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DMPED's Closer: October Edition 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DMPED Delivered: The Wharf

 

When Amazon announced that is was looking to open a second headquarters, my team at DMPED had one thought: "Obviously, DC".

The opportunity to bring Amazon—and the 50,000 jobs that will come with it—to Washington, DC is an exciting one for us. We worked with the Mayor to present a world-class proposal to Amazon demonstrating why our top-tier talent, economic stability, diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, and culturally-rich city is the choice for Amazon. See the site options and more on why Amazon should chose DC at obviouslydc.com. Amazon is expected to narrow down its list of potential cities by the end of the year and make a decision next year.

While preparing our Amazon bid, we took a very important break to celebrate a District milestone: the grand opening of The Wharf. I had the honor of joining our Mayor, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) and Wharf developers Monty Hoffman and Amer Hammour to officially open the Wharf at the new Southwest Waterfront on Oct. 12. A decade in the making, the Wharf is DC’s newest destination bringing with it the three things I’ve been charged by the Mayor to deliver: jobs, affordable housing and tax revenue for the District. I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy all the Wharf has to offer.

We’ve got so much momentum going into November and expect big announcements from us on the legislative front. We are introducing seven pieces of legislation in the coming month – all movement forward on bringing more economic development in the District.

Thank you for being part of a memorable and exciting October.

Sincerely,

Brian T. Kenner

#ObviouslyDC #DMPEDDelivers

 

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