DC Doing Business Guide

The Washington, DC Doing Business Guide is intended to cover essential information needed to start, grow, or expand a business in DC. Whether you are an entrepreneur looking for guidance on starting a business in DC, have an existing business that you are looking to relocate to DC, or are expanding an existing business, you can use this guide as a primary resource to operate in the District.





Largest metro region in the U.S.(Washington, D.C. area)


City for public transportation, based on quality, efficiency and availability metrics

(Washington D.C)

SmartAsset, 2016

The District has the most LEED-certified space per resident, with 11 million-plus sq. ft. of certified space (U.S. Green Building Council, 2015).

Washington, D.C. CRE investment reached $6.2 billion between September 2017 and September 2018.

Washington DC Doing Business Guide

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Prayas Neupane

Director, Business Retention & Expansion