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Welcome to ARC's Newsletter! If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please follow the "Manage your subscription" link at the bottom of this publication or write to us at

Here is a brief description of ARC's work:

ARC works with local small businesses, cooperatives, and social enterprises to promote sustainable regional economic development, helping them obtain the goods and services they need to run their businesses from within the Washington Metro region. ARC is currently partnering with another non-profit, the Coalition for an Inclusive Economy of Greater Washington, DC, to introduce the Localight rewards app to business associations, anchor institutions, and government agencies.

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Upcoming Events!

ARC's Exec. Dir., Jim Schulman will facilitate a workshop on Creating Value in Communities (i.e. Creating Real Value in an Uncertain World) on April 3, 2024 from 1 - 2:30pm for the Military Children 2024 World Expo Workshop Series. Other workshops in the month-long series hosted by ARC's partner, the Military Children's Six Foundation, are described here or by going to

On Sunday April 7th, ARC's Exec. Dir., Jim Schulman will make a presentation at the virtual Student Sustainability Summit organized by University of Maryland students. The 2-day summit begins on Saturday April 6th and features a wide range of relevant topics. Check it out here:

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