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Bowser Administration to Host Annual Development March Madness

Monday, March 26, 2018
Event highlights upcoming development, contracting and small business opportunities

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, March 27, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will host the fourth annual March Madness, a special preview of new and upcoming development projects to provide more quality affordable housing, inclusive economic growth, support for small businesses, and job opportunities for all District residents. The Mayor will be joined by Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner and other Administration officials.
The Bowser Administration launched March Madness in 2015 and to date has introduced more than 40 projects. Additionally, the Administration has announced and awarded the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund, which provides grant funding to commercial projects in areas with high unemployment; opened a first-of-its-kind inclusive incubator for underrepresented entrepreneurs; and created a Housing Preservation Fund to help protect the existing stock of affordable housing in the District.  
Tuesday, March 27 at 11 am
Networking event to begin at 10 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, Planning and Economic Development
Polly Donaldson, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
Jeff Marootian, Director, Department of Transportation 
Greer Gillis, Director, Department of General Services
Ella Faulkner, Director, Director of Capital Planning and Design, Department of Parks and Recreation
Sarosh Olpadwala, Real Estate Director, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Jonathan Butler, Chief Business Officer, DC Public Library
The Anthem
901 Wharf Street, SW 
*Closest Metro: Waterfront Metro Station* 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).