Washington DC Economic Partnership

New Light Technologies (NLT) has partnered with the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) to develop interactive tools to monitor the economic health of the District of Columbia. NLT is currently using data from Yelp and OpenTable to visualize for WDCEP the impact of COVID-19 on local restaurants and eateries. 

The WDCEP is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to actively position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in Washington, D.C.

The WDCEP is the central organization in Washington, D.C., that connects public and private sectors, neighborhoods, and real estate communities to local, national, and international audiences. It does so by leveraging its historical knowledge of the city’s business and economic climate, accurate analytics, data, research, community partners and access. 

The WDCEP’s purpose and success lifts up its partners in the city by facilitating dynamic relationships with technology visionaries, artists, real estate entrepreneurs, small & local businesses, retailers & restaurants, and global investors. The WDCEP stays one step ahead of the vibrant and evolving economic landscape by monitoring the pulse of D.C.’s developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and big and small businesses.

WDCEP’s primary initiatives & targeted industries include:

  • Promoting and marketing Washington, D.C., for economic development
  • Retail, restaurants, and neighborhood services
  • Small business and entrepreneurship
  • Hi-technology organizations and technology startups
  • Real estate and development