The new Made in D.C. retail kiosk at Washington National Airport offers visitors the opportunity to purchase D.C.-produced food and goods, from nail lacquer to environmentally sustainable chocolate.
It has been in operation since early May, but the official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place this Thursday at noon. Folks don’t even need a plane ticket to scope it out—it’s located in Terminal B before the security lines.
This opening is another development in the District’s bid to support locally produced businesses. After the D.C. Council unanimously passed “Made in D.C.” legislation in 2016, small businesses could become certified under the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development as “verified local businesses.” Certification allows them to display official “Made in D.C.” logos on their products and marketing materials, and gain access to other resources like workshops and networking.