Sponsor Spotlight: Verizon
Verizon Communications is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services with a diverse work force of 214,000 in four business units: Domestic Telecom, Verizon Wireless, Information Services and International.
In the District, Verizon employs approximately 900 DC residents and has invested more than $1.5 billion in its network. Verizon provides nearly 300,000 business and residential customers with state-of-the-art voice, data and broadband services. Through the Verizon Foundation they have also invested over $4 million annually in charitable and civic organizations based in the District that focus on literacy, healthcare and domestic violence through the use of technology. Additionally, our employees volunteer thousands of hours each year in neighborhoods across the District to help meet the critical needs some city residents.
Verizon’s investment decisions in the District and nationally are primarily based upon the need and demand for our services and the overall working business climate. Utilizing Washington, DC Economic Partnership publications such as the “Guide to Development in Washington, DC” enables Verizon to more accurately predict and plan for future demand. The Economic Partnership uses publications like its “DC Business Connections Annual Report” to educate District policy makers on how their decisions impact the city and its business community. Armed with the information gathered in their publications, the Economic Partnership is able to retain and attract businesses that have and can contribute to the vibrancy of the city the business community.
Anthony Lewis, President of Verizon Washington DC, notes, “The continued success of Verizon is dependent on a strong workforce, economy and partnership with the city. Sponsorship of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership is a cornerstone of our continued commitment to the city. The Economic Partnership’s ability to revitalize neighborhoods, retain and attract businesses and residents are important components of Verizon’s business strategy.”
Verizon values the relationship it has had with the Washington, DC Economic Sponsorship since its inception in over five years ago, and looks forward to continuing to work with Michael Stevens and his outstanding staff in the future in a partnership to make Washington, DC, the Nation’s Capital, the true center of commerce and make it an even better place to live and work.
To learn more about Verizon’s products and services and its investments in communities across the country and abroad visit their website at www.verizon.com