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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.

Girl Entrepreneurs Receive Life Lessons

Sixteen African-American girls in the Greater Washington Area have received a real boost in making their entrepreneurial ambitions come true thanks to an all-encompassing mentorship program called "Girlpreneur."

Decision Day Nears for Prince George's Council on Baker Tax Proposal

Under water, overtaxed and overextended were just some of the adjectives used by residents who continue to voice concern over Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's proposed 15 percent property tax increase.

The Wealth Factory Makes Its Mark in D.C.

In honor of its 80th anniversary, Industrial Bank, the oldest African-American bank in D.C., held a competition to award $80,000 in grants to five local African-American-owned businesses.

D.C. Adds Nearly 4K Jobs in April

D.C. added 3,800 jobs in April, the city's Department of Employment Services reported Wednesday.

Wal-Mart Expands Jobs Program for D.C.-Area Veterans

Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it is guaranteeing a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the 2013 launch of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, expanding a program made to honor veterans in the D.C. ...

Prince George's County Touts Retail Potential at Business Convention

A top official for the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) who led its business development team this week at an annual convention in Las Vegas said the team's main focus is attracting "quality retail businesses" to the county.

Supreme Court Nixes Md. Income Tax Law

The Supreme Court struck down Monday a Maryland income tax that effectively double-taxed residents for earning income in other states.

Building Development Industry Titans Honored

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and real estate developers celebrated the achievements of their colleagues during an annual awards ceremony in a premier hotel located in the heart of a thriving D.C. neighborhood.

Industrial Bank Makes Dreams Come True

Banks by definition are in the business of making money — primarily through carefully considered loans and investments. But one local bank has expanded its scope of services by doing the unthinkable: giving money away.