Washington DC Economic Partnership Heads to ICSC RECon 2017 for 17th year

May 1, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) today announces its plans to attend the annual global real estate convention – the International Council of Shopping Centers Conference (RECon), taking place May 21 to 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for over 35,000 retail real estate professionals from around the world.

This year marks 17 years WDCEP has had a presence at the global convention representing Washington, DC for retail attraction. The District government and WDCEP’s presence at ICSC RECon, have led to deals that landed many popular retailers and restaurants into the District of Columbia. Some key retail successes due to WDCEP’s ICSC RECon efforts include Apple, Costco, H&M, Harris Teeter, Nike, and Nordstrom Rack.

This year, WDCEP and the District government will focus their efforts on promoting retail opportunities throughout the District, with a key focus in emerging neighborhoods, with meetings scheduled with nearly 50 retailers including restaurants, grocery stores, clothiers, specialty stores, and national retailers. The Washington, DC retail market has been consistently viewed as one of the top retail markets in the U.S.

“Each year, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership has led the efforts to represent Washington, DC at ICSC to ensure the livability and economic growth of the city. Since we began attending ICSC, DC is now home to nearly three dozen grocery stores. Our impact and efforts will result in $86.3 million in annual sales tax revenue by 2018,” says Keith J. Sellars, President & CEO. “We are very proud of how our organization continues to help bring jobs and revenue to the city.”

WDCEP will kick off Washington, D.C.’s presence at ICSC RECon with The District Reception on Sunday, May 21, from 7-9PM, at the SLS Hotel Las Vegas. Mayor Muriel Bowser will be attending the event. Media is encouraged to attend and may RSVP to Emily Rasowsky at erasowsky@wdcep.com for VIP access.

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About Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)

The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a non-profit, public-private organization whose core purpose is to actively position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in Washington, DC. WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities, including site location assistance, educational seminars and workshops, and networking events geared towards building jobs and increased tax revenues for the city of Washington, DC. WDCEP is a key resource for Washington, DC economic development information and publishes several reports throughout the year, including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide and Neighborhood Profiles. For additional information, please visit www.wdcep.com.

Media Contact

Emily Rasowsky
Director of Marketing & Communications
(202) 661-8679  | erasowsky@wdcep.com