Why Washington, DC


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Washington, DC is much more than the Nation’s capital – a resilient epicenter for business and innovation that spans from front doors to new frontiers. Makers to moguls, more people and companies are doing business in the District across industries including technology, real estate, retail, and education.

More than a political and tourism center, the District knows how to get down to business. Entrepreneurial innovators have unrivaled access to top-notch transportation and technology networks, a world-class workforce, booming real estate market, and livability with undeniable appeal. DC’s economy – ranked the best among all U.S. states – challenges the status quo, and ingenuity comes with inclusion.

Notable Rankings and Facts


Best U.S. State Economy


Top U.S. Metros with the Highest growth Entrepreneurship Activity


Tech City in America


Top-20 Metro Areas to Start a Business in America


Smartest City in the World

Explore Further

Take a deeper dive into DC’s details, from the city’s distinct, historic, neighborhoods to world-class talent, resilient infrastructure and more opportunities that offer new and expanding businesses a superior place in which to operate.