A region where everyone can succeed

For 130 years, the Board of Trade has represented all industry sectors in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Pro-business and non-partisan, we use our tremendous convening power to drive smart, innovative solutions for inclusive economic growth and livability.

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News, blog articles, and more from the Board of Trade's programs and members.

Annual Meeting Sets the Stage for a Big Year in 2019

The 2018 Annual Meeting was a mix of Board of Trade traditions and forward-thinking big ideas.

The Board of Trade Releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Today, at the 2018 Annual Meeting, the Board of Trade released a bold, new strategic plan for the years ahead. Read the opening letter

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Featured Programs

See how we are using smart technology and innovation to drive inclusive economic growth and livability in Greater Washington.

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A smart economy requires nimble education and training institutions focused on the evolving skills needs of the private sector. The region needs top-notch K-12, vocational, and university education options.

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Rising housing costs can push workers far from their place of employment, putting more pressure on our transportation systems and aggravating commuters. We must ensure that housing supply stays in pace with demand.

Our members

Large Corporations. Start-Ups. Universities. Non-Profits. Professional Associations. Our members span a range of sectors and industries across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. As members, they enjoy year-round elevated networking and opportunities to develop their business and shape the region.

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Ridgewells has been a member of the GWBOT for over 25 years and it is hands down the best business organization that we can belong to. Their networking opportunities and events are by the most productive and rewarding, providing myself and my team numerous opportunities to meet and connect with local busin...

CEO | Ridgewells Catering
Oct 23, 2018

The Board of Trade is more than a business networking organization. I am a Board of Trade member to be part of a group of business leaders who are working together to move our region forward.


Executive Vice President | Bognet Construction
Oct 23, 2018

Accenture has been a member of the Board of Trade for decades because it is both reflective and forward looking, advances both business and community, and cares about helping both individual firms grow and the whole region thrive in the innovation economy of the 21st century.

Managing Director-Metro DC & Health and Public Service-Southeast | Accenture
Oct 24, 2018

As a member for more than 36 years, we continue to enjoy and benefit from the dedication, innovation, and unwavering leadership the Board of Trade provides. It is the connective tissue in a town of leaders and continues to champion the potential of Greater Washington to overcome obstacles and make our reg...

CEO and Brand Advocate | MDB Communications
Nov 7, 2018

The work of the Greater Washington Board of Trade is critical to bringing attention to regional projects that enhance the economic development of the D.C. metro region. Our company sees great value in collaboration among member companies and government stakeholders....

Vice President, Power & Energy Services Business Unit Lead | AECOM
Nov 7, 2018
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Upcoming Events

The Board of Trade hosts some form of event nearly every week of the year. These events range from productive working meetings to social gatherings to high-profile, ballroom-sized signature conferences.

Jan 09

Executive Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Jan 16

Executive Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Get more in-depth information and perspective on the Board of Trade's vision for the region and our strategy for the years ahead.

Igniting a Smart Region Movement

A smart region is more than just big data, technological connectivity, and efficiency. It's about creating an interpersonal relationship between a region and its people. Read this framing document to get an early look at our vision for a smart region.

2019-2021 Strategic Action Plan

This strategic plan outlines how the Board of Trade will drive inclusive economic growth and improve livability in the region while providing value to its corporate and nonprofit members.

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