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Safeway Opens Petworth Location

Safeway opened its new store in Northwest D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood Friday with festivities that included recognition of military veterans from the area.

Bonds Supports Good Hope Road Upgrade in Southeast

D.C. Council member Anita Bonds wants to make sure that Ward 8's Good Hope Road in Southeast receives as much economic attention as it needs to develop.

Wal-Mart Holds Supplier Diversity Forum in D.C.

Wal-Mart hosted Thursday a forum in D.C. for local manufacturers and service providers to learn how to become suppliers for the retail chain.

MGM, Prince George's County Reach Landmark Deal

Local residents and minorities have been assured of receiving half the jobs slated for the $925 million MGM National Harbor Casino and Resorts expected to open in Prince George's County in 2016.

D.C.'s Minimum Wage to Increase on July 1

Beginning July 1, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $8.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour for all workers, regardless of size of employer.

Md. State Program Increases Opportunities for Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses

Maryland is enhancing opportunities for small minority- and women-owned businesses to perform as prime contractors on state-funded procurements by adopting new regulations in the Minority Business Enterprise program.

New Restaurants, Retailers to Join National Harbor

National Harbor announced Monday that eight new retailers, restaurants and services will open later this year at the waterfront location.

D.C.'s Streetcar Project Touted as 'Great' Economic Tool

It's been nearly three years since the D.C. Department of Transportation announced plans for the city's first street car system — in more than a half century — to roll along the H Street corridor in Northeast. But the multimillion-dollar ...

District Architect Treasures MGM Casino Role

Ronald Lipford served six years as architectural commissioner of the Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission and he played a key role in developing the New Carrollton Gateway, a high school, a police station and two local fire stations. So ...

Gray Announces Completion of D.C. Soccer Stadium Deal

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Friday that the city has reached final business terms with Major League Soccer's D.C. United for a new stadium in the Buzzard Point neighborhood in Southwest.

AARP Board Unanimously Selects Jo Ann Jenkins as New CEO

The Board of Directors for the AARP, one of the nation's largest and most powerful nonprofit advocacy groups, has unanimously selected Jo Ann Jenkins as its new chief executive officer.

Peebles to Build Hotel at 5th and I Streets

R. Donahue “Don” Peebles, a multi-millionaire developer of luxury hotels, high residential and commercial projects in Miami Beach, Florida, Las Vegas, New York City and Philadelphia, who got his first deal in the District, has been selected by The Walker ...

Report: D.C. Region Gains 12K Jobs in March

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported Tuesday that the preliminary March job estimates show an increase of 12,100 jobs for a total of 2,496,200 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division.

Gray Signs Legislation to Start Development of Skyland Town Center

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray officially signed legislation Monday to push forward with the development of the Skyland Town Center, authorizing a $40 million Tax Increment Financing subsidy to get the long-awaited project underway.

D.C. Mayor Gray Welcomes CBS Radio to Capitol Riverfront

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Monday that CBS Radio's six locally-heard stations will move to the Capitol Riverfront office building, a move the mayor said will contribute to the revitalization of the District's economy.