Greater Washington Initiative

Greater Washington Initiative

The Greater Washington Initiative (GWI) is the regional economic development, marketing and research organization that promotes the Greater Washington region as the premier business destination. GWI was formed on the premise that the region must be promoted as a whole in order to compete successfully for economic growth.

The Greater Washington region, as defined by GWI, encompasses the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. It is the nation’s 4 th largest region in both gross regional product ($408B USD) and population (6.2M).

Established in 1995 as a private-public partnership and an affiliate of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, GWI markets the Greater Washington region as a vibrant, economically and culturally diverse community for domestic and international business through the collaboration of public and private leaders.

For more information, visit the Greater Washington Initiative's website at www.greaterwashington.org.