2021 State of Downtown Forum



04/22/2021 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm



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The 2020 State of Downtown Report released Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Join DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) for a virtual discussion of the data and analysis presented in its State of Downtown 2020 report, focusing on the performance of DowntownDC’s economic sectors. This virtual event will provide a candid conversation around the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the downtown economy as well as opportunities to pursue recovery in 2021 and beyond.

Replay the 2021 State of Downtown Virtual Forum below.



  • Neil Albert, President & CEO, DowntownDC BID

Opening Remarks

  • Phil Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia
  • Brooke Pinto, Ward 2 Councilmember

Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Moderator: Neil Albert
  • Panelists:
    • Heather Arnold, CEO & Founder, Via Metrics
    • Tom Fulcher, Vice Chairman, Savills North America
    • Kathy Hollinger, President & CEO, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
    • Solomon Keene, Jr., President & CEO, Hotel Association of Washington, DC
    • John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Closing Remarks

  • DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser