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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.

DC Notable Rankings and Facts

Most Educated City (Census, 2023)
Place to Start a Tech Career (Forbes, 2024)
Top 10
Location for Corporate HQ (Business Facilities, 2023)
Venture Investment in 2023 for DC Companies (Pitchbook, Q3 2023)
Concentration of Cybersecurity Talent (CBRE, 2024)
Most Innovative State (WalletHub, 2024)

Additional Resources

Washington DC Economic

Guide to Incorporation in Washington, DC

WDCEP Services 


International Business

International Assistance

Artificial Intelligence

Meet our Team

Audrey Polk

Vice President of Corporate Attraction
+1 (540) 250-5247

Kathrine VanLiew

Director of Business Attraction
+1 (315) 730-0033

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