Your D.C. Industry Advisor and Advocate

The District of Columbia is a global business capital with one of the fastest-growing and most exciting economies in the U.S., and the Washington DC Economic Partnership is at its very core.

A nonprofit, public-private organization, WDCEP works to cultivate the tools, infrastructure, workforce, accessibility and climate needed for your D.C. business to flourish. We are your leading resource for doing business in D.C.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the District of Columbia’s economic and business opportunities, and support business retention, expansion, and attraction activities. Through historical knowledge of the District’s business and economic climate; accurate analytics, data, and research; and community partners and access, WDCEP is the central organization in Washington, DC that connects public and private sectors, neighborhoods, and communities to local, national, and international audiences to advance sustainable, equitable and inclusive economic development.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At the Washington DC Economic Partnership, we promote inclusive growth and economic participation for all businesses and residents. Within our organization, we reflect and showcase the District’s diversity by valuing the unique backgrounds, talents, and viewpoints of our staff, board members, business and community partners. We are committed to creating an environment of belonging and respect, where every individual is given equitable access to opportunities to thrive. In fulfilling our mission, we are dedicated to upholding these values and to fostering an organizational culture that is welcoming to all.

Notable Rankings and Facts


Best U.S. State Economy


Top U.S. Metros with the Highest growth Entrepreneurship Activity


Tech City in America


Smartest City in the World