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Why Washington, DC

Washington, DC has been experiencing an urban renewal for the past 15 years, with billions of dollars in new investments across the city. Part of the role of the Business Development team is sharing the story of our growth and explaining why DC is a top tier investment market for international, national, and local investors and entrepreneurs.

This page contains some of the marketing tools we use to promote DC’s rich economic opportunities, our thriving industries, and the business resources available in the District.


Why DC?
Why Washington DC? - brochure
Why the District of Columbia is the Place to Be - factcard

Local Industry Profiles
Data Science & Analytics
Health & Wellness
Professional Services
Retail & Restaurants
Security Technology
Smart Cities & Civic Solutions
Technology & Innovation

Resources and Incentive Programs
Business Incentive Navigator
DC China Center - Services Overview
DC Tech Incentives [both QHTC & COSM]
Tax Exempt Bond Financing
Supermarket Tax Incentives
HUB Zones