Expand your Business to DC

Multinational corporations, scaling enterprises and small businesses have all found success in DC.

DC is home to some of the world’s most successful companies such as Yelp, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton and AOL.

It’s not just large companies that succeed in DC, as a top 10 global city for female entrepreneurs and the #2 local for america’s fastest-growing private companies, the District is a top location for small and medium sized businesses. Industry leaders of all size flock to DC not only for the global influence and highly educated, diverse population but also the thriving local culture.

Quick Facts

DC currently ranks as having the second strongest local economy in the country

– Business Insider

#1 city for women in tech

Fast Company

#1 city for women’s employment and earnings

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

70+ co-working spaces

DC’s flexible office market has grown by over 50% since 2015, with over 70 co-working spaces


DC is a top 5 best city to live in the U.S.

– U.S. News and World Report

How WDCEP Can Help

WDCEP has the knowledge and connections to serve as a liaison in nearly every sector; with a deep understanding of the commercial real estate market, financing & incentive programs, custom industry data, and tools to promote DC as a business destination; we help businesses grow.

Our team of DC experts can help you connect with the right people, find the right space, and provide data and research on DC’s business sectors.

Site location assistance

Site location assistance Neighborhood Profiles Guide: Facts, figures and a look at current business in DC’s 54 commercial corridors Sit down with our team for free one-on-one site assistance consultations. We’re not brokers, we’re third party support to help you navigate setting up shop in DC.

Navigating Expansion in DC

Our Doing Business in DC Guide: All the DC business resources you could Google, in one place.

Looking for something a little more personalized? Our team of experts can help get you where you need to go.

Finding top talent

WDCEP’s Pathways Program is an initiative to build an inclusive workforce in DC. We train under or unemployed residents in DC in website development, provide resources, and help them get hired.  More resources to help you find the best talent for your company:

Industry guides

DC’s diverse industries mean any type of business can thrive in DC. Explore our industry profiles with information on DC’s various sectors:

Learn more about DC’s industries.

Dive deeper with WDCEP’s individual toolkits that breakdown resources and provide executable information to expand your business:

Leads the #WeDC campaign, the most successful digital campaign at SXSW for two years running

Runs DC’s presence at ICSC RECon, retail’s leading conference which brings together 30,000+ leaders in the industry

Regularly convenes public and private DC business leaders across sectors

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