State of Downtown 2015


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The year 2015 was an improvement over 2014 for the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) as many sectors of the Downtown economy set one or more performance records and performed strongly relative to the rest of D.C., suburban neighbors and other large U.S. cities. There were more people in Downtown on a daily basis than ever before in 2015, and multiple transportation options facilitated travel to Downtown despite declining Metrorail ridership and congested streets. Downtown’s quality of life continued to become more vibrant and attractive as the BID in collaboration with the D.C. government and other partners worked daily to manage and improve conditions and the Downtown experience.

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