Business Environment

We advocate for policies and regional initiatives that make the DMV a great place to do business.

The Board of Trade brings together all the right pieces to address critical opportunities and meet the challenges of our time. We convene the people and organizations that drive innovation and growth in the Greater Washington region. 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 and business community.



The Board of Trade is a member of HireLocalDC, which is a coalition of employers and employer organizations working together to ensure that DC residents obtain DC’s “good” jobs (defied as jobs on a career pathway to a salary that can support a family in the high-cost Washington, DC area, about $65,000 a year, and offer conditions for stability and growth). Learn more at

Council of Economic Development Organizations (CEDO)

The Board of Trade hosts officials from area economic development organizations 3-4 times per year for open discussions on the region’s economic development opportunities.

Chambers’ Dinners

The Board of Trade hosts executives and chairs of area chambers of commerce for dinner 3-4 times per year to discuss regional issues facing the business environment and opportunities for collective advocacy.

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