DC's vibrant, diverse, and growing economy
Washington, DC is a city that welcomes all, cherishing the contributions of its diverse residents and global community. This is why DC is the third most livable city in the country, recognized as a cultural epicenter and historic center of black culture.
It’s the city where lifestyle and community meets innovation and impact; where history, heritage, passion, and diversity are the pride of its residents. Washington, DC interweaves street-born beats with the classically trained. An evening in DC can range from DC-born go-go music to classical opera at the Kennedy Center; marching bands to gospel choirs; Smithsonian museums to the first US punk rock scene; tradition to counterculture.
From sports to food, Washington, DC is baseball at Nationals Park and Goodman League street basketball; the 9:30 Club and jazz in the National Sculpture garden; a half-smoke and Michelin-star gastronomy; Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall and a hike through Rock Creek Park.