Kojo In Your Community: Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship And Employment East Of The River
What does it take to open a business in a neighborhood that some residents feel has traditionally lacked shops, restaurants and entertainment?
As development ramps up East of the River — a new sports and entertainment arena in Congress Heights, Busboys and Poets in Anacostia, along with smaller local businesses — are longtime business owners, new entrepreneurs, and job seekers able to take advantage of the new growth? What are the businesses that are setting up shop — and will they serve the community surrounding them? And what efforts are being made to help residents find and keep jobs that will allow them to navigate the rapidly changing employment market in the District?