Economic Development Advocacy

Economic growth must be the priority for every community. CNHED works with our members, other advocates and policymakers to strengthen and cultivate the District’s community development economy. We not only work with our partners to advocate for policies, initiatives and programs that promote job creation and encourage investment, but also ones that address racial inequity and result in equitable economic prosperity throughout all District communities.

Working Groups & Committees

CNHED’s economic development working groups are open to members and non-members dedicated to solving some of the most important equitable development issues facing Washington, DC. These groups are formed from key advocacy priorities identified by CNHED’s Economic Development Committee. Each working group is chaired by a CNHED Board member who reports the group’s strategies to the appropriate committee. To get involved please complete the online sign up form or simply stop by a meeting.

Economic Development Committee

Last Thursdays
10:00 - 11:30 am

Promoting community economic development as a pathway towards economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.

Greater Voice for Small Business Working Group

3rd Wednesdays
10:00 - 11:30 am

Promoting equal access to contracting and procurement opportunities by local small businesses.

Small Business Support Working Group

2nd Wednesdays
10:00 - 11:30 am

Advocating for DC’s small business community to improve funding, coordination and quality of technical assistance, increasing access to capital, and the sustainability of businesses along the District’s neighborhood commercial corridors.

Workforce Development Working Group

1st Wednesdays
10:00 - 11:30 am

Improving collaborative efforts in support of residents’ right and capacity to work and earn a living wage.

“Workforce Fridays” Meet-Ups

Scheduled on a Friday of every month
10:00 am - Noon

Peer-learning opportunities designed for local practitioners, employers and stakeholder partners to share, learn and elevate approaches, programs and services, and best practices to train and equip a skilled workforce (or prepare local residents for high-demand employment opportunities that pay a living wage).

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