BusinessD.C. mayor provides free Chromebooks to local entrepreneurs

D.C. mayor provides free Chromebooks to local entrepreneurs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser donated free Chromebooks to registered business owners who are participants in the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development’s (DSLBD) Dream Pitch Program and Aspire to Entrepreneurial programs on April 24 as a part of “Digital Empowerment Day” in the city. 

The 160 Chromebooks were provided by Human IT—a California-based organization dedicated to refurbishing donated technology for low-income individuals.

“By being intentional and strategic about closing opportunity gaps and investing in residents and businesses, especially local entrepreneurs, we have made D.C. a top city for tech,” said Bowser. “We know how important an online presence is for business these days, so distributing these computers is one more way we can help local entrepreneurs get their fair shot and make it easier to do business in D.C.”

Chromebooks recipients will also have access to in-person courses and certifications on computer-based skills and software offered through the D.C. Public Library.

“Access to technology is fundamental for businesses to compete in today’s economy,” said DSLBD Acting Director Rosemary Suggs Evans. “Through Digital Empowerment Day, we are taking a proactive approach to ensuring that our small businesses and entrepreneurs have the resources they need to thrive.”

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the Washington Informer Newspaper. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington…
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Source: Washington Informer

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