Monday, December 2, 2013

Mayor Gray's regular bi-weekly presser, Dec. 3

Mayor Gray's regular biweekly presser takes place December 3 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at City Market at O Street (770 P St NW, 9th Floor).

The press conference includes a progress report on The Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for the District of Columbia (PDF) (executive summary (PDF)).   DM Victor Hoskins will join the mayor to talk about the progress made.   Goals of the strategy, according to the DMPED website, are

To identify Washington, DC as an ultimate worldwide destination spot

To create a roadmap of prosperity in Washington, DC

To bring together a meaningful community of businesses, civic leaders, academic organizations, and other stakeholders of Washington, DC

To forge the most business-friendly economy in the

To grow the most competitive technology presence on the East Coast

To preserve Washington, DC's signature shops and family destinations and to end retail leakage

To develop a best-in-class, global medical center

To become the top North American destination for foreign investment in businesses and tourists

To increase job opportunities in Washington, DC

To make Washington, DC one city

Mayor Gray's schedule is posted online at midnight for the following day.

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