Local Business


State of Black Women Report Unveiled

Results from a report on the state of African-American women revealed that economic struggles continue despite promising data overall.

Juice Bar in Anacostia Provides Raw Food, Jobs

Turning Natural Juice Bar takes the spotlight in the second part of the Businesses on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. series for their work in providing jobs for residents and introducing new healthy flavors to the neighborhood.

Dad-Daughter Duo Use Art to Enhance Congress Heights

When local businessman Phinis Jones moved out of his office space in Congress Heights, his daughter Keyona Jones-Lindsay took over the building to use it as a space for creativity and culture and bring the first art gallery of its ...

Businesses Say Street Cars Not Worth the Trouble

One week after the launch of the DC Streetcar, most store owners and businesses along the H Street corridor in northeast Washington said they are seeing little to no change in business.

Pepco, Exelon Present Alternative Proposal

Despite growing — if not insurmountable — odds against a merger, Pepco and Exelon proposed Monday three approaches — any one of which, if approved, would prevent the loss of more than $78 million in direct benefits for the District ...

Bowser Provides Details on Cuba Trip

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with a regional delegation led by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, traveled to Cuba to establish diplomatic relations and business opportunities and promote economic and cultural opportunities in the District.

Prince George's County Networking Event Promotes Prosperity

More than 100 business owners from Prince George's County gathered recently at Sobe Restaurant and Lounge in Greenbelt to network with the county's Economic Development Corporation.

Black Firm to Shape MGM Image

R&R Resources +, a certified minority business enterprise, has been selected to oversee brand marketing efforts for MGM National Harbor, the $1.3 billion casino and resort project being constructed along the Potomac River in Prince George's County.

Pepco-Exelon Roundtable Offers Growth Opportunities for D.C.-Area Minority Businesses

Pepco and Exelon executives told a roundtable and networking gathering of more than 160 D.C.-area business leaders that as a result of the two utility companies' proposed merger, local minority- and women-owned businesses will benefit from new and expanded opportunities.

D.C. Seeks Ways to Replace Wal-Mart

City officials and the Skyland Town Center developer told frustrated Southeast residents Thursday they will continue to search for a retailer to replace Wal-Mart after the company announced it will not be building a store in Ward 7.

MGM Touts Resort, Jobs as Opening Approaches

Hundreds of people turned out for the Radio One "Career Showcase" presented by MGM.

Wal-Mart Abandons Southeast D.C., Angers Officials

Wal-Mart's announcement that it is backing out of plans to build two stores in D.C.'s Ward 7 effectively eliminated the creation of hundreds of local jobs and squashed hopes of millions of dollars in tax revenue coming into District coffers.

MGM Celebrates Final Stages of Casino Construction at National Harbor

MGM officials hoisted a tree and popped a bottle of champagne Wednesday at Maryland's National Harbor to celebrate the final construction stages of its casino resort opening later this year.

Wal-Mart Backs Out of D.C. Deal for Ward 7 Stores

Wal-Mart is backing out of plans to build two stores in D.C.'s Ward 7 as part of a series of worldwide cutbacks the retail giant announced Friday, a decision that rankled city officials and residents alike.

Prince George's Chamber of Commerce Campaigns for Local Business

Access to capital and wealth is pivotal to increasing entrepreneurial opportunity. In turn, increasing business, is an essential ingredient for directing community resources. It is with this in mind that the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce announces a campaign that ...