Economic Development

Washington, DC, is a business-friendly city, offering great opportunities for companies to prosper as well as a competitive market for workers to find secure and good-paying jobs. As an economic hub, the District is home to government-related industry, technological innovation and an expanding knowledge sector.

The District’s unique economic climate has drawn international attention and national accolades, bringing city to the forefront:

  • #1 City for Women in Tech, Forbes 2017
  • #1 Restaurant City, Bon Appetit 2016
  • #1 Coolest City, Forbes 2014
  • #1 Best City for Tech, SmartAsset 2016
  • #1 for Women’s Employment and Earnings, 2016
  • 1st LEED Platinum City in the World

District businesses are the lifeblood of our community and everything we do is dedicated to delivering the capital those businesses value. The DC Chamber’s business retention and expansion initiatives help our members secure access to public and private sector resources they need to succeed.

Economic Intelligence

DMPED is using economic data to drive positive change and build good government for District of Columbia residents. We focus on collecting and compiling information about our city, in particular on D.C.’s economic development priorities that create more pathways to the middle class: jobs, quality affordable housing, and community-focused development.

Want to learn more about the District? Check out the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED) Economic Intelligence Dashboard.

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