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The Made in DC Program supports and promotes the city’s makers.
Discover locally-made products making the District unique.

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Director of DSLBD: Kristi C. Whitfield

Kristi C. Whitfield is an executive, entrepreneur, and urban planner with over 20 years of experience implementing change. Kristi believes deeply in the impact that place and opportunity has on the well-being of individuals and communities. Kristi joined the ranks of entrepreneurs in 2006 first as a consultant, then at the helm of a transportation and logistics company, and most recently as the co-founder of Curbside Cupcakes. Based on these experiences, Kristi is passionate about driving resources to small businesses and helping them grow.

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2022 Robust Retail Citywide Grants @SmallBizDC
is open. DSLBD intends to award up to $7,500 per business. Deadline to apply is June 8th. Email Sharon Taylor at if you have any questions. @theBVDCenter

Are you a District-based, brick and mortar, #smallbusiness owner? Apply for a #DSLBD #RobustRetailGrant today!

You could be eligible to receive up to $7,500 in funds for your business!💰
⏰ Apply by June 8th at 2pm eastern