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Find information to help your business succeed in DC. Most of these resources are free. District agencies and local organizations add new programs and services regularly, based on business needs and DC's overall economic development strategy.

City Services
The District of Columbia promotes an attractive business environment by providing traditional city services including trash and recycling pickup, road and bridge maintenance, coordination of mass transit efforts with other local governments and emergency preparedness.

Counseling, Training and Mentoring
Locate organizations that offer networking, counseling and training for businesses and nonprofits.

DC Maps
View maps of economic development, transportation, demographics and government services.

Internet Locations
DC's City of Access website provides a list of more than 150 free Internet locations and free or low-cost computer training. Search convenient locations in this up-to-date list.

Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) Business Center
Companies that wish to do business with the District government or with other CBEs can gain quick access to several features, including searching for CBE opportunities, checking business enterprise zones, and certifying businesses as CBEs.

Market Facts and Statistics
Find market info on economic development, transportation, demographics, and government services.

Related Agency Directory
Several DC agencies offer programs and information useful to small businesses and nonprofits. Find information about transportation, public works, taxes, access to capital and government regulations.

Resources for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses
Learn about government, association and mentor programs for women and minority business owners.

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