RETAIL On the Horizon
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in the District, in fact they employ nearly half of our private-sector workforce!
On the heels of National Small Business Week in early May, DMPED will host the first-ever District of Columbia RETAIL SUMMIT on May 15, a gathering of local retailers, entrepreneurs, and members of the small business community to discover ways we can build and grow DC’s retail economy.
This is a great opportunity to:
Connect with professional resources and opportunities from service providers, government agencies and developers.
Learn about DC’s Great Streets, Main Streets, and Certified Business Enterprise programs.
Hear from and network with DC local retailers and small business owners on various industry topics relevant to our retail economy.
You can register and read more about the RETAIL SUMMIT at this link.
Just before our RETAIL SUMMIT, we will celebrate the opening of the Apple Store at DC's historic Carnegie Library on May 11. We’re excited to welcome Apple as they reimagine the customer experience, while preserving a historical landmark in the Convention Center area. This is another signal that DC is open for business as we continue to attract global retail companies.
Following the Summit, DMPED will end the month at ICSC: the International Council of Shopping Centers in Las Vegas to continue the focus on the retail and attracting opportunities to the District.
See you at the Summit on May 15!
Deputy Mayor Brian T. Kenner