The DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District ‐ based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial districts. DSLBD envisions a business environment in which: DC businesses are connected in real-time with local, federal, and global business opportunities; businesses navigate government quickly, confidently, and effectively; and, every entrepreneur and business with a great idea and a great plan has the capital to make it happen.
DSLBD focuses on the following programmatic areas that work to sustain and grow small and local businesses: Certified Business Enterprise Certification; Local Business Development; Federal Business Development; International Business Development; and, Commercial Revitalization.
To learn more about DSLBD’s program and services, please visit us www.dslbd.dc.gov.
FastTrac DC is currently offered in conjunction with The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). NCRC currently manages the following business centers:
DC Women’s Business Center
The Washington, DC Women's Business Center (DCWBC) is a business development organization that serves women entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC Capitol Region. The DCWBC is managed by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). The DCWBC provides training and consulting to assist in the growth of women-owned businesses in federal procurement opportunities. For more information about DCWBC, click here.
Small Business Teaming Center
The NCRC's Small Business Teaming Center puts together teams of small businesses with complementary capabilities to allow them to compete for large federal contracts they would not be able to win individually. To learn more about the DC Small Business Center, please click here.
MBDA Business Center
Minority-owned firms seeking to penetrate new markets — domestic & global — and growing in size and scale, can access business experts at a MBDA Business Center. Whether it’s securing capital, competing for a contract, identifying a strategic partner or becoming export-ready, your success is our priority. Contact the DC MBDA Business Center by clicking here.