2009 Neighborhood Profiles Released
Contact: Chad Shuskey
Senior Director, Research & Visual Communications
February 20, 2009
Washington, D.C.—The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) released 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.
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 challenge for expanding DC based businesses or new ventures trying to enter the DC market is getting current market data,” says Chad Shuskey of the Washington DC Economic Partnership, “our submarket information is current and very useful to business decision makers.”
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, on-line at www.wdcep.com and 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 funded by a grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development. For more information on their programs and services please go to www.dcbiz.dc.gov.
The WDCEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public/private partnership dedicated to promoting business opportunities throughout DC and contributing to business retention and attraction activities. For more information visit www.wdcep.com.