Workforce Development: Modern Entrepreneurship Project

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  The Economic Growth DC Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Modern Entrepreneurship Project. It is a micro-finance/micro-enterprise program designed in partnership with the International Executive Service Corps, and the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance. If you or someone you know has a small business they’d like to expand, or a great… Read more »Read more

Education: Code4Life Update

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¬† ¬† ¬†   The Economic Growth DC Foundation’s Code4Life initiative is moving towards its launch. Code4Life is an after school program offering instruction in basic computer programming to middle and high school DCPS/Charter school students. For more information on the program, including how you can help, visit the Foundation’s website at http://egdcfoundation.org. You can… Read more »Read more

Workforce Development: Operation Capstone

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  Ban the box makes it illegal to ask a job applicant about criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment is made. It is an expression of frustration on the part of District policymakers about the poor job prospects that residents returning to the District from incarceration face.¬†Unfortunately, ban the box is likely… Read more »Read more

Washington Business Report

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Our executive director, Dave Oberting, was a guest on the Washington Business Report, which aired on Sunday, 6/22. He was joined by entrepreneur Mark Ein for a discussion of DC’s economy with host Rebecca Cooper. The video is below: http://bcove.me/7kqqinmpRead more

What We’re Doing in Technology

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The District of Columbia had a $109.4 billion economy in 2012. An astounding 35% of that economy was derived from government spending. The national average for the 50 states is about 11%. The District desperately needs to diversify its economy away from the federal government. Technology is the best path to achieving that goal for… Read more »Read more