The Board of Trade is a strategic, member-driven association of leaders focused on elevating the region’s inclusive growth and global competitiveness while improving member organizations through relationships, advocacy, analysis, and targeted programs and initiatives.


The Board of Trade harnesses creativity and collaboration to pioneer solutions that drive inclusive growth and elevate the region’s global standing for the benefit of the entire community.


The Board of Trade is the highest-level networking outlet across multiple sectors. Membership accelerates business development, cultivates communities of practice, builds sustaining relationships, and improves the region’s economy.


The Board of Trade advances regional policy initiatives, drives infrastructure needs and generates innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

A Region Where Everyone Can Succeed

For 135 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, insights, articles, and more from the Board of Trade and members.

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Potomac Conference: Regional leaders and stakeholders collaborate of public safety

After a 12-year hiatus, the Potomac Conference met at the Catholic University of America on July 9 to discuss the region...

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Featured Programs & Events

Explore key programs that foster collaboration and growth.

Potomac Conference

After a 12-year hiatus, the Potomac Conference met on July 9 to discuss the region’s economy, transportation, and security, focusing on one key point – public safety.
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2024 Fall Business Classic

A cherished event among Board of Trade members, the FBC at the National Law Enforcement Museum promises an engaging evening filled with networking and socializing.

2024 Annual Meeting

Since 1889, the Board of Trade's Annual Meeting unites leaders to commemorate our achievements, shape strategic direction, and cultivate meaningful connections.

Our Members

Large Corporations. Start-Ups. Universities. Non-Profits. Government. Our members span a range of sectors and industries across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Together, we collaborate to amplify what is working well, aggregate our resources for greater impact, and identify and close gaps to generate bold and positive change for our dynamic region.

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What Could you Do With a Board of Trade Membership?

As a convener, the Board of Trade brings together voices from across our region, enabling all of us to better collaborate and increase our impact in the Greater Washington marketplace.

Radha Muthiah

President & CEO | Capital Area Food Bank

The Board of Trade excels at convening, creating partnerships, and working across sectors to build a more prosperous business environment and strong community across our region.

Jermiane Johnson

Regional President Greater Washington and Virginia | PNC

The Board of Trade enabled me to connect with the business community by maintaining and strengthening relationships and even fostering new ones.

Anne Kress

President | Northern Virginia Community College

I’ve been involved in many business organizations over the years and found great value in being a member of the Board of Trade. I’ve formed long-lasting relationships with key business community leaders as well developed meaningful relationships with current and potential clients.

Ernie Jarvis

Vice Chairman | Savills North America

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