State of Business Reports

About The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce

The DC Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital. It advocates on behalf of businesses and entrepreneurs and provides services to improve the business climate and attract new companies to the District of Columbia. As a leading advocate for economic growth, the DC Chamber reflects the diversity and prosperity of the District’s robust business community, from tech startups to Fortune 500 corporations.


Washington, DC, is a flourishing and diverse global city. Its leadership—including Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Council of the District of Columbia, and the DC Chamber of Commerce under the stewardship of President & CEO Angela Franco—are the catalysts for the production of the State of Business Reports. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, under the leadership of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Sybongile Cook, Director of Business Development and Strategy, provided financial support for the production of these reports. Our thanks to Ted Eytan, Kelly bell photography, and Aimee Custis for use of their photos throughout the reports. 2022 report layout by Aimee Custis.

About These Reports

These reports were prepared and produced by the D.C. Policy Center for the DC Chamber of Commerce. The D.C. Policy Center is an independent nonprofit think tank committed to advancing policies for a strong and vibrant economy in the District of Columbia. The views expressed in these reports should not be attributed to the members of the D.C. Policy Center’s Board of Directors or its funders. Funders do not determine research findings or the insights and recommendations of D.C. Policy Center employees and experts. Further information about the D.C. Policy Center is available at

2023 State of Business Report

2022 State of Business Report

2021 State of Business Report

2020 State of Business Report