WDCEP.com Redesign Wins 2011 Communicator Award

Economic Development Website Honored Out of Thousands of Entries

Contact: Chad Shuskey
Vice President, Research & Visual Communications
Washington, DC Economic Partnership

June 16, 2011

17th Annual Communicator Awards
Award of Distinction

Washington, DC―The Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) newly redesigned website has won a 2011 Communicator Award from leading international awards program, The Communicator Awards.

WDCEP.com received an Award of Distinction in the Charitable Organization/Nonprofit category for exceeding industry standards in quality and achievement.

“This award signifies the importance of making economic development information easily accessible and usable for website visitors,” Steve Moore, President & CEO, Washington, DC Economic Partnership stated. “We could not be more pleased than to have received recognition for the WDCEP.com redesign, which has helped transform our organization’s online presence into a state of the art resource for business owners, entrepreneurs, elected officials, city planners, developers, retailers, and even tourists.”

The new WDCEP.com was launched in October 2010 and took a new approach to visually represent and communicate economic development in our nation’s capital. The user experience is facilitated by an easier, step-by-step process by which one can become educated on doing business in DC, DC’s neighborhoods, DC’s development pipeline, retail opportunities in DC, and data and demographics.

The WDCEP staff worked with DC-based interactive firm agencyQ (Q) over the course seven months to redevelop, from the ground-up, the WDCEP website around the themes of learn, explore, and interact.  Q was selected to work on the project out of 26 responsive firms.

About WDCEP:

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is your first point of contact for development and business opportunities in the District of Columbia. We partner with all parties, public and private, interested in making DC a great place to do business.

Entrepreneurs and artists, along with budding technology gurus and non-profit visionaries, all come to us for guidance and assistance in mapping out their strategies for success. Whether you plan to start a District-based business, make your existing business more competitive, wish to connect to development and retail opportunities, or simply want to use our research to make better-informed decisions, think of the WDCEP as your economic development resource.

About The Communicator Awards:

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This  year’s  Communicator Awards received  thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit www.communicatorawards.com for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and more information.


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/about.

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