Washington, DC Launches “Digital DC” in Support of Burgeoning Tech Community

Marketing initiative celebrates and champions resources for technology-based companies in the nation's capital.

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The launch of Digital DC is a testament to the growth, success and maturity of DC’s startup ecosystem.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2014

Ranked as the best educated city in America, the best city for college graduates, and No. 1 tech hotspot, Washington, DC has become an ideal city to start and grow technology companies. With a Five-Year Economic Development Strategy aimed at creating 100,000 new jobs and generating $1 billion in new tax revenue, Washington, DC’s tech scene is rapidly expanding making the District an increasingly exciting headquarters for technology startups. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the Washington, DC Economic Partnership have launched Digital DC, a marketing and branding campaign and economic development initiative to promote Washington, D.C. as the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy.

The Digital DC initiative will enrich the technology ecosystem with:

  •     Digital DC Branding Campaign – the launch of a dedicated website, http://www.digitaldc.co, branded social media platforms, and sponsored events.
  •     Digital DC Tech Fund (DDCTF) – an entrepreneurial induction program designed to provide training, access to networks, capital, and resources for early-stage tech entrepreneurs in the District.
  •     Digital DC Tech Corridor – the establishment of a technology corridor (7th St NW/New York Ave NW to Georgia Ave NW/Kansas Ave NW) to establish a pipeline and clustered ecosystem of tech talent near the District’s existing tech hub within Gallery Place/Chinatown.

“The launch of Digital DC is a testament to the growth, success and maturity of DC’s startup ecosystem,” said Keith Sellars, President and CEO of Washington, DC Economic Development Partnership. “Through these initial facets of the initiative, Digital DC will proudly support and promote this vibrant and unique community of local and international innovation-based businesses that are thriving in the District.”

Digital DC officially launches March 5, 2014 at an evening event at the WeWork WonderBread Factory location at 641 S Street, NW. Mayor Gray will kick off the celebration of Digital DC with remarks at 5:30 pm.

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About Digital DC
"Digital DC" is a marketing and branding campaign and economic development initiative to promote the District of Columbia as the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the world for technology companies and venture capital investment, Digital DC represents and supports the vibrant, dedicated, and unique community of local and international tech and innovation-based businesses that are thriving in the District. The Digital DC initiative will highlight the growing number of District-based tech companies, provide the best resources to cultivate digital companies relocating and developing in the District, and supply job and training opportunities. Visit http://www.digitaldc.co for more information.

About Washington, DC Economic Partnership
Washington, DC Economic Partnership: A 501(c)(3) organization, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership promotes business opportunities throughout the District and contributes to business retention and attraction activities. WDCEP is the first point of access for real estate and corporate executives seeking market and demographic information, information about the city and incentives, and real estate investment. WDCEP publishes several reports on the market including the DC Development Report and the Neighborhood Profiles. For more information, visit http://www.wdcep.com - See more at: http://www.wdcep.com/press-release/congresswoman-eleanor-holmes-norton-to-receive-economic-development-leadership-award/#sthash.6txsxB5f.dpuf.


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