What Is The Ward 3 Small Business Support Ecosystem?

Ward 3 is home to over 4,000 small businesses and while the Ward is also home to seven Main Street programs and a newly forming Business Improvement District (BID) these organizations only serve 563 of Ward 3’s total small businesses. 

However, in 2023, District Bridges received funding to help fill the gap and support businesses that are not currently supported by a Main Street or BID in Ward 3. Additionally, we are working to build a more cohesive and coordinated strategy for promoting small businesses across the Ward through collaborations with the existing community development organizations.

Small Business Support

If you are a Ward 3 small business that is not currently served by a Main Street program we can help you! (Check to see if you are in a Main Street corridor here ) If you need help connecting with your Main Street you can email us at ward3@districtbridges.org and we’ll get you connected.

We are able to support businesses with a wide variety of technical assistance including:

  • Small business grants
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Business planning
  • Accounting
  • Lease negotiations
  • Events
  • Access to capital
  • and much more!

If you are a Ward 3 small business and are interested in receiving support please complete our business intake form HERE or email us at ward3@districtbridges.org.

Ward 3 is home to 7 Main Street programs and a newly forming Business Improvement District. These organizations support local businesses, host community events, and support the greater economic development of Washington, DC. Check out these amazing partners below by clicking their logos.