how does the strategy fit with other plans?

The economic strategy is focused on advancing inclusive prosperity in DC via the business climate – that is, by growing the commercial tax base, creating jobs, and fostering innovation. It complements other plans addressing topics critical to the economic health of the District, particularly those related to affordable housing, which is essential to DC’s continued prosperity and inclusiveness, and workforce development, which must work hand-in-hand with economic development efforts. The economic strategy is also closely coordinated with plans addressing transportation, education, culture, health and community development, and its relationship to such plans is described below.


Plans that provide a foundation for economic growth and complement the Economic Strategy


  • Move DC: 25-year vision for the transportation system of DC (2014)
  • Supports DC’s economic growth by ensuring a reliable, safe and multi-modal transportation network that ensures workers can get to jobs across the region

Learn more about Move DC by visiting

Affordable Housing

  • Consolidated Plan: Priorities for the District’s housing and community development needs  (2016)
  • Preservation Strike Force Report: An action plan to preserve the District’s existing affordable housing covenants set to expire in 2020 (2016)
  • Comprehensive Plan: 20-year framework that guides future growth and development, including housing (2011)
  • Support economic growth by producing a housing supply that enables residents of all income levels to safely live in DC

To learn more about the Consolidated Plan visit

To learn more about the Preservation Strike Force Report visit 

To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan visit


  • Sustainable DC: 20-year plan to make DC the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the US. (2013)
  • Climate Action Plan: Plan to reduce the carbon footprint of the DC government and overview of actions that others can take to address greenhouse gas emissions from our community as a whole (2011)
  • Both support DC’s economic growth by creating a green and healthy city attractive to talent and employer and by making DC more resilient

To learn more about Sustainable DC visit

To learn more about the Climate Action Plan visit


  • A Capital Commitment: DCPS’s Strategic Plan to build a high-quality, vibrant school district (2017)
  • Supports DC’s economic growth by preparing youth with the skills needed to succeed in our economy

Learn more about A Capital Commitment by visiting


  • Age-Friendly DC: Strategic plan for DC to become an age-friendly city under the terms of the WHO Age-Friendly Environments Initiative (2014)
  • Supports DC’s economic growth by making the District a place where people can thrive at all ages

Learn more about Age-Friendly DC by visiting


Plans that informed the content of the Economic Strategy


  • WIOA Unified State Plan: 4-year workforce development strategy for DC’s workforce and adult education system  (2016)
  • Informed Strategy’s high-demand growth sectors and talent initiatives

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  • Pathways to Inclusion Report: Report highlighting the current state of tech inclusion in DC and how the District can create the most inclusive innovation ecosystems on the East Coast (2016)
  • Several Strategy initiatives were recommended in the Report, e.g. Tech Career Pathways Pledge

Learn more about the Pathways to Inclusion Report by visiting

Business Environment

  • Business Regulatory Reform Task Force Report: Report outlining 16 recommendations to improve DC’s business environment (2014)
  • Informed Strategy’s permitting redesign initiative and will help guide workplan for execution

Learn more about the Business Regulatory Reform Task Force Report by visiting


Plans that informed and were informed by the Economic Strategy


  • Working Group on Jobs, Wages and Benefits: Recommendations to improve DC’s competitive position, attract and retain businesses, protect and promote commercial diversity, promote the creation and retention of well-paying jobs, and create pathways to the middle class. (in development)
  • Expert testimony from the Working Group informed the Strategy, and economic analysis and stakeholder feedback from Strategy engagement informed the Working Group report

Learn more about the Working Group on Jobs, Wages, and Benefits by visiting

Arts and Culture

  • Cultural Plan: Developing plan that will define a vision for how together we can strengthen and invest in people, places and communities that define culture within the nation’s capital (in development)
  • Stakeholder feedback from Cultural Plan and Economic Strategy engagements was shared between respective teams to shape action

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Land Use and Long-term Growth

  • Comprehensive Plan: 20-year framework that guides future growth and development (2011)
  • Provided long-term plan for growth that informed Strategy; also stakeholder feedback from Comprehensive Plan amendment and Economic Strategy engagements was shared between respective teams to shape action

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  • Smarter DC: A collection of smart city-aligned projects and opportunities across all 8 wards (ongoing)
  • Past projects offer a base from which to grow smart cities and civic solutions commercial activity, and future Smarter DC activities can further support growth of Smart Cities and Social Impact opportunity areas defined by the Strategy

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  • Resilient DC: a roadmap for environmental and economic resilience (coming in 2017)
  • The Strategy offers guidance for the roadmap’s economic resilience approach, and early roadmap planning discussions informed the Economic Strategy’s concept of resilience.

Learn more about Resilient DC by visiting