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Economic Development

The under-construction interior of the forthcoming Bluejacket Brewery

A showcase for #DCWEEK in the then-empty storefronts at Atlas Lofts drew local, social innovators in fashion, arts and retail

A Give Love Cycle bag, designed by a DC- and NYC-based duo, is just one of the District's new bike-based businesses

How do you start a successful business in the District? You need a great idea and the drive to work, but to be successful also requires financing, a great location, and policies and practices that help entrepreneurs succeed. Since a rising tide raises all boats, we'll be looking at the factors that influence whether a business just survives--or thrives.

Economic Development Features


DC's rising food stars predict the next big thing

Italian-Korean fusion, "weird" pop-ups, and "pickled everything on everything" will elevate D.C.'s food scene in the next year.


Where to buy now: DC real estate experts dish on neighborhoods that should be on your radar

In the market for a home or condo? Prices keep going up in D.C.'s most popular neighborhoods, but that doesn't mean buying is impossible.


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.


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.


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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Op-ed: Kennedy Street's time has finally come

We want to hear from the people on the ground building the next great neighborhood. Today, Myles Smith, cofounder of the Kennedy Street Development Association, tells Elevation DC about the neighborhood's upward prospects.
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