The District of Columbia provides an attractive place to relocate or expand a business by offering a variety of economic development programs, including tax incentives, market and business information, large development projects, support for local businesses, and hiring assistance.
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) oversees and coordinates execution of the District's economic development programs and projects; represents the Mayor to businesses, developers, and other government agencies; and manages the executive agencies responsible for economic development. The DMPED website describes key initiatives and provides information about doing business in the District of Columbia.
Washington, DC Marketing Center
The DC Marketing Center actively promotes and markets the District of Columbia as the premier city in the region and nation in which to conduct business, live, shop, seek education and health care, and enjoy world-class museums and cultural attractions. Through marketing outreach efforts, such as DC Business Connections, the center contributes to economic development in the District through business retention and recruitment programs, the creation of public/private partnerships, and the distribution of economic development information.
National Capital Revitalization Corporation
The National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) is a publicly chartered real estate development corporation in the District of Columbia. NCRC stimulates development and promotes change, especially in the city's underserved communities through real estate development, business and finance, and job creation. The NCRC website provides information regarding current and planned development projects.
Office of Planning
The Office of Planning (OP) develops revitalization plans, works with neighborhoods to set priorities, maintains the Development Review Department to resolve planning issues as they arise, and incorporates historic preservation into overall city planning. The Office of Planning also serves as the state data center for the US Census.