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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.

D.C.'s Small-Business Dept. Launches New Online Services

The Department of Small and Local Businesses Development recently launched its new Certified Business Enterprise online application system designed to simplify and quicken the application process for certification.

MGM Hits the Jackpot: National Harbor Chosen as Location for P.G. County Casino

A Las Vegas-style casino is setting sail for National Harbor after a Maryland gaming commission ruled that the development would be the site of the sixth gaming location in the state.

Wal-Mart Opens in Two D.C. Locations

Wal-Mart finally arrived in the District on Wednesday, as hundreds of residents flocked to the grand opening of stores in two of the city's most heavily populated commercial corridors.

Wal-Mart Plots Oxon Hill Development

Just days before a high-end outlet mall is set to open in Oxon Hill, Wal-Mart has reignited its plans to bring a Supercenter to southern Prince George's County.

Think Local First DC to Host Shop Local Week 2013

This holiday season, Think Local First DC urges D.C.-area residents to support local businesses with Shop Local Week. The weeklong campaign, beginning Saturday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 8., promotes locally owned, independent businesses in Washington D.C., as the preferred ...

Chamber’s Choice Awards Gala a Huge Success

Honoring excellence in business, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce celebrated the District’s business community at their premiere awards event on Saturday, Oct. 26.

P.G. County to Hold Annual Business Expo in November

The Prince George's County Supplier Development Division will host the county's second annual Business Conference and Expo for corporate, local, small, minority, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses on Nov. 14.

Gala to Honor P.G. County Business Community

The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Excellence in Business Awards gala on Nov. 1 in College Park, Md., to shine a spotlight on local entrepreneurs.