoints M. Jeffrey Miller as Interim Deputy Mayor For Planning and Economic Development

This week, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that he has appointed M. Jeffrey Miller as the Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Miller has served as the District’s Director of Real Estate for the last three years. He replaces Victor L. Hoskins, who will leave June 13 to become Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George’s County, Md.

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Deputy Mayor Hoskins Announces Short-list of Respondents Competing to Redevelop 8th and O NW

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor L. Hoskins announced this week that the District of Columbia, through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), has selected a short-list of four respondent teams to the Request for Proposals for the development of a District-owned parcel at the intersection of 8th and O Streets NW in Ward 6.

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