The DC Policy Center is dedicated to advancing policies for a strong and vibrant District of Columbia. This one-of-a-kind, non-partisan think tank is focused on DCís economy, providing high-quality data on what is happening in the city and why. Since its launch in 2017, the Center has published over 400 unique analyses, revealing nuanced trends on issues like food deserts, affordable housing, diversity in schools, DCís business climate, and more. Armed with this research, the Policy Center works with policymakers, advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders to drive positive policy change. Rapidly becoming the go-to expert on DCís economy ó its website has attracted over 675,000 unique users and over two million views ó the Policy Centerís work highlights the driving forces behind our cityís inequities and the opportunities to address them. Your support builds a stronger city for everyone.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

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