Washington DC | SelectUSA 2024

Welcome to the epicenter of global influence – Washington, DC. Here, we are a city of innovators, social impact drivers, and global changemakers. Our 670,000 people call Washington, DC home while businesses benefit from a regional population of 6.4 million people. More than 61% of DC residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 35% nationally, contributing to why we’re recognized as the #1 Most Educated City in the U.S.

Washington, DC was the first LEED Platinum city in the world, and is ranked the #1 Park System in the U.S., with 98% of residents living within a 10-minute walk to a park. We’re home to over 24 Michelin starred restaurants (#4 in the U.S.) and the only city in America where you can enjoy 21 free Smithsonian museums.

The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership at the core of economic development in the U.S. capital, Washington, DC. WDCEP supports high-growth technology companies by providing site selection assistance, customized market research and community tours, and navigation of financial resources to support investment into Washington, DC.

Global Soft Landing Program

This comprehensive initiative aims to provide international companies and entrepreneurs with a seamless entry into the nation’s capital, leveraging the city’s unparalleled resources and global influence. Learn more here.

Washington DC: A Global Grand Slam

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

5:30–7:30PM | Nationals Park

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DC Notable Rankings and Facts

#1
Most Educated City (Census, 2023)
#1
Concentration of Cybersecurity Talent (CBRE, 2024)
#1
Place to Start a Tech Career (Forbes, 2024)
$2.25B
Venture Investment in 2023 for DC Companies (Pitchbook, Q3 2023)

Thriving Washington
DC Industries

Washington DC is home to a wide array of flourishing industries, including technology, digital media and communications, consulting and think tanks, research and development, and marketing and design. These fields are thriving thanks to the District’s exceptional talent pool, dynamic business environment, proximity to influential decision makers, and diverse population.

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Additional Resources

International Business
Overview

Guide to Incorporation in Washington, DC

International Assistance
Program

WDCEP Services
Overview

Artificial Intelligence
Overview

Cybersecurity
Overview

FinTech
Overview

DC Neighborhood
Profiles

2023-24 DC Development Report Cover

DC Development
Report

Meet our Team

Audrey Polk

Vice President of Corporate Attraction
apolk@wdcep.com
+1 (540) 250-5247

Kathrine VanLiew

Director of Business Attraction
kvanliew@wdcep.com
+1 (315) 730-0033

Chad Shuskey

Chief Operating Officer
cshuskey@wdcep.com
+1 (202) 661-8674

Sara Adams

Director of Business Attraction and Expansion
sara.adams@dc.gov

Contact our PARTNERS

DC Chamber of Commerce

info@dcchamber.org
+1 (202) 347-7201

Greater Washington Black Chamber of Commerce

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

ddiaz@gwhcc.org
+1 (202) 728-0352

Office Of The Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

sara.adams@dc.gov
+1 (202) 374-6173

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