Local Business


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.

Industrial Bank Names New Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Porter has been selected as the new senior vice president and chief financial officer of the D.C.-based Industrial Bank.

Barry Summer-Jobs Program Put 14K Youths to Work: Report

A newly-released review of the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program shows that 13,969 youth between the ages of 14 and 24 participated in the program last summer, with expenditures totaling $19.3 million.

EDC Partnership Draws Businesses to Prince George's County

Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Jim Coleman and senior staff from the Maryland Department of Commerce met Tuesday for an update on current and upcoming development projects in the county.

D.C. Named Best Place for Summer Jobs

The late Marion Barry regularly championed a solid summer youth job program, and the one in the District named for the beloved "mayor for life" has been key in providing young individuals with enriching and constructive employment experiences through subsidized ...

MGM Debuts Suites for National Harbor Casino Resort

MGM National Harbor revealed Monday the designs for its premier suite offerings at the $1.3 billion resort set to open by year's end.

D.C. Selected as Hub for Obama's Summer-Jobs Project

The White House announced that D.C. has been selected as a Summer Impact Hub in President Obama's Summer Opportunity Project, which aims to increase employment prospects for youths.

D.C. Taxi Commission to Offer On-Demand Delivery

The DC Taxicab Commission has announced a pilot program in partnership with Delivery.com to offer consumers additional access to on-demand delivery of food, laundry and other goods and services.

Prince George's Co. EDC's 'Dolphin Tank' Companies Give Perfect Pitch

More than 75 local entrepreneurs were given the chance to get their feet wet Tuesday during the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's inaugural "Dolphin Tank" networking event at the county's Department of Housing and Community Development headquarters.

A Closer Look at Small Biz Week 2016

A nonprofit and a government agency have teamed up to encourage District residents to become small-business owners in a growing number of pop-up shops.

Bowser, D.C. United Break Ground for New Stadium at Buzzard Point

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC United broke ground this week at Ward 6's Buzzard Point in preparation for city's new soccer stadium, tearing down an abandoned building on the site.

MGM, PGCC Launch Training Program for Casino Resort

MGM National Harbor is partnering with Prince George's Community College for a new workforce training program that will provide potential employees with the skills needed to apply for nearly 1,000 jobs in the forthcoming resort's casino table games department.

Pepco Files for Rate Increase in Md.

Pepco filed for a rate increase request April 19 with the Maryland Public Service Commission to recover the cost of reliability investments.

Black-Owned D.C. Tech Startup Reaches Finals of National Business Competition, Presses For Votes

A black-owned D.C. real estate tech startup is in the running for $20,000 of grant funding after winning the regional competition of Comcast Business's entrepreneur contest.