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Department of Small and Local Business Development
 

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DSLBD partners with local DC government agencies, non-profits, and Federal partners to operate programming to support justice-involved DC residents (reentering citizens or those on parole or probation) to open, own, and operate their own businesses. 

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Tools you need to grow your business and become more competitive.

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Provides preference to DC firms pursuing procurement opportunities.

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How to apply for a Joint Venture.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

DSLBD offers personalized business counseling and competitive insights for navigating the government contracting process successfully.

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Developers that enter into CBE Agreements with the District on private projects are required to subcontract at least 35 percent of the project’s adjusted budget to CBEs. 

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District agencies are required to spend at least 50 percent of their expendable budgets with SBEs.

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Learn more about the MWAA certification program and securing contracting opportunities. 

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ExportDC

Help expand international presence of DC small businesses.

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Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods

Our revitalization programs help retail corridors and neighborhoods.