Is DC an appealing option for startups?

Companies that consider the options available in the Washington, DC, area might have a better chance to succeed when compared to other metros. You could purchase one of the high-quality homes for sale in Washington, DC, and get your business off the ground thanks to district officials' support.

For example, several DC agencies joined forces to host Startup Weekend in June 2012. The 54-hour event allowed developers, designers, marketers and startup enthusiasts to collaborate in an open environment.

"Startup Weekend provided the district government an excellent opportunity to partner with the local technology and business communities on identifying innovative solutions to issues that impact the way businesses are established and run in the nation’s capital," DC Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins said.

According to Hoskins, local officials have developed a simpler, more efficient license process as part of its efforts to attract new businesses. Additionally, the district will target new ways to bring innovative entrepreneurs to the area, while providing benefits to current companies to help make the area an attractive place to stay.

Additionally, Proudly Made in DC, a collection of entrepreneurs, engineers and other local professionals committed to innovation, has promoted startup development in the community. This group could help you launch your company, as it offers information and resources about startups throughout the area.