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D.C. Leaders Demand Formal Probe into Pepco-Exelon Merger Proposal

A group of D.C. community leaders held a press conference Wednesday to demand a formal investigation of the $6.8 billion Pepco-Exelon merger proposal, alarmed by Mayor Muriel Bowser's changing stance on the merger after reaching a $25 million deal for ...

Uber Makes D.C. Its East Coast Home

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.

Verizon at Odds With Union

The Communications Workers of America, which represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in 10,000 communities across the country — including in D.C. — is calling on officials to open an investigation into unsafe conditions at Verizon locations.

Howard Alum Brings Chick-fil-A to D.C.

The District's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant will open Wednesday in the DC USA Complex in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, bringing with it 100 new jobs for local residents.

Winners Announced for Inaugural We DC Awards

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership is celebrating the winners of its inaugural We DC Awards, which recognizes local leaders who've contributed their vision, energy, investment and time to D.C.'s thriving economic ecosystem.

MGM National Harbor Contracts 100th Minority-Owned Business for Resort Project

MGM National Harbor announced Friday the hiring of its 100th minority-owned business to work on the $1.3 billion National Harbor resort casino project.

Small-Business Owners Weigh In on WSSC Disparity Study

More than a dozen consultants, small-business owners and minority firms spoke Thursday morning at WSSC's headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, about the organization's disparity study.

Pepco-Exelon Merger Receives D.C.'s Endorsement

On Tuesday, Pepco Holdings Inc. and Exelon Corporation announced that they have reached a newly-inked settlement with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and others on the companies' proposed $6.8 billion merger.

Wizards, Mystics Make Southeast New Home

After years of speculation and presumably countless hours of meetings, a deal has been brokered that will bring a $55 million project to Southeast, affecting the local economy by an estimated $90 million.

Businesses Push For Minimum Wage Hike

Hundreds of businesses and organizations — including those in the District — are signing the online petition, "Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement" and actively pushing for raises locally and nationally.

Prince George's County Summer Employment Showcase

As a close to the summer and a welcome to the new school year, the Prince George’s County Youth CareerConnect Program recently hosted its Summer Showcase at Bladensburg High School.

Businesses, Residents Excited, Anxious About Wharf Project

Hop off of the train at the Waterfront Metro stop, walk down by the marina and popular Washington fish market and take in the sights of a newly changing neighborhood.

Pop-Ups Improve Economic Health of D.C.

In a donated storefront located right off the NoMa Gallaudet U Metro station in northeast Washington is a bargain.

Boutique on the Hill Celebrates 2nd Year

The only African-American-owned and -operated women's clothing boutique on Capitol Hill ushers in a new era of business opportunity and upward mobility for the District's most precious real estate.

Exelon, Pepco Say Merger Deal Isn't Dead Yet

Pepco and Exelon vowed Monday to retool their rejected $6.8 million merger proposal, contending that D.C.'s rebuff of the deal is leaving on the table "hundreds of millions of dollars in direct financial benefits" for the region.