Partners will stay overnight in Washington, D.C. on July 21 and 22. Visitors to the city will have the opportunity to see the capital of the U.S. up close. The city, whose population is about 646,500, is home to the centers of all three branches of the federal government of the U.S.: the Congress, president, and Supreme Court.
Washington, D.C. hosts 176 foreign embassies. It is also home to the headquarters of a number of international organizations, trade unions, nonprofit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional organizations, including the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The city is also home to various national monuments and museums, many of which are on or near the National Mall. Visitors can see famous attractions while staying in Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, and many others.
The U.S. capital has a diversified economy that is growing, with many jobs in the federal government, which also supports law firms, independent contractors, nonprofit organizations, lobbying firms, trade unions, industry groups, and professional associations. After the federal government, tourism is the city’s largest industry. Additional industries within the city include education, finance, public policy, and scientific research. Top employers include Georgetown University, George Washington University, Washington Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center, and Howard University.