Be a part of the leading economic organization in Washington, DC
WDCEP’s purpose and success align with its partners in the city: to facilitate dynamic relationships with non-profit change agents, technology visionaries, artists, real estate entrepreneurs, and global enterprise leaders based on independent thinking and objective insights. WDCEP’s prestigious partners share a common mission to elevate Washington, DC, to enhance and grow its thriving and diverse economic ecosystem, and to create a haven for business, life, and culture.
WDCEP’s Corporate Partners are not merely underwriters of programs or pamphlets, they are active stakeholders in an emerging economy and pioneers in DC’s resurgence. These partnerships include board membership and provide an opportunity for your company to work directly with city and business leaders in Washington, DC.
Each year, WDCEP facilities more than 20 events that market and position Washington, DC for economic development, connecting government agencies, community organizations, and provide an opportunity for industry sectors to network. From DC Biz Chat, our monthly educational seminar for entrepreneurs and small business owners to celebrating Washington, DC’s economic achievements at WDCEP’s Annual Meeting, our partnerships are crafted to ensure your objectives connect with the right audience. Check out our programs.
International Council of Shopping Center Activation
WDCEP leads Washington, DC’s retail attraction effort at the International Council of Shopping Center’s annual RECon conference (Las Vegas), Mid-Atlantic Idea Exchange (Washington, DC) and the New York National Conference (New York, NY). Connect with national retail brands, brokerages, and developers through sponsorship and meeting opportunities.
South by Southwest (SXSW)
WDCEP leads Washington, DC’s activation at SXSW each March for their interactive portion. Representing both DC’s technology and creative sectors, partner with WDCEP to showcase your organization at one of the largest technology conferences in the nation.
Reporting and Publications
From the DC Development Report to the DC Neighborhood Profiles, WDCEP provides economic insights that are relevant, trustworthy, and measurable through its accurate research and relationship with top economic development researchers. Marketing opportunities are available.