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Tech Startups on the Rise Across the DC Metro Area

You don’t have to look much further than Jeff Bezos’ recent purchase of venerable media titan The Washington Post to understand that technology is literally becoming interwoven within the District’s DNA. A recent report put out by the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation and Engine, a policy coalition that represents the interests of startups, indicates that the rise of the technology industry in the DC metropolitan area should come as no surprise. In fact, the District and our surrounding area rank fifth nationwide among metropolitan areas in terms of the geographic density of information and communications technology (ICT) startups.

This finding reflects seriously on the potential that tech entrepreneurs see for growth of their businesses in the Washington region. Many likely recognize that in addition to ample investment interest from venture capitalists, it will not hurt to be close to the action when some of the most significant tech policy decisions of our generation are debated on Capitol Hill.