2009 Neighborhood Profiles To Be Released
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) will release its 2009 Neighborhood Profiles at the Mid-Atlantic ICSC conference in Washington, DC. This year the WDCEP produced 38 neighborhood profiles, offering businesses an overview of DC’s neighborhoods and commercial corridors.
With the landscape of the District of Columbia changing at an unprecedented pace the challenge for many businesses trying to enter the market or expand their existing operations is getting timely and quality information. National and regional retailers who may rely purely on national level data to make their decisions may not fully understand how DC has and continues to grow. At the same time local retailers who do not have a research department or even a broker struggle to find time to look for new opportunities. The 2009 Neighborhood Profiles allow national, regional and local retailers to quickly and accurately learn how DC and its neighborhoods are changing and what opportunities exist now and in the future.
The WDCEP collaborated with more than 20 different DC Government agencies and neighborhood community development organizations, including DC’s Main Streets program, Great Streets Initiative and the New Communities Initiative to produce these profiles. Each profile includes a description of the neighborhood, demographic information, a map of the area, neighborhood highlights and contact information for business opportunities.
Copies of the profiles can be found at the WDCEP’s office as well as several partner organizations throughout DC. The Neighborhood Profiles are a central part of the WDCEP’s retail recruitment effort, which has helped to attract national and local retailers to DC. The WDCEP first produced the Neighborhood Profiles in 2001, focusing on 13 neighborhoods.
The 2009 Neighborhood Profiles were partially funded by a grant from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development. For more information on their programs and services please go to http://www.dslbd.dc.gov/olbd/site/default.asp.