Local Business


Prince George's Co. EDC's 'Dolphin Tank' Companies Give Perfect Pitch

More than 75 local entrepreneurs were given the chance to get their feet wet Tuesday during the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's inaugural "Dolphin Tank" networking event at the county's Department of Housing and Community Development headquarters.

A Closer Look at Small Biz Week 2016

A nonprofit and a government agency have teamed up to encourage District residents to become small-business owners in a growing number of pop-up shops.

Bowser, D.C. United Break Ground for New Stadium at Buzzard Point

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC United broke ground this week at Ward 6's Buzzard Point in preparation for city's new soccer stadium, tearing down an abandoned building on the site.

MGM, PGCC Launch Training Program for Casino Resort

MGM National Harbor is partnering with Prince George's Community College for a new workforce training program that will provide potential employees with the skills needed to apply for nearly 1,000 jobs in the forthcoming resort's casino table games department.

Pepco Files for Rate Increase in Md.

Pepco filed for a rate increase request April 19 with the Maryland Public Service Commission to recover the cost of reliability investments.

Black-Owned D.C. Tech Startup Reaches Finals of National Business Competition, Presses For Votes

A black-owned D.C. real estate tech startup is in the running for $20,000 of grant funding after winning the regional competition of Comcast Business's entrepreneur contest.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Business in Capitol Heights

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined dozens of county officials and others Wednesday for a sneak peek inside the Dave & Buster's in Capitol Heights opening next week, taking the opportunity to nibble on Swedish meatballs, sip ...

Congress Heights Joins DC Main Streets

The Congress Heights community will join the D.C. Main Streets program that revitalizes neighborhoods.

Bowser Joins Labor Leaders in Fight for Minimum Wage Increase

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Thursday morning in the fight to raise the city's minimum hourly wage to $15.

Safeway Grocery Back in Hyattsville

After eight years, a Safeway grocery store returns to Hyattsville as the anchor in the bustling mixed-use project Gateway at University Town Center.

Norton Seeks to Reduce Black Youth Unemployment

The latest Washington, D.C., jobs report shows the overall unemployment rate held steady at 6.5 percent, which to some might be good news. However, for young people — particularly African-Americans — the numbers continue to tell a different story.

Power Up Summit to Offer Insight, Resources for Small Businesses

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Power Up DC 2016 summit early next month at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in northwest D.C. will provide entrepreneurs insight and resources for obtaining adequate funding, as well the opportunity to engage ...

Can $15 Hourly Wage Stop Displacement?

During D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2016 State of the District Address, she made headlines when she called for the minimum wage to be $15 by 2020.

H Street Black Businesses: A Tale of Two Proportions

Amid the expensive new condominiums, busy upscale bars and restaurants and the city's only streetcar, Black entrepreneurs on the once riot-torn H Street in northeast Washington are working hard to cash in on the community's new prosperity and changing landscape.

Prince George's Commerce Chamber Gives Update on County Projects

More than 200 people recently attended Prince George's County's second annual Economic Development Corporation Forum Breakfast at the Metro Points Hotel in New Carrollton, where they were updated on current development projects taking place in the county.