Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Digital Empowerment Day

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Event to Celebrate DC as a Top Tech Hub with Donation of 160 Chromebooks to Local Businesses

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, April 24 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate ‘Digital Empowerment Day’ in DC by recognizing District agencies and partners that are using technology to create new opportunities for residents and businesses. At the event, Mayor Bowser will distribute free Chromebooks to registered business owners who are also participants in the Dream Pitch Program and Aspire to Entrepreneurship programs. The Chromebooks were provided by Human IT – a California-based organization dedicated to refurbishing donated technology for low-income individuals. 
Through strategic investments that support local entrepreneurs and make DC an attractive place to open and grow a business, Washington, DC has become a top city for tech and has widely been recognized as a leader in technology careers and talent, including: 

  • #1 Hub for Tech Careers (Forbes, 2024) 
  • #1 Most Innovative State (Wallet Hub, 2024) 
  • A Hotspot for New AI Jobs (Axios, 2024) 
  • #4 Top Tech Talent Market U.S. & Canada (CBRE, 2023) 
  • #2 Best US City for Women in Tech (SmartAsset, 2022) 

Wednesday, April 24 at 11 am   
Mayor Muriel Bowser   
Nina Albert, Deputy Mayor, DC Planning and Economic Development  
Rosemary Suggs Evans, Acting Director, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development  
Lamont Carey, Director, Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs  
Stephen Miller, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer  
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library   
901 G Street NW   
*Closest Metro Station: Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station*   
*Closest Bikeshare: 9th & G Street NW*   

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or X.   

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