Economic Development

The DowntownDC BID’s economic development efforts help grow and diversify the Downtown economy. The Economic Development Department offers research about the Downtown economy, fosters public/private partnerships, and assists investors, developers and policymakers in their decision-making.

The research is compiled and distributed in publications such as the State of Downtown and the DC Office Study, while the BID’s participation in many public/private initiatives—including the city’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy and DC Streetcar Financing—assures that research information gets distributed broadly, and helps bring stakeholder views into the dialogue about the economic development challenges and opportunities that impact Downtown DC.