We're Open for Business

DC Chamber of Commerce | 12/29/2011, 4:42 p.m.

2012 promises to be another eventful and exciting year for the D.C. business community. We need to put our people to work, continue smart development, improve our schools, hold our leaders accountable and continue to make D.C. a safe and viable community to live, work, play and do business.

We have one of the most skilled and educated workforces in the country and a plethora of public and private universities that produce great minds. The DC Chamber has a rich tradition of aligning with our local institutions of higher learning to enrich our resources and to make D.C. the kind of place young professionals want to live and work. This is an investment in our future.

Collaboration is also a key to continued success in 2012, and the DC Chamber fosters this integrated approach to business development. Through our many work groups and committees, we focus on ways to expand business opportunities and develop key relationships that improve the work of a variety of industries. Now, that is what I call synergy.

More and more people are choosing to live, work and spend their free time in D.C. Restaurants are packed, our streets are bustling and our busy storefronts symbolize that we are open for business. I'd like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and I look forward to our continued work together in 2012 and beyond!