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Development Corporation of Columbia Heights

The Development Corporation of Columbia Heights (DCCH) is a private, nonprofit community development corporation whose purpose is to further the economic development of the Washington, D.C. area, particularly the Columbia Heights and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods. DCCH’s Business Development Division offers support services and technical assistance designed to expand the capacities of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.


  • Individualized one-on-one consulting
  • Real estate acquisition and development

Technical Assistance Offered

Business Concept
Start-up feasibility analysis
Business Plan
Business plan development
Business start-up information
Business operations and management
Small business certifications
Business licensing and registration assistance
DCRA – regulatory
Budget, Financing & Lending
Access to capital
Accounting and financial planning
Booking keeping assistance
Contract & Procurement
Federal and local government certification
Market research
Business development
Customer service
Real Estate & Façade
Real estate and leasing
Storefront improvement
Property improvements
Site location assistance
Storefront improvement
Real estate issues
Access to capital
Financial forecasting
Cash flow analysis
Grant writing assistance
Great Streets grant assistance
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning

Locations Helped

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