Office of the Deputy of Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is charged with executing the Mayor's economic development strategy which encourages growth and investments across the District.
Our strategy is centered on three major priorities: attracting businesses, revitalizing neighborhoods and creating jobs.
Business Attraction and Retention
The goal of this program is to bring federal, nonprofit and private partners together to expand the District's tax bases, attract and retain businesses of all sizes, bring good-paying jobs to residents and strengthen the business climate. Targeted services to advance this effort include the Development Ambassador's Program, a comprehensive set of Incentives for businesses and a dedicated team marketing to and working key audiences to sell the message of Washington, DC as a superior business location.
Creating vibrant and stable neighborhoods, rebuilding retail corridors and working hard to ensure that every District investment yields real benefits for residents and local businesses are the ideals that surround our neighborhood revitalization strategy. With an expertise in Real Estate Development, DMPED manages a portfolio of projects worth more than $13 billion. Located across all eight District Wards, the projects vary in size from small-scale neighborhood retail to the $10 billion initiative to reclaim the long-neglected Anacostia Waterfront.
Job Creation and Government Coordination
Coordinating a cluster of government agencies that regularly work with the business community, DMPED is leading the charge to create jobs for our residents by growing and supporting businesses currently in the District and attracting new businesses. To ensure District residents have the training necessary to compete for these new jobs, DMPED is creating a Workforce Intermediary that will connect residents with jobs while working closely with the Department of Employment Services to provide increased workforce development opportunities.