It’s unique among all other American cities since it was established by the U.S. Constitution to play the role and serve as the nation’s capital.
Washington, D.C. is not a state but a district that has been created specifically to be the seat of the federal government. But it’s not its only role.
As a whole ‘the District’ is a cosmopolitan city that offers a variety of attractions and opportunities to its millions of visitors from all over the world and residents alike. Tourism generates more than 5.5 billion US dollars.
Washington has a fast growing and diversified economy with a prevailing percentage of services (both professional and business).
Other important industries for Washington are Trade associations, law, higher education, medicine/medical research, government-related research, publishing and international finance.
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