Our research shows that lowering regulatory startup fees and streamlining licensing can result in higher rates of local business formation and better relationships between business owners and agency representatives. DCRA, DC Council and other DC agencies should support reforms that will help make starting a business more accessible to all Washingtonians.

We have spent the past year combing through DCRA regulations and researching best practices. In our testimony packets, we have highlighted key areas in need of immediate reform and suggested solutions to address these issues.


Testimony in Support of B23-192: Cottage Food Expansion Amendment Act of 2019


Testimony for DCRA Oversight Hearing, Committee of the Whole


Testimony in Support of B22-525: Micro-Business Startup Fee Relief Amendment Act of 2017


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