Local Business


Prince George's Council Earmarks MGM Casino Revenue for Schools, Libraries

Prince George's County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring half of gaming revenue from the upcoming MGM casino resort at the National Harbor be allocated for public education.

National Harbor Casino Resort Making Progress

The $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino and Resort project is by no means a mirage.

Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Capitol Heights

A local developer looks to revamp the Kingdom Square Mall in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that would include 600 residences, a 250-room hotel and a grocery store.

RISE Center Marks First Anniversary

It's been nearly one year since the historic St. Elizabeths East Chapel was transformed into the RISE Demonstration Center with a goal of "connecting the innovation economy, the surrounding communities and District residents."

Minority Banks Shut Out of Federal Tax-Credit Program

Minority-owned banks are crying foul about the federal government snubbing them for tax credits they say could generate economic development in the nation's most needy communities.

Ben's Chili Bowl to Tickle Palates on H Street

The newest crown jewel of the Ben's Chili Bowl empire opened to much fanfare Wednesday morning as a substantial crowd of area residents, passersby, city and business leaders and food lovers crowded in front of the restaurant for the ribbon ...

Construction Set for New County Business

Groundbreaking has been scheduled for later this month on a new 61,200 square foot building in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that will expand an already robust and popular complex near Interstate 95.

D.C. Workers Get a Raise

More than 41,000 D.C. minimum-wage workers got a raise July 1 that bumped their hourly wage from $9.50 to $10.50 this year and $11.50 by July 1, 2016.

Sisters Turn Hobby into Profitable Business

Tonia Gore and her sister, Tameka Gore Tillman, have been shopping in thrift stores all their lives, initially not by choice. However, they have turned those lemons into lemonade with their store, Bartered Threads.

GWUL Launches Entrepreneurship Center Program

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, small-business owners and program funders gathered recently for a breakfast event, jointly sponsored with the Washington Business Journal, to mark the launch of the Entrepreneurship Center Program.

NAACP's D.C. Branch Starts Campaign to 'Strengthen' Black Dollar

The D.C. branch of the NAACP launched Wednesday its "Strengthen the Black Dollar" campaign to educate and empower Black consumers and businesses.

D.C. Housing Expo Gets Rave Reviews

With a theme of "We are Housing ... We are Community," more than 3,000 people poured into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest last weekend for an annual event that draws continuously growing crowds.

Prince George's County Power Plant Sold

PSEG Power, a New Jersey-based energy company, announced Wednesday that they've acquired a huge energy plant that's planned for an old gravel mine in Prince George's County.

Pepco-Exelon Merger Would Benefit All

As proud members of the Washington business community, we encourage everyone to pay close attention to the economic impacts from this merger and how it would maximize opportunities for minority-owned companies.

DC Chamber to Host Awards, Expo

The DC Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Champions Small Business Awards and Expo on Friday at the Washington Convention Center.