A region where everyone can succeed

For 130 years, the Board of Trade has represented all industry sectors in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Pro-business and non-partisan, we use our tremendous convening power to drive smart, innovative solutions for inclusive economic growth and livability.

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News, blog articles, and more from the Board of Trade's programs and members.

How Closing the Opportunity Divide Will Strengthen Our Workforce

Guylaine Saint Juste, executive director of the National Capital Region chapter of Year Up, shares her thoughts on why companies should think differently about where good talent can come from.

Our Best Events of 2019

The Board of Trade hosts a lot of events throughout the year, many at unique and memorable venues. Here are a few of our favorites from 2019. Which ones did you attend?

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Featured Programs

See how we are using smart technology and innovation to drive inclusive economic growth and livability in Greater Washington.


Technology and innovation can make day-to-day life safer and more convenient for residents, which benefits the business climate.


Transportation should be safe, reliable, affordable, and convenient.

Our members

Large Corporations. Start-Ups. Universities. Non-Profits. Professional Associations. Our members span a range of sectors and industries across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. As members, they enjoy year-round elevated networking and opportunities to develop their business and shape the region.

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Ridgewells has been a member of the Board of Trade for over 25 years. It is hands-down the best business organization that we belong to. Their networking opportunities are by far the most productive and rewarding.

CEO | Ridgewells Catering
Oct 23, 2018

The Board of Trade is more than a business networking organization. I am a Board of Trade member to be part of a group of business leaders who are working together to move our region forward.

Executive Vice President | Bognet Construction
Oct 23, 2018

Accenture has been a member of the Board of Trade for decades because it is both reflective and forward looking, advances both business and community, and cares about helping both individual firms grow and the whole region thrive in the innovation economy of the 21st century.

Managing Director-Metro DC & Health and Public Service-Southeast | Accenture
Oct 24, 2018

As a member for more than 36 years, we continue to enjoy and benefit from the dedication, innovation, and unwavering leadership the Board of Trade provides. It is the connective tissue in a town of leaders and continues to champion the potential of Greater Washington to overcome obstacles—now and into the future.

CEO and Brand Advocate | MDB Communications
Nov 7, 2018
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Upcoming Events

The Board of Trade hosts some form of event nearly every week of the year. These events range from productive working meetings to social gatherings to high-profile, ballroom-sized signature conferences.

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Get more in-depth information and perspective on the Board of Trade's vision for the region and our strategy for the years ahead.

Igniting a Smart Region Movement

A smart region is more than just big data, technological connectivity, and efficiency. It's about creating an interpersonal relationship between a region and its people. Read this framing document to get an early look at our vision for a smart region.

2019-2021 Strategic Action Plan

This strategic plan outlines how the Board of Trade will drive inclusive economic growth and improve livability in the region while providing value to its corporate and nonprofit members.

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