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Business Development

 

 

Business development is vital to the District's efforts to attract businesses, create jobs, and spur economic growth in the nation's capital. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development offers information and services to businesses seeking to start, relocate or expand a business within the District of Columbia. We also design and facilitate catalytic programs with stakeholder organizations to improve the business climate in the District.

Our Business Development Team is here to connect you to financial incentives and other resources, help you identify space for your business, attract and retain key employees, and identify strategic alliance partners. The District is open for business and we are here to show you why D.C. is the best place to establish and grow your company.

Connect with us! Here are the points of contacts for popular topics:

Growing or relocating your business
Contact Karima Woods, Director of Business Development and Strategy, [email protected]

The local technology ecosystemGrowing or relocating your business
Joy James, Tech & Innovation Manager, [email protected]
Nick Nayak, Project Manager, [email protected]

International business
Andres Hayes, International Business Manager, [email protected]
Jonathan Brady, ExportDC Manager, [email protected]

Business incentives & resources
Katie Baskett, Program Analyst, [email protected]

Employer Engagement campaign
Phillip McCauley, Program Analyst, [email protected]

DMPED news and speaking opportunities
Jazmine Turley, Public Affairs Specialist, [email protected]


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What you’ll find on this site:

ObviouslyDC
Learn more about why DC is a great place to live, work, play, and do business.

Initiatives
Business Development is leading formalized efforts to pursue strategic goals in priority areas such as inclusive innovation, commercial revitalization, and employer engagement.

DC’s Economic Strategy
DC’s Economic Strategy outlines not only how we will grow our economy, but how we will make sure that growth benefits all Washingtonians. Explore our initiatives for increasing the commercial tax base, creating jobs, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, and advancing inclusive prosperity in DC.

International Business
Learn more about our international activities and access tools for both foreign investors and DC businesses seeking to expand to other markets.

Business Resources
Find funding opportunities, such as grants and other incentives, as well as space-finding and relocation tools, resources for entrepreneurs, talent and hiring programs, and regulatory support.

Partners
Achieving our strategic goals and supporting the DC business community requires collaboration with key external partners and agencies across District government.

Social + Events
Keep up with the latest news from the community and participate in conversations in-person and online.