The Old Takoma Business Association (OBTA)’s mission is to bring together businesses, residents and community organizations to build and sustain a vibrant commercial district and preserve the neighborhood’s rich history. OBTA’s focus is on the entire Takoma business district from the Takoma Junction in Takoma Park, MD to the Takoma Theater in Washington, DC. OTBA works on issues essential to independently-owned, local businesses and to a thriving community.


  • One-on-one individualized counseling
  • Quarterly membership meetings
  • Networking events

Technical Assistance Offered

Budget, Financing & Lending
Access to capital
Market research
Access to capital
Grant writing assistance
Great Streets grant assistance
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning

Locations Helped

Takoma Park Ward 4

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