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Small-Business Community Rallies Against $1B Failure by D.C. Agencies

D.C.'s small-business community, frustrated by what they say is a failure by the city government to support them, will rally at the steps of the John A. Wilson Building this month to address misspent government funds.

$8 Million Tech Facility Opens in Southeast

After years of lagging behind the rest of the District, residents of Southeast have finally had their prayers answered in the form of a new facility that will offer computer and business training for youth, adults and senior citizens alike.

Digital DC Highlights Growth and Opportunities in Tech Scene

One of the visions of the District’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy is to make the city the largest tech hub on the East Coast.

A New Chapter in Innovation at St. Elizabeths

Even as the architectural designs were being drafted, the St. Elizabeths East Campus was always viewed as a place for opportunity and forward thinking.

Welcome to R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

We are so excited to introduce the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, the first community based technology and innovation center of its kind in the District of Columbia.

St. Elizabeths Redevelopment

As a large contiguous site in the heart of one of the nation's most economically dynamic regions, St. Elizabeths East Campus offers universities an exceptional opportunity for co-location and collaboration with government and technology-related industries.

Demonstration Center at Gateway DC

The District government, through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development has transformed the St. Elizabeths East chapel into the “R.I.S.E.” Demonstration Center.

Key Initiatives Aim to Spur Job Growth in the District

A top priority of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration has been to create a more sustainable economy for the city and to ensure employment opportunities exists for District residents.

D.C. Mayor Gray to Embark on 10-Day Mission to China

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray will embark next week on a 10-day trade mission to China, where city leaders will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the District's sister-city relationship with Beijing.

Operation HOPE Educates Community on Money Management

Hundreds gathered at a local bank branch in Northwest last Wednesday to hear about a unique partnership between a financial institution and one of the nation's most successful nonprofit organizations.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Among Commerce Honorees

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and former SBA Deputy Administrator Marie C. Johns will be among the honorees at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards gala.

Workforce Thrives with Older Americans: D.C. Office on Aging Encourages Candidates to Apply

In this featured column, I would like to profile Mr. Shelton Roseboro, one of the District’s most amazing citizens who has benefited from the District of Columbia Office on Aging’s programs and services.

D.C. Hiring Initiative Puts Residents to Work, Gray Says

Mayor Vincent Gray announced recently that his "One City, One Hire" initiative has exceeded its goal of helping 10,000 unemployed District residents find jobs.

P.G. County Council OKs MGM Casino at Harbor

A building plan for a $925 million MGM casino resort at the National Harbor in Prince George's County was approved Monday by the county council.

Gray Lauds Drop in D.C. Unemployment Rate

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he is elated about the latest unemployment figures from the Department of Labor that show the city's unemployment rate for June dropped to 7.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the revised May ...