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Councilman Allen Introduces Bill to Promote ‘Made in D.C.’ Products

by Sean Meehan — December 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm 0

madeindcWard 6 Councilman Charles Allen introduced a bill today that will make it easier for District residents to shop locally.

The Made in DC Program Establishment Act of 2015 would task the District Department of Small and Local Business Development with making a “Made in D.C.” logo, brand and marketing campaign. The DSLBD would then certify local products and help market them at major District events.

“With the holiday season in full swing, I’m proud to help promote the District’s growing creator economy with a program to communicate the importance of buying local and having pride in DC-made products year-round,” Allen said in a statement about the bill.

The bill also includes instructions for the DSLBD to look into opportunities for a District-sponsored “innovation space” that would provide local artisans with studio space, shared equipment and classrooms.

The bill was co-introduced by District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.

Photo via Councilman Allen/ Compass Coffee

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