Chamber Initiatives

Our Region. We’re business-friendly, highly-educated and skilled, and continue to offer opportunities for economic growth, commerce and industry. The DC Chamber of Commerce is proud to be part of this tradition.

Our Work. The DC Chamber is committed to engaging our members. Our committees are structured to provide a forum to collaborate on important business issues that play a role in the decision making of the organization. Our work groups provide a platform for local professionals to play active roles in expanding opportunities for all DC businesses. We also have industry council groups focused on establishing business-to-business relationships and improving policies specific to each industry.

City Initiatives

A primary goal of the District of Columbia is to make the city a viable place to do business. Our local DC Government offers development initiatives and incentive programs geared toward the betterment of the economy and work force. Please refer to the District of Columbia’s web page below to learn more about these exciting programs.

Read more. DC Five Year Economic Development Plan.

 International DC program

If you are looking to expand your business internationally, the DC Chamber of Commerce connects the DC business community to global opportunities and leverages resources and partnerships to offer programs and services to strengthen DC’s role in international trade.

We conduct seminars on various countries and trade topics related to current issues involving international trade activities and the global economy.  We also coordinate confidential business advisory services provided by skilled professionals.  Sessions are conducted by appointment and emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to export questions.

International DC provides access to multiple partners to help local businesses establish or increase a presence in overseas markets. Our resource partners include Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, DC Department of Small & Local Business Development and U.S. Commercial Services and other agencies.

The International Business Guide provides relevant information for foreign firms considering entering the U.S. market and establishing a presence in Washington, DC.

International Business Guide (English)

International Business Guide (Chinese)

For further information, contact Margaret Singleton, Vice President of Contracts & Programs, 202.638.7336 or


International Business Resources