2017 State of Downtown Forum

Events / 2017 State of Downtown Forum

Please join us for a panel discussion on our exclusive State of Downtown report.

At the forum, the BID will unveil its 2016 State of Downtown Report— the annual report that has become the definitive analysis of DowntownDC’s economy. This report highlights and analyzes Downtown’s growth and economic trends and how they relate to D.C. and regional trends. [View past State of Downtown Reports here.]

Registered attendees are invited to enjoy a complimentary breakfast from 8-8:30am prior to the forum (8:30-10:00am).

This year's panel will feature key downtown stakeholders as well as closing remarks from Mayor Muriel Bowser.


Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO, Destination DC

Karen Goff, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal  (Moderator)

Matthew Klein, President and CEO, Akridge

Phil Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia

Paul Tetreault, Director, Ford’s Theatre

Chris Wisner, Assistant Commissioner, U.S. General Services Administration Public Building Service Office of Leasing

Closing Remarks

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia

The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Please utilize the Freedom Forum entrance on 6th Street for this event.


Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM