The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC)
urges ALL members to join us as we advocate for the implementation of
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
John A. Wilson Building
The District of Columbia has a thriving creative community that contributes to the growth of many small businesses in the District.
According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses totaled 58,616 in D.C. in 2009. They represent 92.5 percent of all employers and employ 46.6 percent of the private-sector workforce. The fashion industry plays a significant role in that structure - employing thousands and contributing to a local and national economy by generating more than $10 billion in wages and more than $1.6 billion in tax revenues.
Emerging fashion designers and other artists in D.C. are part of the next generation of business owners and jobs creators - they are the anchors of our Main Street, but they need the tools and resources to move forward. The D.C. Fashion Incubator has been a great resource for growing designers providing them with the infrastructure and training to become successful business owners, but we also need support from our leaders in government.
Your support is needed to grow and expand the District's creative economy!
For more information and to RSVP email Jennifer Fisher at email@example.com