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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.

State of Black Women Report Unveiled

Results from a report on the state of African-American women revealed that economic struggles continue despite promising data overall.

Juice Bar in Anacostia Provides Raw Food, Jobs

Turning Natural Juice Bar takes the spotlight in the second part of the Businesses on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. series for their work in providing jobs for residents and introducing new healthy flavors to the neighborhood.

Dad-Daughter Duo Use Art to Enhance Congress Heights

When local businessman Phinis Jones moved out of his office space in Congress Heights, his daughter Keyona Jones-Lindsay took over the building to use it as a space for creativity and culture and bring the first art gallery of its ...

Businesses Say Street Cars Not Worth the Trouble

One week after the launch of the DC Streetcar, most store owners and businesses along the H Street corridor in northeast Washington said they are seeing little to no change in business.

Pepco, Exelon Present Alternative Proposal

Despite growing — if not insurmountable — odds against a merger, Pepco and Exelon proposed Monday three approaches — any one of which, if approved, would prevent the loss of more than $78 million in direct benefits for the District ...

Bowser Provides Details on Cuba Trip

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with a regional delegation led by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, traveled to Cuba to establish diplomatic relations and business opportunities and promote economic and cultural opportunities in the District.

Prince George's County Networking Event Promotes Prosperity

More than 100 business owners from Prince George's County gathered recently at Sobe Restaurant and Lounge in Greenbelt to network with the county's Economic Development Corporation.

Black Firm to Shape MGM Image

R&R Resources +, a certified minority business enterprise, has been selected to oversee brand marketing efforts for MGM National Harbor, the $1.3 billion casino and resort project being constructed along the Potomac River in Prince George's County.