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4.19.2016

Made in DC Program Partners with Anacostia Arts Center



Shop Local Products at the Made in DC Open House This Weekend

By Caroline Cunningham on April 19, 2016


On Saturday, Made in DC, a program supporting local businesses that–you guessed it–make their products in DC, is popping up at the Anacostia Arts Center. Visitors to the free Made in DC open house can meet the makers while shopping local and sampling Washington-made drinks and treats.

Made in DC activities are brought about via a collaboration between the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development and Think Local First DC. Made in DC program is currently supporting 80 local businesses by acting as a liaison between the craftsmen themselves and the local government.

Just in time for the open house, on April 19, DC Council passed council member Charles Allen’s Made in DC bill, which directs the Department of Small and Local Business Development to develop a “Made in DC” logo, marketing campaign, and brand that local producers will be able to use in their own marketing.

Read full Washingtonian Magazine article here.