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Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Local Spotlight

4:00PM  - 8:00PM

We believe that DC's Food and Beverage community demonstrates the vibrant spirit of collaboration which represents the best of our proud city's past, present, and future.  Our organization seeks to build upon the momentum from the past three years of great NE-based events and prepare to showcase F+B production in a different quadrant each year to come. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit each of the participating vendors.


4 Tips: Farm to Table Entrepreneurs

Kenneth Wu, who recently launched Milk and Eggs in his hometown of Los Angeles, offers four ways to maximize productivity for small biz entrepreneurs.


"Our mistakes make us stronger!" 

On May 15, the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development in partnership with Think Local First DC, presented the first District of Columbia Retail Summit at The Line Hotel DC. If you missed this important summit, make sure to watch it, as the outcomes are a driver for building a stronger DC Retail Economy.

HOUSING: Is it hard to build and maintain inexpensive housing?

Marketwatch tracks the process of how an affordable housing project comes into a neighborhood or community. The article focuses on specific projects in DC as well. Let us know your thoughts.

BEVERAGE: The Beer Boom in Oregon

Oregon has become well-known for its craft brewery scene.  In fact, 42,000 jobs have been created in Oregon thanks to the beer industry and its popularity among those who want to try locally made craft beers, according to the Beer Institute Organization. Learn more about the beer tourism trend.

BUSINESS: DC Makes #6 - Best Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs

With Miami ranking #1, according to Small Business Trends, DC has ranked #6 for 2019 best cities for startup owners of color and minorities. Washington D.C. is a growing and diversified economy. The city is believed to draw more than 18 million visitors annually generating more than $4 billion. Learn more about the other ranking cities.

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