The big-box stores are coming to D.C. And neighborhood “mom and pop” shops are worried. Now, a new effort is underway to try to protect D.C.’s local businesses. Kojo explores the business environment for small-scale entrepreneurs.


  • Michael Shuman Vice President for Enterprise Development, Training and Development Corporation; Author, "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition" (Berrett-Koehler)
  • Harriet Tregoning Acting Director, D.C. Office of Planning.
  • Manny Hidalgo Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation

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