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Washington, DC: The Connected Capital

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Washington, DC is a top city for social entrepreneurs, the most educated city in the U.S., and offers unmatched access to federal government and policy leaders. These factors and many more have helped establish the nation’s capital as a leader in key industries such as tech, biotech/pharma, education and medical. Washington, DC is an industry knowledge hub that adds value and enhances international programs.

As the connected Capital continues to expand its knowledge economy, those working in sustainability, transportation and government advocacy have also taken notice. Meeting planners will find major sustainability advancements, transformative public transportation initiatives and access to the country’s leaders and lawmakers in DC, which benefit their attendees, sponsors and bottom line.

The intellectual capital boasts 21 higher education institutions throughout the region and claims the most cybersecurity jobs—more than 27,000—in the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, DC is the most educated city, creating a qualified workforce by its residents, and a hot spot for innovation. These factors and more establish DC as a knowledge hub with access to robust assets unlike any other city, and one of the top destinations to host meetings.

The one thing Washington, DC has that no other city can compete with is its access to the U.S. federal government. Entrepreneurs and investors can learn more about regulations in their respective industries, make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and learn how to form better partnerships between their businesses and U.S. government agencies. With the access DC provides, meeting planners can support their delegate base and grow their sponsorship dollars and exhibitor footprint.

Washington, DC offers a value-added approach for meetings and conventions, especially for organizations within the technology, biotech/pharmaceutical, education and medical spaces. By gaining unrivaled access to venture capitalists, government leaders, tech startups and cybersecurity experts, you can experience the DC difference.

Learn more about the “Connected Capital” here.