Local Business


DC Chamber CEO Wingo Steps Down

After a little less than two years at the helm, Harry Wingo, the former president and CEO for the DC Chamber of Commerce, has voluntarily resigned his post to pursue other opportunities.

'Black-on-Black Economics': Black Male Entrepreneurs Make Strategic Deposit in Black-Owned Bank

In a strategic effort to continue the movement of "Black-on-Black economics" — circulating dollars in the black community to every extent possible — a group of black male entrepreneurs led by the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. has opened accounts with ...

Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets Owner, to Lead D.C. Workforce Council

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed local businessman Andy Shallal to serve as chair of the Workforce Investment Council, a private sector-led board responsible for advising the mayor and city government officials on investments and strategies for the city's workforce ...

Prince George's Co., MGM Partner to Fill Casino Construction Jobs

Prince George's County's Economic Development Corp. will assist MGM National Harbor in filling more than 200 jobs.

'African Unification' Hosts Finance Workshop

Even with the political and social gains made in recent decades, many black families across the country remain mired in debt and generational poverty. Experts and common folk alike agree that a substantial change in the status quo will require ...

Black Real Estate Professionals in D.C. Region Celebrate 20 Years

The D.C.-area African-American real estate community convened Thursday in the District to honor those who have paved a way for economic development throughout the region.

D.C. Leaders Demand Formal Probe into Pepco-Exelon Merger Proposal

A group of D.C. community leaders held a press conference Wednesday to demand a formal investigation of the $6.8 billion Pepco-Exelon merger proposal, alarmed by Mayor Muriel Bowser's changing stance on the merger after reaching a $25 million deal for ...

Uber Makes D.C. Its East Coast Home

Uber's new D.C. headquarters that will serve as a hub for the company's East Coast operations is the latest addition to city's business community.

Verizon at Odds With Union

The Communications Workers of America, which represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in 10,000 communities across the country — including in D.C. — is calling on officials to open an investigation into unsafe conditions at Verizon locations.

Howard Alum Brings Chick-fil-A to D.C.

The District's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant will open Wednesday in the DC USA Complex in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, bringing with it 100 new jobs for local residents.

Winners Announced for Inaugural We DC Awards

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership is celebrating the winners of its inaugural We DC Awards, which recognizes local leaders who've contributed their vision, energy, investment and time to D.C.'s thriving economic ecosystem.

MGM National Harbor Contracts 100th Minority-Owned Business for Resort Project

MGM National Harbor announced Friday the hiring of its 100th minority-owned business to work on the $1.3 billion National Harbor resort casino project.

Small-Business Owners Weigh In on WSSC Disparity Study

More than a dozen consultants, small-business owners and minority firms spoke Thursday morning at WSSC's headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, about the organization's disparity study.

Pepco-Exelon Merger Receives D.C.'s Endorsement

On Tuesday, Pepco Holdings Inc. and Exelon Corporation announced that they have reached a newly-inked settlement with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and others on the companies' proposed $6.8 billion merger.

Wizards, Mystics Make Southeast New Home

After years of speculation and presumably countless hours of meetings, a deal has been brokered that will bring a $55 million project to Southeast, affecting the local economy by an estimated $90 million.