Seasons Are Changing, As Is DC
August is what some people might call the “Sunday of Summer” – a cue to the end of a season. For DMPED, August is not the end of a season, but the beginning of one filled with lots of exciting things to look forward to in the District of Columbia.
In particular, September to us means “202Creates”– a month-long celebration of the District’s creative economy. During 202Creates, we’re excited to support thousands of events across the city -- in concert with our public and private partners -- that will showcase the District’s creativity.
The District is the home of approximately 2,400 arts-related businesses that employ almost 120,000 people, with 1,800 new jobs added last year; with an array of entrepreneurs and dedicated professionals in television, film, music, arts, fashion, cosmetology, culinary, tech, and many more. I invite you to join us for 202Creates by checking the calendar of events here.
Later in September, we will be joining our Walter Reed team for a DCI/LAMB School ribbon-cutting event, a momentous occasion as they are the first non-military institution on the historic Walter Reed campus, where approximately 800 DCI students and 200 LAMB PCS students are currently enrolled.
In October, we will announce our fall legislative agenda, developer selections for projects and the progress we’ve made on the District’s Economic Strategy. All of these things, and more, are directly related to our responsibility to bring more jobs, tax revenue and affordable housing to the District.
I could go on and on previewing what is coming this fall, but for now, you will have to just stay tuned and make plans to join us along the way.
Brian T. Kenner