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DC's Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten-track hospitality

As tourists descend on D.C. in record numbers and as the sharing economy grows in strength, it's worth thinking about the hundreds of Airbnb hosts in the District who help visitors discover unique experiences you won't find in any guidebook.
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CLIPS: A quarter-century in, 'business is even better' at this Adams Morgan barbershop

Kofi Asante moved in when the largest club for African and Caribbean music sat directly across from his shop; now it's a gym. But business is booming at Eddie's Hair Creations, now in its 24th year.
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A year after Startupland, where are the founders now?

One year ago, a documentary series introduced the world to five D.C. entrepreneurs. Here's what happened next.
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Elevation DC's 2015 coworking guide

Work from home? Starting a side hustle? This is the only map and guide you'll ever need.
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A dedicated group of businesses turn the tide on a once-struggling block

Local businesses formed a collective to rebrand their block, and it looks like it's working.
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Behind the success of DC's unstoppable food incubator, Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen's cofounder says its businesses have collectively generated $40 million in revenue. And it's about to triple in size.
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The Cyber Beltway: the startups tackling 2015's biggest challenge

Sony was hacked. Obama cited cybersecurity in the State of the Union. This is a real issue, and area startups and incubators are rising to the challenge.
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DC's social entrepreneurs prove you can grow a businesses and do good

Forget "greed is good." Today's entrepreneurs want to make money and save the world at the same time.
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Meet DC's urban farmers growing food and profits

Think it's hard to grow food in the city and make money at it? You'd be 100% correct. Still, that hasn't stopped these intrepid farmers from trying--and, in some ways, succeeding.
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Beer in DC: better than ever, thanks to "co-opetition"

With four production breweries in the District and many new brewpubs open or soon to open, it's fair to say that D.C. is experiencing a microbrewery megaboom. But rather than pit new brews against each other, success seems to lift all brews.
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National roundup: Cleveland's coolest digs, Denver's downtown boom

In Cleveland, next-generation housing includes one of the greenest homes in Ohio and a house with a basement rock-climbing gym. In Pittsburgh, indie filmhouses are making a comeback. Read about the smartest things happening in cities around the country in this roundup.
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"Bike Arch," a sculpture in downtown Memphis

National Roundup: Cincinnati's beer boom, Cleveland's new leaders, Toronto's female founders

Issue Media Group publications such as Yonge Street in Toronto, High Ground in Memphis and Model D in Detroit cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.
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