Even with the political and social gains made in recent decades, many black families across the country remain mired in debt and generational poverty. Experts and common folk alike agree that a substantial change in the status quo will require a shift in the way African-Americans collectively think about money. [read more…]
The D.C.-area African-American real estate community convened Thursday in the District to honor those who have paved a way for economic development throughout the region. The African American Real Estate Professionals celebrated 20 years of groundbreaking achievement during their 12th annual awards gala at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Northwest.
Uber’s new D.C. headquarters that will serve as a hub for the company’s East Coast operations is the latest addition to city’s business community. The ride-sharing service’s office in Northwest was part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of “Scissors & Shovels Day” on Friday, with ribbon-cuttings for the groundbreaking of seven new developments throughout the city.
In January 2014, a Verizon customer explained his inability to call 911. The customer noted that there have been many times when the lines would not dial out and outside callers attempting to reach his house were disconnected before the phone could be answered on one ring.
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership is celebrating the winners of their inaugural We DC Awards, which recognizes local leaders who’ve contributed their vision, energy, investment and time to D.C.’s thriving economic ecosystem in the areas of Real Estate, Innovation + Technology, and the Creative Economy. [read more…]
Darryle Brooks said small businesses trying to obtain contracts for various jobs with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission must go through too much bureaucracy.
Danielle Gittens doesn’t mind competing against other small businesses to work with WSSC, but not against them and bigger companies. They were among the more than a dozen consultants, small-business owners and minority firms who spoke Thursday morning at WSSC’s headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, about the organization’s disparity study. The report will look to assess whether merchants have done, attempted, or want to do work with the commission.