Economic Development

Verizon DC's commitment to economic development is stronger than ever. We support economic growth in our community through initiatives and corporate partnerships.


Featured Events and Grants

Verizon was a proud sponsor of tech in motion's penal discussion

Tech in Motion: Year in Review

Verizon recently partnered with Tech in Motion DC to present "A Year in Review" panel discussion featuring several tech experts who addressed topics ranging from diversity in technology to the state of cyber security. Panelists predicted trends and highlighted key aspects of the impact of advanced technology in the District and beyond. Verizon's David Young, vice president of public policy joined Rob Pegoraro of Yahoo Tech, Laren Maffeo of Aha! Labs, Patrick Merfert of 9Lenses, and Mike Leurdijk of Core Capital on panel discussion. The event took place at 1776, a DC-based global incubator. [ Learn More ]


Verizon was a proud sponsor of the GWHCC's 2014 Gala

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Anniversary Gala

On June 2, Verizon was a title sponsor of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 38th anniversary awards gala, a signature event celebrating the presence and contributions of the Hispanic business community. The Hispanic Chamber is a leading business organization that promotes and advocates for the success of Hispanic and other minority-owned businesses in the District. As a corporate partner, Verizon joined more than 400 community and business leaders who attended the event to celebrate the Chamber’s accomplishments. To learn more about the chamber, visit




Key Operational Statistics for the Verizon Family of Companies*


Our presence in the District of Columbia:

  • 638 skilled employees work in D.C.; 435 live here
  • We own or operate 36 buildings and locations
  • More than $136 million invested in plant and equipment in 2013*.

Our impact on the District's economy:

  • Verizon partners with 107 vendors and suppliers.
  • Verizon pays more than $11 million annually in healthcare costs for employees and retirees in the District
  • Verizon made more than $8.7 million in charitable and civic contributions to District-based organizations during 2013.


* Including Verizon, Verizon Business and Verizon Wireless