Local Business


Anacostia Fashioned as 'Gateway' for World Trade Opportunities

Thursday, inside of a towering building owned by the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, a delegation of female business owners from 35 African nations talked about forging partnerships with business leaders from the D.C. region.

Black Businesses Adjust to Gentrification in Shaw

Gentrification in the once largely-black Shaw neighborhood is a microcosm of the town once known as "Chocolate City," as upscale whites and other nationalities have flooded the city in recent years.

Prince George's Council Nixes Wal-Mart Expansion in Landover Hills

The Prince George George's County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a Wal-Mart expansion in Landover Hills.

Uber DC Provides Update on Pooling Efforts

Uber DC gave an update Monday on its Pooling Together program, a yearlong initiative launched to offset transportation inconveniences caused by Metro's massive SafeTrack maintenance overhaul.

EDC'S 'Kidpreneur Day' Empowers Rising Stars

More than 100 young entrepreneurs were given the unique opportunity this month to start and enhance their businesses at the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's first annual "KidPreneur Day."

Unemployed Youth Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Two longtime D.C. entrepreneurs, Tony Cord and Michel Daley, have offered a new pathway toward opportunity.

D.C. Businessmen Teach Skills to Unemployed Youth

Two longtime D.C. businessmen are offering a pathway to employment for city youths through a workforce development organization that aims to groom its participants for financial independence and entrepreneurship.

Black Lives Matter Movement Helps Make Black Banks Matter

Industrial Bank has experienced recent "exponential" applications for account openings as many African-Americans are now directing their dollars toward Black-owned banks in an effort to show solidarity and to maximize the growing spending power the community has long held.

Wal-Mart Launches Mobile-Pay Service

Wal-Mart has launched a new mobile pay service in its three D.C. locations, which it says will save shoppers both money and time.

Officials Celebrate Opening of MGM Employment Center

MGM and local officials celebrated the grand opening of the company's National Harbor employment center Monday, with the casino scheduled to open later this year at the Prince George's County resort.

D.C. Commission Rejects Bid for Rehearing on Exelon-Pepco Merger

The D.C. Public Service Commission voted Friday to deny an application for a rehearing on the massive Pepco-Exelon merger.

Pepco-Exelon Merger Provides $25M to Montgomery, Prince George's Counties

Pepco and Exelon announced this week that they have provided $25 million to Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's counties to support workforce development, job creation, energy efficiency and sustainability programs.

Prince George's Company Recruits EDC to Help Groom Business Owners

More than 50 top executives from small- and mid-sized businesses leasing space from a Prince George's County commercial-property management company gathered Wednesday at the company's Lanham office for expert advice on resources available to expand their businesses.

D.C. Council Votes to Increase Hourly Minimum Wage to $15

The District of Columbia has taken a big step in its fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

MGM National Harbor Welcomes Pappas Crabcakes, Shake Shack

Renowned Maryland-based Pappas Crabcakes and Danny Meyer's Shake Shack will join MGM National Market, the casino resort's lineup of casual restaurants, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill.