The Washington, DC metro area is a national force in research and development, driving impactful innovation and developing cutting-edge research across the life sciences, engineering, and data science sectors. Companies and institutions in the Washington, DC and Baltimore mega region received more than $1.6 billion in funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2021.
Data Science & Analytics
Environmental, Scientific & Technical Consulting
Life Sciences & Biotechnology
Torti Gallas + Partners relocated the company’s headquarters from Silver Spring, MD to Washington, DC in 2021. The office is located in the historic U St corridor. This relocation has increased walkability for employees resulting in a reduction of the company’s carbon footprint.
The Atlantic made a notable investment in its new headquarters at Hoffman and Associates award winning neighborhood at the Wharf. The Atlantic is a 165-year old publication with a total circulation of more than 833,000, covering topics such as news, politics, culture, technology, and health through its flagship magazine, podcasts, and videos.
Politico: Founded in the Washington, DC metro area in 2007, the politics & policy- focused media company was acquired by Axel Springer for $1 billion in 2021.
Gensler: In 2023, the largest architecture firm in Washington, DC expanded their K Street office of 400+ employees by 11,000 square feet.
Axios Media: Founded in the Washington, DC metro area in 2016, the digital media news company was acquired by Cox Enterprises for $525 million in 2022.
more Computer and Information Research Scientists than the U.S. average.
1.00 = US Average
Creative Open Space and Modernization (COSM)
DC Department of Employment Services
DMPED and WDCEP
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is the District government agency that designs and implements strategies to encourage companies to choose, stay, and grow in DC. Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership that leads business attraction efforts for DC. DMPED and WDCEP collaborate to advance the Mayor’s economic development strategy, with the primary focus of creating and retaining jobs to further drive sustainable, economic inclusion for the District of Columbia.