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Business Resources

One of the functions of the Business Development unit is helping companies navigate the business landscape in DC. This page contains a collection of resources for companies published by DMPED, other DC agencies, and partner organizations. Whether you’re starting, growing, or relocating your business to the District, these resources and their organizations are here to support you.

Funding Opportunities
The District wants to support companies who are driving innovation, growing the tax base, and creating jobs for District residents. Use this link to find funding opportunities such as grants, tax benefits, and other financial incentives.

Space & Relocation
Looking to start or relocate a business to the District? These resources can help you learn more about the physical landscape in DC, find a site for your business, and provide information to employees who may be new DC residents.

These resources provide tips and tools for starting, growing, and running your business in DC.

The Department of Employment Services offers several resources to help companies reduce the costs of hiring and training new employees.

Regulatory Support
Find the forms, licenses, permits, certifications, and other guidance you need to comply with DC business regulations and contract with the DC government.

Sector Overviews and Resources
Get information and resources on our core sectors (industries that currently have a significant presence in the DC economy) and opportunity areas (cross-cutting industry clusters that are poised for growth).