Research Analyst

The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), a nonprofit, public-private partnership that focuses on facilitating economic development on behalf of the District of Columbia has an opening for a full-time Research Analyst.

Company Description

WDCEP, through its business attraction and expansion programs, promotes DC nationally and internationally to attract businesses and support local entrepreneurs. WDCEP’s research plays a vital role in helping the public and private sectors make informed investment decisions. In addition, the Research Analyst will have an opportunity to work with the corporate attraction and marketing teams on various projects.

Role Description

An ideal candidate is detailed-orientated and exhibits excellent communication (written & verbal), organizational, andproject management skills. The Research Analyst is expected to be a leading resource and “knowledge broker” for DC’s development and business climate. This position offers the opportunity to understand the city at a macro- and micro-level and develop relationships with both the public and private sectors.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide custom research & analysis to business prospects, investors, and real estate brokers
  • Oversee data & content collection and production of The DC Development Report and DC Neighborhood Profiles (
  • Research and provide analysis on key industry sectors to support business attraction & expansion efforts
  • Produce reports focused on targeted industry clusters
  • Oversee data & content collection and production of a quarterly newsletter, targeting business prospects.
  • Visualize WDCEP data in various geospatial and mapping applications
  • Create & update WDCEP’s economic development maps (
  • Maintain WDCEP’s real estate development database, used to produce the annual DC Development Report.
  • Track various economic indicators such as business openings & closings, business rankings, top local employers, major business expansions.
  • Collect neighborhood-level demographic and business-related data to understand trends and provide insights for business expansion opportunities
  • Consolidate & maintain information from Census, ACS, DC State Data Center, DC Office of Research & Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, amongst other data sources
  • Support economic development neighborhood tours
  • Participate in the preparation and/or attend various conferences (e.g. ICSC)
  • General research and support for the organization

The Research Analyst will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Programs.

Required Skills

Analytics, GIS (preferably Esri), Salesforce, Microsoft Office, public speaking

Required Qualifications

Relevant experience and/or undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (preferred degree focus in economics, business, urban and regional planning, or data analysis).

Ideal Qualifications Include

Located in the DC area, preferably within the District, or willingness to relocate without a stipend.


$60,000–$65,000 (depending on qualifications) + benefits (e.g. health, dental, 401k, life, gym membership)

Start Date


To apply: please email your cover letter and resume to

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.