DMPED, WDCEP Launches Digital DC Campaign
March 19, 2014
On March 5, the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) in partnership with the Washington, DC Economic Partnership launched “Digital DC,” a marketing and branding campaign and economic development initiative to promote Washington, D.C. as the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy.
“The launch of Digital DC is a testament to the growth, success and maturity of DC’s startup ecosystem,” said Keith Sellars, President and CEO of Washington, DC Economic Development Partnership. “Through these initial facets of the initiative, Digital DC will proudly support and promote this vibrant and unique community of local and international innovation-based businesses that are thriving in the District.”
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the world for technology companies and venture capital investment, Digital District represents and supports the vibrant, dedicated, and unique community of local and international tech and innovation-based businesses that are thriving in the District. The Digital DC initiative will highlight the growing number of District-based tech companies, provide the best resources to cultivate digital companies relocating and developing in the District, and supply job and training opportunities.
Mayor Vincent Gray announced several Digital DC initiatives at the launch event, including the Digital DC Tech Venture Fund (DDTVF), an entrepreneurial induction program designed to provide training, access to networks, capital, and resources for early-stage tech entrepreneurs in the District. The $1 million fund will provide funding to companies that locate within the boundaries of a new “tech corridor” that runs along 7th Street NW from the DC convention center to the former Walter Reed Medical Center on Georgia Avenue.
The full Digital DC website will be launched in the coming weeks. To learn more, visit www.digitaldc.co.