Local Business


Prince George's County to Host Program on Procurement

The Prince George's County Office of Central Services' Supplier Development and Diversity Division will host an event Tuesday for small-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses on procurement opportunities within the county schools system.

D.C. Wins $60M Case Against Online Travel Companies

The D.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a judgment by the D.C. Superior Court requiring online travel companies to pay more than $60 million in sales taxes and interest to the city.

Prince George's County Returning To China for Business Mission

Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation hosted a breakfast meeting of more than 60 business owners, convincing them of the benefits of doing business with the world’s largest economy.

School Renovation Continues

A little known fact within the multitude of benefits the community will reap from the $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino Resort project – the company will pour more than $4 million into renovating the vacant Thomas Addison Elementary School ...

Bowser, City Officials Laud Progress at The Wharf

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently joined several city leaders to celebrate the end of a site excavation for The Wharf, a long-awaited project on the Southwest Waterfront.

Prince George's Council Earmarks MGM Casino Revenue for Schools, Libraries

Prince George's County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring half of gaming revenue from the upcoming MGM casino resort at the National Harbor be allocated for public education.

National Harbor Casino Resort Making Progress

The $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino and Resort project is by no means a mirage.

Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Capitol Heights

A local developer looks to revamp the Kingdom Square Mall in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that would include 600 residences, a 250-room hotel and a grocery store.

RISE Center Marks First Anniversary

It's been nearly one year since the historic St. Elizabeths East Chapel was transformed into the RISE Demonstration Center with a goal of "connecting the innovation economy, the surrounding communities and District residents."

Minority Banks Shut Out of Federal Tax-Credit Program

Minority-owned banks are crying foul about the federal government snubbing them for tax credits they say could generate economic development in the nation's most needy communities.

Ben's Chili Bowl to Tickle Palates on H Street

The newest crown jewel of the Ben's Chili Bowl empire opened to much fanfare Wednesday morning as a substantial crowd of area residents, passersby, city and business leaders and food lovers crowded in front of the restaurant for the ribbon ...

Construction Set for New County Business

Groundbreaking has been scheduled for later this month on a new 61,200 square foot building in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that will expand an already robust and popular complex near Interstate 95.

D.C. Workers Get a Raise

More than 41,000 D.C. minimum-wage workers got a raise July 1 that bumped their hourly wage from $9.50 to $10.50 this year and $11.50 by July 1, 2016.

Sisters Turn Hobby into Profitable Business

Tonia Gore and her sister, Tameka Gore Tillman, have been shopping in thrift stores all their lives, initially not by choice. However, they have turned those lemons into lemonade with their store, Bartered Threads.

GWUL Launches Entrepreneurship Center Program

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, small-business owners and program funders gathered recently for a breakfast event, jointly sponsored with the Washington Business Journal, to mark the launch of the Entrepreneurship Center Program.