Print Companies in Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia, or DC as it is normally abbreviated to, was founded in 1791 following approval by the United States Congress to create a federal district in which the capital city was to be built. Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America and is named after George Washington, foremost political and military leader and the first President of the United States of America.
Washington has excellent transport links, which allows workers from the surrounding states of Virginia and Maryland to flock into the city to work. During the working week, the population of Washington is doubled to over a million people. The city contains the offices of all 3 branches of the federal government, as well as over 170 foreign embassies, together with the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Washington also houses the headquarters of trade unions, lobbying groups, non-profit making organization and professional associations. Local print companies supply these businesses with stationery packs, digital business cards and brochure printers as well as providing a fast and reliable service for when material is required urgently.
Washington not only contains the working offices of government but also has many historical buildings and monuments. The Jefferson Pier and the Washington Memorial are located near the center of the North Mall and in the surrounding area, many war memorials can be found along with monuments to famous American figures such as Martin Luther King Junior and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Smithsonian Institute maintains many of the museums and galleries in Washington and, as they are partially funded by the federal government, admission is free. Print companies can provide signs and banners directing tourists to the various historical attractions.
The economy of Washington is quite diversified with not only government related employment but business and professional services along with the retail and tourism sectors all contribute to the economy. Stores, hotels and leisure facilities need flyers and posters to attract new customers and retain old customers to their business and local print companies can supply these along with catalogs describing their products or services.