D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the Washington DC Economic Partnership recently announced that the DC Retail Summit will return for a third consecutive year.
The half-day virtual presentation, which is free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, will feature one-on-one conversations and panels that explore the District’s business community’s pivot over the past year as well as what’s next for D.C. retail and restaurants,
“Local businesses have sacrificed so much and supported our community throughout the pandemic, and as we continue forward, we are constantly thinking about new ways we can support our workers and businesses,” Bowser said in a statement. “This year’s retail summit is another opportunity to hear from businesses, share ideas, and understand how we can work together in the weeks and months ahead.”
This year’s summit will touch on managing the current economy, equitable growth and social responsibility, according to the deputy mayor’s office. Discussion topics include exploring where to invest, how to improve the city’s workplace communities, how to demonstrate measurable actions and the commitment to the future of retail.
“The pandemic has been tough, but we are tougher and we will show we are the District of Comebacks,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. “During this year’s summit, we will hear best practices, success stories and more from local businesses and the ways the District government has stepped up to support them. We look forward to engaging with entrepreneurs of all types as we continue our economic recovery.”
For more information and to RSVP, go to https://wdcep.co/RetailSummit21.

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